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 > How to Earn) or Virgin Pulse app (Home > How to Earn).
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.
|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|
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|
|500 points – Take 7,000-9,999 steps a day for 20 days in a month
2,000 points – Take 10,000+ steps 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|
|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 calorie 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 calorie tracking|
|100 points – Track calories 10-19 days in a month
200 points – Track calories 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 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|
|2,000 points||– Complete the Confidence Assessment (pre and post assessment required)|
|3,000 points||– Complete first 6 sessions|
|500 points||– Complete a SMART goal (up to 6/quarter)|
|500 points||– Complete a coaching call (up to 6/quarter)|
|1,500 points – Coaches Choice Bonus: Achieve a milestone and your health coach will reward you with this bonus!|
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.
|1,000 points||– Enroll in Individual Health Coaching|
|1,000 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 and complete all preventive care|
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 Session: Navigating your OSU Health Plan benefits and resources|
|500 points||– Webinar Session: Navigating 1st and 2nd trimester of pregnancy|
|500 points||– Webinar Session: Navigating 3rd trimester of pregnancy & postpartum support|
|500 points||– Webinar Session: Breastfeeding and Lactation benefits|
|1,000 points||– Attend 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 5,000 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.