Be in the Know 2017-2018

What's New for 2017-2018?

More Points, More Cash, More Often. Earn up to 300 points for $300!*

3 Steps to Success

Friends and Family Bonus Actions

Come Back for the Win

All returning Be in the Know participants will be placed into a drawing for great prizes!

How Do I Participate?

STEP 1: Biometric Screening

The biometric screening is the first Core Action required. Free biometric screenings will be offered on campus throughout the campaign year. The fall 2017 screenings will take place October 9 – December 1, 2017. If you miss this window, be sure to look for a select number of screenings in 2018.

Register for your screening today!

You can also choose to submit results from biometric screenings conducted by your own physician between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. To earn credit, submit a Biometric Screening Consent Form Be in the Know Biometric Screening Consent Form plus your results to AREUFIT Health Services, Inc., using the directions provided on the form.

STEP 2: StayWell’s Online Health Assessment

The online health assessment is the next step to earning your first $100 Core Actions incentive. This confidential online questionnaire is administered through Penn's wellness portal partner, StayWell Health Management. It will be available on a rolling basis beginning in October 2017 for those who have completed their biometric screening.

When your biometric screening data is uploaded to the StayWell portal, you will receive an email with the link to your online health assessment. You may also visit Penn's StayWell portal to check if your online health assessment is ready for completion. (Wait approximately one – two weeks after completing your biometric screening before checking StayWell.)

STEP 3: Earn More with Bonus Actions

Bonus Actions are health-related activities that can qualify you for additional Be in the Know points and cash. You’ll find a variety of options on campus, at home, and online through StayWell.

Be sure to take advantage of these fun and educational activities earn up to an additional $200* in Bonus Actions incentives, plus a special gift opportunity this year.

Bonus Actions may be completed and points earned at any time during the campaign year (September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2018.) However, cash incentives will not be awarded until you complete the first two Core Actions.

Am I Eligible for the Incentives?

Active full- and part-time benefits-eligible faculty and staff are eligible for the cash incentive awards.* To earn the incentives, you must complete the biometric screening, health assessment, and Bonus Actions by the program deadlines.


When you participate in a Be in the Know biometric screening, rest assured that your personal health information is strictly protected. Biometric screenings are administered by a third-party professional organization, AREUFIT Health Services, who has conducted these screening for the last five years and has partnered with Penn during health fairs and other on-campus programs since 1996.

AREUFIT provides biometric screening results to our wellness portal partner, StayWell, for the sole purpose of populating your personal online health assessment. offers a range of resources, valuable health-related information, and engaging programs. To gain a better understanding of our faculty and staff’s wellbeing, StayWell will be providing Health Advocate with results of biometric screenings and online health assessment information. AREUFIT, StayWell, and Health Advocate are fully HIPAA compliant and keep all results confidential. Penn receives only aggregated information regarding participation and the general results of the participation Penn population. No individual or personal health data is ever provided to Penn. 

We maintain the privacy and security of your personally identifiable health information. Although the wellness program and Penn may use aggregate information it collects to design a program based on identified health risks in the workplace, StayWell, AREUFIT, and Health Advocate will never disclose any of your personal information either publicly or to the employer, except as necessary to assess participation in the program and provide appropriate incentive payout, or as expressly permitted by law. Medical information that personally identifies you that is provided in connection with the wellness program will not be provided to your employer. 


Be in the Know is a voluntary wellness program administered in accordance with federal rules. If you choose to participate, you will be asked to complete a voluntary health risk assessment, or “HRA,” that asks a series of questions about activities and behaviors related to your health, and whether or not you have had certain medical conditions (e.g., cancer, diabetes, or heart disease.) You will also be asked to complete a biometric screening, which includes measuring your blood pressure, as well as a finger stick blood test for blood sugar, total cholesterol, and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. You have the option to fast before your screening to also obtain results for low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and triglycerides. You are not required to complete the HRA, biometric screening, or any other medical examinations; however, employees who participate in the biometric screening and online health assessment will receive 100 Core Action points and a $100 cash incentive.

More Penn Healthy You Wellness Programs at Penn

Penn Healthy You offers a wide array of wellness programs to help you make healthy choices, exercise, and feel good.

*All cash incentives are less applicable payroll taxes. Incentives will be issued in November 2017, and monthly from January – September 2018, in paychecks or as Campus Recreation credits. Payment times depend on when you complete the Core Actions and qualifying Bonus Actions. On the Health Assessment, Question 6 “How would you like to receive the full amount of your Be in the Know earned incentive(s)?” is a required question.  If the question is not completed, the employee will automatically receive the incentive(s) on their paycheck.