Rewards Overview - Your Plan for Health

Rewards Overview

In response to COVID-19, the YP4H program has been updated, effective July 1, 2020 for the duration of the calendar year.  Please see the updates at

During the program year (January 1 through December 31), you have many opportunities to earn points every day, which can quickly accumulate to help you complete up to four incentive levels each quarter.  As you advance through the incentive levels, you earn rewards.

If you’re enrolled in an Ohio State medical plan, you can earn premium credit, Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) credits and PulseCash. Employees who are eligible for Ohio State benefits but not enrolled in an Ohio State medical plan can earn PulseCash.

There are a few incentive programs available, depending on your medical benefit enrollment.

Incentives Available

Premium Credit

Enrolled faculty or staff can receive $25/month premium credit, or up to $40/month with an enrolled spouse, off of employee medical plan contributions by completing a Personal Health and Well-being Assessment (PHA)   In 2020, you do not need a verified Biometric Screening to earn premium credit.

To reduce your cost for health care and receive the full premium credit for 2021, complete the PHA by Monday, Dec. 14, at 11:59 p.m. The PHA will not be available for completion starting December 15 until PHA data can be integrated into Workday. The PHA should be available again in early January. Complete the PHA in the Your Plan for Health Virgin Pulse portal or mobile app. Read more about the PHA deadline changing to December 14 by visiting YP4H 2020 Updates.

Health Reimbursement Account Credits (HRA)

Enrolled participants can each earn up to $300 in HRA credits. If you do not use all of your HRA credits, they will roll over to the following year and you can use them to pay for future health care costs while enrolled in Ohio State’s Faculty and Staff Health Plans.

Unused 2020 HRA credits will roll over and be available to use in April 2021.

Virgin PulseCash

Participants can earn up to $100 in PulseCash. PulseCash is available for you to redeem for gift cards, health and wellness items in the Virgin Pulse online store, or to donate to designated charitable organizations.

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