Welcome Faculty & Staff

If you are a NEW HIRE (or newly benefit eligible) click here to learn more about your benefits and your 60 day deadline to complete the PHA and Biometric Screening.

If you are a SPOUSE/SAME-SEX DOMESTIC PARTNER click here to learn more about your benefits.

2015 Incentive Program |  My Health. My Plan. My Actions.

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 healthcare 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):

250 points |  Earn up to a $480* Premium Credit & 2016 Medical Plan Choice in 2 steps. 

  1. Step 1.  Complete a Biometric Screening (125 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 (125 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. 


NOTE:  As in 2014, you must know all the values above and enter all of them in the Personal Health & Well-Being Assessment (PHA) - choosing "I don't know" or not entering a current value will not complete the PHA in 2015.  Learn more

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        Additional PHA FAQ's


Complete level one from January 5, 2015 to September 30, 2015.


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 three of five biometric outcomes. 

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

Get Results (Level Three):  

2000 points |  Earn a $50 Gift Card**

As new challenges are offered monthly, push yourself and find challenges outside of your comfort zone.  Be sure to check for any challenges that you might have passed over before.


Get Rewarded (Level Four): 

3500 points |  Earn a $50 Gift Card**

Look for Y P 4 H events and team challenges taking place throughout the year.  Track your participation in challenges including physical activity, nutrition, stress management and others.


Deadline to complete level two, three and four is December 6, 2015.


*After you complete a Biometric Screening and PHA (including entering all of the health values mentioned above), you'll receive up to a $360 Medical Plan Premium Credit and medical plan choice for 2016.  When your enrolled spouse/same-sex domestic partner (S/SSDP) does the same, you'll earn up to an additional $120 credit in your pay.  Faculty/Staff have until Septmber 30, 2015 to complete level one.  S/SSDP have until December 6, 2015 to complete level one.

**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.