2016 Incentive Program

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Are you and your family ready to start a journey to better health?  Let Your Plan for Health (Y P 4 H) be your guide! Y P 4 H rewards you for improving your health and well-being.  Because the happier and healthier you are, the more you can enjoy life and be your best.


Your journey starts here.  Y P 4 H makes it easy to improve and maintain your health.  And while better health is its own reward, Y P 4 H makes it a little more fun – as you complete the following levels, you’ll earn rewards along the way.



Get In (Level One):

100 points |  Earn Premium Credit for 2017  in 2 steps. 

  1. Step 1.  Complete a Biometric Screening (50 points).  Know Your Numbers!  Obtain required health values including; height, weight, blood pressure, total cholesterol, HDL and a blood sugar value (either glucose or A1C) from your Primary Care Provider (PCP) or at a free on-campus screening. 


  2. Step 2.  Complete the Personal Health and Well-Being Assessment (50 points).  The PHA is a confidential online questionnaire that assesses factors that are critical to your health, well-being and your ability to improve or maintain both It should take you 15-20 minutes to complete. 




        Q:  What types of questions are asked in the PHA? Answer

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Complete level one from January 4, 2016 to November 30, 2016.


Get Going (Level Two): 

1000 points |  Earn a $25 Gift Card**

Participate in challenges to help you achieve and maintain your health and well-being goals.  Y P 4 H offers a variety of challenges, so you can join the ones that meet your personal interests and health status.  Learn about bonus point opportunities you can earn for having an "early-bird" biometric screening and/or meeting four out of five biometric outcomes. 

        1,000 points = $25 Amazon gift card**


Get Results (Level Three):  

2500 points |  Earn a $75 Gift Card**

As new challenges are offered, push yourself and find challenges outside of your comfort zone.  Be sure to learn how you can earn up to 1000 points by partcipating in YP4H programs



Deadline to complete all levels is November 30, 2016.


*After you complete a Biometric Screening and PHA (including all of the health values mentioned above), you'll receive Medical Plan Premium Credit for 2017.  

**Although the Amazon gift cards are taxable, you'll have a choice to "accept" or "decline" each reward that you earn.  You'll only be taxed if you choose to accept the gift card.


Get Started Today!

Join the thousands of Ohio State faculty and staff who have already committed to improving their lives through Y P 4 H.  Log in to learn more, and get started on your journey to better health!

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Your Privacy

There is nothing so personal as your health history, and we are serious about protecting your information and privacy.  While participating in Y P 4 H, the personal information you provide, whether online or in person, is only available to you and those you authorize to access it.  Beyond the team at the OSU Health Plan, your nurse, health coach, or your own PCP, no other Ohio State personnel will see your results.


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 employees and their spouses/SSDPs 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 The OSU Health Plan Engagement Specialist:  yp4h.clinicalservices@osumc.edu or call 614-292-4700 or 1-800-678-6269  to learn more about whether you qualify and work with you to develop a plan/activity with the same reward that is right for you.