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 Personalize Program Activities
Points Activity
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
Quarterly Personalize Program Activities
Points Activity
50 points Set Your Interests
250 points Choose your eating type
Annual Personalize Program Activities
Points Activity
50 points Set a wellbeing goal
200 points Complete Nicotine-Free Agreement

Track healthy habits and cards to stay motivated.

Daily Habit Tracking & Card Completion Activities
Points Activity
40 points Complete 2 Daily Cards a day
45 points Track 3 healthy habits a day

Monthly Habit Tracking & Card Completion Bonus Activities!
Points Activity
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.

Daily Activity Points Activities
Points Activity
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 Activity Points Bonus Activities!
Points Activity
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.

Daily Virgin Pulse Sleep Guide Activities
Points Activity
10 points Validated sleep tracking
25 points Self-entered sleep tracking
70 points Validated sleep greater than 7 hours

Monthly Virgin Pulse Sleep Guide Bonus Activities!
Points Activity
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.

One-Time Virgin Pulse Nutrition Guide Activities
Points Activity
100 points Connect nutrition tracker
Daily Virgin Pulse Nutrition Guide Activities
Points Activity
5 points Browse healthy recipes in Foodsmart
20 points Daily nutrition tracking
Weekly Virgin Pulse Nutrition Guide Activities
Points Activity
10 points Favorite/save a recipe in Foodsmart
10 points Add a recipe to grocery list in Foodsmart

Monthly Virgin Pulse Nutrition Guide Bonus Activities!
Points Activity
100 points Track nutrition 10-19 days in a month
200 points Track nutrition 20+ days in a month
Healthy Outcomes Annual Bonus!*
Points Activity
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
Measure Health Value
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.

Annual Personal Health Coaching Activities
Points Activity
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
Quarterly Personal Health Coaching Activities
Points Activity
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.

Annual Care Coordination Activities
Points Activity
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
Quarterly Care Coordination Activities
Points Activity
3,000 points Have 1 telephone call with Care Coordination nurse

Care Coordination Bonus Actvities!
Points Activity
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.

Annual Buckeye Baby Activities
Points Activity
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

Buckeye Baby Bonus Activities!
Points Activity
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!