Bonus Actions

Bonus Actions are opportunities to take action and improve your health. Here’s how it works:

  • Choose any Bonus Actions you wish to complete. Guidelines for earning credit are listed below.
  • Earn up to an additional 200 points and $200 in Bonus Actions cash incentives to receive maximum rewards this year!* 
  • Earn an extra 50 Bonus Action points (for 250 total Bonus Actions points) to become a Be in the Know VIP! All confirmed VIPs will earn a special gift, on top of the maximum incentives, after the 2018-2019 campaign year ends.
  • Bonus Actions may be completed and points earned at any time during the campaign year (September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019.) However, cash incentives for Bonus Actions will not be awarded until you complete the first two Core Actions (biometric screening and StayWell's online health assessment.)
  • Make sure you receive your Bonus Action Points by submitting a Proof of Bonus Actions Form when required. 

 

Make Sure You Receive Your Bonus Action Points!

Most Bonus Actions are automatically and confidentially reported to StayWell, which tallies and tracks your point totals. However, some Bonus Actions require you to submit a Proof of Bonus Actions Form 2018-2019 in order for StayWell to record the points.

Once you submit the form, AREUFIT confidentially reports this information to StayWell. Your point totals will then be reflected on your StayWell dashboard. See the table below for more details.

Preventative Health Options
Bonus Action Points Instructions

Flu Vaccine Clinics by Penn’s Human Resources and AREUFIT

10 Get your flu vaccine at Human Resources/AREUFIT or Student Health Services clinics. Your participation is automatically reported to StayWell. Advance registration is recommended for HR/AREUFIT flu vaccine clinics. (Note: Registration is not needed for Student Health Services’ clinics.) To register for your flu shot appointment, please go to HR’s Events Registration website.

For ALL other flu vaccines (from doctor’s office, pharmacies, other clinics, etc.): 

  • Submit a Proof of Bonus Actions Form and confirmation of flu vaccine, such as a receipt with name, date of service, provider's information, and flu vaccine confirmation, or Explanation of Benefits (EOB).
  • Flu vaccines obtained September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019 will be accepted.
Dental Screenings (limit: 2) 10 each Submit a Proof of Bonus Actions Form. You do not need to submit any additional provider documentation as proof. Exams from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 will be accepted.
Annual Eye Exam 10 Submit a Proof of Bonus Actions Form. You do not need to submit any additional provider documentation as proof. Exams from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 will be accepted.
Annual Dermatology Exam 10 Submit a Proof of Bonus Actions Form. You do not need to submit any additional provider documentation as proof. Exams from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 will be accepted.
Annual Physical 20 Submit a Proof of Bonus Actions Form. You do not need to submit any additional provider documentation as proof. Exams from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 will be accepted.

Women's Mammogram 20 Submit a Proof of Bonus Actions Form. You do not need to submit any additional provider documentation as proof. Exams from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 will be accepted.
Women's or Men's Health Exam 10 Women's health exam includes a pap smear. Men's health exam includes a testicular or prostate exam. Submit a Proof of Bonus Actions Form. You do not need to submit any additional provider documentation as proof. Exams from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 will be accepted.
Colonoscopy 30 Submit a Proof of Bonus Actions Form. You do not need to submit any additional provider documentation as proof. Exams from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 will be accepted.
Wellness Activities Options
Bonus Action Points Instructions
Biometric Screening “Bring a Friend” Bonus 10 Bring a Penn benefits-eligible friend with you to a Be in the Know biometric screening! If your colleague has not received credit for a Be in the Know biometric screening between Fall 2017 – Summer 2018, both you and your friend will receive 10 Bonus Action points, on top of your 50 biometric screening points. When you arrive at your screening appointment, inform HR registration staff that you have a qualifying friend with you. Your credit is automatically reported after verification by AREUFIT. Register for a biometric screening on HR’s Events Registration page.
Biometric Screening “Family Participant” Bonus 20 Family is defined as “spouse or domestic partner.” Submit a Proof of Bonus Actions Form and a copy of your family member’s personal biometric screening results from their physician. Family’s results will not be reported to StayWell and only serves as proof. Biometric screening results for your family member from September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019 will be accepted.
Qualifying On-Campus Wellness Event
(limit: 6 per campaign year)
10 each Register for the event and sign attendance sheet to receive participation credit. Your participation is automatically reported. Qualifying events September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019 will be accepted. Search qualifying events on HR’s Events Registration page, using "Bonus Actions 2018-2019: Wellness Events."
Qualifying On-Campus Financial Wellness Event
(limit: 4 per campaign year)
10 each Register for the event and sign attendance sheet to receive participation credit. Your participation is automatically reported. Qualifying events September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019 will be accepted. Search qualifying events on HR’s Events Registration page, using "Bonus Actions 2018-2019: Financial Wellness Events."
Penn HR 4-Session Mindfulness Course 30 Completion of all 4 sessions and any additional course requirements is necessary to receive credit. Submit a Proof of Bonus Actions Form and a copy of your "Certificate of Completion" as proof. Participation from September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019 will be accepted. To register for qualifying courses, search "Mindfulness" category of events on HR's Events Registration page.
Penn HR 8-Session Mindfulness Course 60 Completion of all 8 sessions and any additional course requirements is necessary to receive credit. Attendance at a mandatory prerequisite presentation may be required to enroll in the 8-Session offering. Submit a Proof of Bonus Actions Form and a copy of your "Certificate of Completion" as proof. Participation from September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019 will be accepted. To register for qualifying courses, search "Mindfulness" category of events on HR's Events Registration page.
Penn Sustainability's 30 x 30 Challenge 20 Complete the following requirements: Register for the 30x30 Challenge by March 31, 2019, attend at least one qualifying 30x30 Challenge event in April 2019, and sign Penn Sustainability pledge that you completed the challenge. Visit www.sustainability.upenn.edu to register for the challenge and to see the list of qualifying events and details. The 30x30 Challenge runs April 1-30, 2019 and participation during this time frame will be accepted. Your participation will be verified by Penn Sustainability and automatically reported. For more information, please contact sustainability@upenn.edu.
Penn's Comprehensive Smoking Treatment Program 60 Complete 3 sessions with a Penn Comprehensive Smoking Treatment Program professional to receive credit. Keep track of your session dates and request a "Certificate of Completion" after your 3rd visit. Submit a Proof of Bonus Actions Form and copy of your certificate as proof. Participation from September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019 will be accepted. To schedule an appointment, please call 888-PENN-STOP (1-888-736-6786.)
Family Food Nutrition Counseling (complete 3 sessions) 30 Complete 3 sessions with a Family Food Registered Dietician (RD) to receive credit. Inform your RD that you are a Penn employee to ensure receiving credit. Your participation is automatically reported. Sessions September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019 will be accepted. Register for your initial consultation only on HR’s Events Registration page. (Future appointments will be scheduled by your RD during your initial consultation.)
Additional Nutrition Counseling Providers (complete 3 sessions) 30 Complete 3 one-hour nutrition counseling sessions with the "Registered Dietician" (RD) or "Registered Dietician Nutritionist" (RDN) of your choice to receive credit. (Only sessions with a certified RD or RDN will be accepted. Visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at www.eatingright.org for more information.) Submit a Proof of Bonus Actions Form and required documentation from your RD or RDN, including proof of their credentials, their contact information, and dates of your 3 sessions. Participation from September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019 will be accepted.
Special Bonus Actions Opportunity (limit: 2 per campaign year) 10 each These are targeted Penn wellness events, where points are not available as an "On-Campus Wellness Event." A Special Bonus Actions Opportunity Confirmation Form will be distributed at these events, which must be submitted, along with a Proof of Bonus Actions Form.
Physical Activity Options
Bonus Action Points Instructions
Regular Physical Activity (Choose either Self-reported or Confirmed, and submit once per campaign year): To receive credit, complete a total of 36 workouts during the campaign year (this is an average of 3 workouts per week, for 12 weeks.) Qualifying physical activity completed from September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019 will be accepted.
* Physical Activity, Self-Reported: 30 To receive credit for Self-Reported Physical activity at home or at a facility that is unable to produce a confirmed report with dates of exercise: Submit a Proof of Bonus Actions Form and attach additional sheets if needed to describe activity. Please list each date of exercise and include a description of your completed activity.
* Physical Activity, Confirmed 40 To receive credit for Confirmed Physical activity at a facility that is able to produce a confirmed report with dates of exercise: Submit a Proof of Bonus Actions Form and attach your facility's report, which must list all 36 workout dates.
Bike to Work 30 To receive credit, employee must bike to their regular workplace at Penn a total of 36 times during the campaign year. Submit a Proof of Bonus Actions Form, along with self-reported documentation of the dates. Qualifying biking to work dates from September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019 will be accepted.
Registered Community Physical Activity Event: (limit: 2 per campaign year) 20 each Qualifying events include 5K or longer distance walks, runs, biking races, triathlons, or marathons. Submit a Proof of Bonus Actions Form and attach a copy of your event registration, which must include your name and another identifier (home address or date of birth.) Events completed September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019 will be accepted, with a maximum of two (2) events per campaign year.
StayWell Online Program Options
Bonus Action Points Instructions
StayWell Million Steps Challenge (with device integration) (limit: 2 per campaign year) 20 each Track your steps on StayWell’s portal through device integration or manual upload. Points are earned when you complete 1,000,000 steps. Tracking steps between October 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019 will be accepted. Register on StayWell‘s wellness portal and your participation is automatically reported.
StayWell Daily Dash Challenge 20 Complete Daily Dash activities as you choose, 1 per day. For every 10 completions, you earn one badge. When you’ve earned 3 badges, points will be awarded. Completions October 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019 will be accepted. Register on StayWell‘s wellness portal and your participation is automatically reported.
StayWell Calm Challenge 20 Complete the 6-week challenge requirements for credit. Completions October 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019 will be accepted. Register on StayWell‘s wellness portal and your participation is automatically reported.
StayWell 21 Day Meditation Experience 20 Complete 14 of the 21 Days Meditation Experience to receive credit. Completions October 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019 will be accepted. Register on StayWell‘s wellness portal and your participation is automatically reported.
StayWell Telephonic Health Coaching (complete 3 sessions) 30 Complete 3 telephonic health coaching sessions with a StayWell Health Coach to receive credit. Completions September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019 will be accepted. Register by calling StayWell‘s HelpLine at 1-855-428-6324. (Due to connectivity issues being investigated, please call from a phone other than your Penn office 215 area code number.) Your participation is automatically reported.
StayWell Tobacco Cessation Program Bonus 10 Complete 3 consecutive calls with a StayWell Tobacco Cessation Program Health Coach. You will receive credit for both the Tobacco Cessation Program Bonus and Telephonic Health Coaching (total of 40 points.) Completions September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019 will be accepted. Register by calling StayWell‘s HelpLine at 1-855-428-6324. (Due to connectivity issues being investigated, please call from a phone other than your Penn office 215 area code number.) Your participation is automatically reported.
StayWell Financial Well-being Learning Series (complete the series of 5) 20 Complete the series of 5 Financial Well-being digital workshops to receive credit. Completions from October 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019 will be accepted. Register on StayWell's wellness portal and your participation is automatically reported.
StayWell Digital Workshops (complete 4 topics) 20 Complete any 4 digital workshop topics to receive credit. Completions from October 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019 will be accepted. Register on StayWell's wellness portal and your participation is automatically reported.
StayWell Self-Directed Coaching (complete 2 topics) 20 Complete any 2 Self-Directed Coaching topics for credit. Completions from October 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019 will be accepted. Register on StayWell's wellness portal and your participation is automatically reported.

*All Be in the Know cash incentives are less applicable payroll taxes. Incentives will be issued in November 2018, and monthly from January – September 2019, in paychecks or as Penn Recreation credits. Incentives for Bonus Actions won't be paid, until you first complete the two Core Actions (biometric screening and StayWell's online health assessment.) Payment times depend on when you complete the Core Actions and qualifying Bonus Actions. Bonus Actions incentives are paid when you reach every 50 point level (50 points, 100 points, 150 points, and 200 points.) However, any remaining unpaid Bonus Action points will be paid in the final incentive cycle, September 2019.