Challenge Rules Consent - Your Plan for Health

Challenge Rules Consent

By joining the Steps To Better Sleep challenge, you agree to accurately log your activity. The YP4H portal administrator, Virgin Pulse, will be monitoring challenge entries to determine any activity that appears to be inappropriate. If Virgin Pulse contacts you, you agree to work with them to verify your activity and acknowledge that any activity in question that is not verified to be legitimate will result in disqualification from the challenge and any associated challenge incentives for your team.


  • This challenge starts on Jul 05, 12 am local time, and ends on Aug 01, 11:59 pm local time.
  • The last chance to upload your steps is Aug 04, 11:59 pm local time. Steps uploaded after this date won’t be counted in the final results. Try uploading daily—it’s more fun!


  • Teams can have up to 5 participants. Try to recruit a full crew!
  • If you leave a team after the start date, you are out of the challenge. You cannot leave a team and join a new one.
  • If you join a team after the start date, some of your steps might not count.


  • Team scores are based on total team steps.
  • You can get credit for a maximum of 30,000 steps per day. Consider uploading steps from a fitness tracker or app for a seamless challenge experience.
  • If self-entering activity, you must do so in the challenge activity conversion tool.

Good to Know

  • Participant names and step counts may be shared with other challenge participants and administrators.
  • You have up to 14 days to go back and enter steps prior to the upload deadline.

Points Available (up to 2,500 max)*

  • Track/log steps during Week 1 – 100 points
  • Week 2 total steps 10% > Week 1 total steps – 200 points
  • Week 3 total steps 10% > Week 2 total steps – 300 points
  • Week 4 total steps 10% > Week 3 total steps – 400 points
  • Start and complete a sleep Journey between 7/5-8/1 – 500 points
  • Individual step average ≥ challenge step average – 1,000 points

Prizes Available**

  • Engagement drawings – 1 participant will win $25 PulseCash each week for completing the suggested sleep activities
  • View full details here

Reasonable Alternative

  • Ohio State and Your Plan for Health (YP4H) are committed to helping you achieve your best health. Rewards for participating in wellness challenges are available to all benefits-eligible faculty and staff and their spouses who are enrolled in the OSU Health Plan. If you are unable to meet the current standard in light of your health status (physician recommendation, pregnancy, etc.), you might qualify for an opportunity to earn the same reward by different means (provider waiver or reasonable alternative). Contact to learn more about whether you qualify and we will work with you to develop a plan/activity with the same reward that is right for you.

*Team members who did not participate in the challenge (i.e. join a team but do not log activity) will not receive points. All challenge points will be awarded by 8/13/21.

**Team members who did not participate in the challenge (i.e. join a team but do not log activity) are not eligible for prizes. PulseCash is subject to taxation at the time it is earned, so raffle winners can accept or decline the prize.


If you have questions about this, contact YP4H by emailing or calling (614) 247-6947.