How to Earn YP4H Points - Your Plan for Health

How to Earn YP4H Points

To help you thrive in the workplace and in your personal life, YP4H offers an incentive program with a variety of opportunities for you to earn points and get rewarded for the healthy things you do every day.

To learn more about the rewards you’re eligible to earn, log in to the Virgin Pulse portal (Home > Rewards) or Virgin Pulse app (Home > Rewards).

A summary of point earning opportunities can be printed here.

Personalize your account and earn points for connecting your device, adding friends and setting your interests.

One Time

15 points  – Add friend outside of the university or Wexner Medical Center
75 points  – Upload a profile picture
100 points  – Add five friends (co-workers)
500 points  – Connect first activity device (e.g. Fitbit, Garmin, iWatch, etc.)
500 points  – First log in to Virgin Pulse mobile app



50 points  – Set Your Interests
250 points  – Choose your eating type



50 points  – Set a wellbeing goal
200 points  – Complete Nicotine-Free Agreement



Track healthy habits and cards to stay motivated.


40 points  – Complete 2 Daily Cards a day
45 points  – Track 3 healthy habits a day


Monthly Bonus!

 50 points – Complete 10-19 cards a month
200 points – Complete 20+ cards a month
200 points – Track 10 days of a healthy habits in a month

A synced device must be used to earn these points.


10 points  – Per 1,000 steps
70 points  – 15 validated active minutes
100 points  – 30 validated active minutes
140 points  – 45 validated active minutes
70 points  –  15 validated workout minutes
100 points  –  30 validated workout minutes
140 points  –  45 validated workout minutes


Monthly Bonus!

1,000 points – Complete 7,000-9,999 steps, 15 active minutes, or 15 workout minutes a day for 20 days in a month
3,000 points – Complete 10,000+ steps, 30 active minutes, or 30 workout minutes a day for 20 days in a month


Note: 140 Points is the maximum daily reward for step/active minutes/workout session activity. However, you will not be rewarded for steps and active minutes and workout sessions in the same day, but you will rather be rewarded for the activity with the higher reward amount.

Utilize sleep tools for a better night’s sleep.


10 points  – Validated sleep tracking
25 points  – Self-entered sleep tracking
70 points  – Validated sleep greater than 7 hours


Monthly Bonus!

100 points – Track validated sleep 10-19 days in a month
200 points – Track validated sleep 20+ days in a month
500 points – Track validated 7+ hours sleep 20 days in a month


Create a nutrition profile to receive a personalized guide to fine tune your nutrition and chart your progress.


100 points  – Connect nutrition tracker



10 points  – Favorite/save a recipe in Foodsmart
10 points  – Add a recipe to grocery list in Foodsmart



5 points  – Browse healthy recipes in Foodsmart
20 points  – Daily nutrition tracking


Monthly Bonus!

100 points – Track nutrition 10-19 days in a month
200 points – Track nutrition 20+ days in a month


Healthy Outcomes Annual Bonus!*

500 points  – Meet 1 of 5 healthy values
1,000 points  – Meet 2 of 5 healthy values
1,500 points  – Meet 3 of 5 healthy values
2,000 points  – Meet 4 of 5 healthy values
2,500 points  – Meet all 5 healthy values


Healthy Values

Healthy weight (BMI):  18.5-29.9
Healthy Blood Pressure:  less than 140 /90
Healthy HDL:  at least 40
Healthy Total Cholesterol:  less than 200
Healthy Blood Sugar:  Below A1c 5.7% or Glucose less than 100

*Complete your verified biometric screening to be eligible for this reward.

If you have a personal health goal, such as losing weight, starting an exercise routine, or quitting smoking, personal health coaching can help. Health Coaches are happy to help you set realistic goals and provide you with support and resources to motivate you along the way.


500 points  – Complete a Wellness Vision with OSUHP Health Coach
500 points  – Achieve a Milestone (up to 4/year)
3,000 points  – Complete a Pre and Post Confidence Assessment



500 points  – Review a SMART goal with a health coach (up to 4/quarter)
500 points  – Complete a SMART goal (up to 4/quarter)


Learn more or get started in Personal Health Coaching here.

If you or a family member are enrolled in an Ohio State medical plan and living with a chronic condition such as diabetes, heart disease, asthma or COPD, the Care Coordination program can help you manage your disease. You may also qualify for reduced pharmaceutical copays.


500 points  – Advance/Maintain Action/Maintenance
500 points  – Complete all condition specific preventive care
2,000 points  – Enroll in Individual Health Coaching
2,000 points  – Complete Direct Medication Review with pharmacist
2,000 points  – Complete Care Coordination Assessment



3,000 points  – Have 1 telephone call with Care Coordination nurse



2,000 points – Nurses Choice Bonus: Achieve a milestone, improve your A1C , weight or other


Learn more or get started in Care Coordination here.

Are you expecting a baby? The Buckeye Baby program offers free support to expectant parents from early pregnancy through delivery and post-partum. All services are complimentary and confidential for those who have OSU Health Plan insurance.


500 points  – Webinar Completed (up to 4/year)
1,000 points  – Telephonic Session Postpartum follow-up call (OSU Health Plan only)
1,500 points  – Attend Telephonic Session: 3 months postpartum
1,500 points  – Attend Telephonic Session: 6 months postpartum



2,000 points – Postpartum Home Visit


To learn more or get started in Buckeye Baby here.

If you’re participating in a structured health and wellness program to help you reach your goals, but it is not included on the Programs page in the Virgin Pulse portal, you may still be able to earn YP4H points each calendar year by participating in a Healthy Lifestyle Program.  Programs that may be eligible include, but not limited to; Weight Watchers Meetings Program, Diabetes Prevention Program, Cardiac Rehab 2, Living Well Phase 1 or 2 (OSUWMC).

Click here for more information on participating programs, eligibility and verification process.


Train and complete an officially organized race and earn YP4H points.

Learn more about the Healthy Living Bonus here.

Attend 9 WW workshops in 3 consecutive months and earn points. Attendance must be verified to receive points.

For more information about requirements to receive points, visit the Healthy Lifestyle Program page.

Did you know there’s a 50% WW subsidy available for benefit enrolled faculty, staff and spouses? Learn more here.

For a full list of point earning opportunities, log in to the Virgin Pulse portal (Home > How to Earn) or Virgin Pulse app (Home > How to Earn).

Stay tuned for promotions to maximize your points, including mystery double points days, challenges and more!