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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!* 
  • Go for ultimate rewards and earn an extra 50 Bonus Action points (for 250 total Bonus Actions points = 350 total campaign 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 2019-2020 campaign year ends. Please see "Important VIP Notes" below.
  • Bonus Actions may be completed and points earned at any time during the campaign year (September 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020.) 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. 

Important VIP Notes:

  • StayWell's "Points Tracker" only tallies up to 300 total campaign points (which indicates 200 completed Bonus Action points.) However, any additional earned Bonus Actions beyond 200 points will still show as "Complete" on the MY INCENTIVE page. Simply keep a running total of your Bonus Action points earned and go for VIP status!
  • The 2018 - 2019 Be in the Know campaign year closed on August 31, 2019. By this deadline, all Bonus Actions must be completed and Proof of Bonus Actions Forms must be submitted to AREUFIT.
  • StayWell will contact all confirmed VIPs at the beginning of October 2019, following the campaign closing on August 31, 2019, and final processing of all activities and points.

 

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 2019-2020 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/AREUFIT and Student Health Services

Other Flu Vaccines

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, 2019 through June 30, 2020 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, 2019 through June 30, 2020 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, 2019 through June 30, 2020 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, 2019 through June 30, 2020 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, 2019 through June 30, 2020 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, 2019 through June 30, 2020 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, 2019 through June 30, 2020 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, 2019 through June 30, 2020 will be accepted.
Dexascan/Bone Density Screening 10 Submit a Proof of Bonus Actions Form. You do not need to submit any additional provider documentation as proof. Exams from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 will be accepted.
Wellness Activities Options
Bonus Action Points Instructions
Biometric Screening “Refer a Friend” Bonus 10 If you completed a Be in the Know biometric screening last campaign year (9/1/18 – 8/31/19), team up with a benefits-eligible colleague who DID NOT receive credit for a screening. You and your colleague can each earn 10 Bonus Action points. To refer a qualifying friend, use the Refer a Friend card (“RAF card”) available in the home mailer brochure. Complete your information of the RAF card and give to the new participant. The new participant must present the RAF card to AREUFIT registration staff at their on-campus biometric screening. Your credit is automatically reported after verification by AREUFIT. Participation September 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 will be accepted.
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, 2019 through June, 30, 2020 will be accepted.
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's Comprehensive Smoking Treatment Program 60 Completion of all three (3) sessions is necessary to receive credit. Submit a copy of your Comprehensive Smoking Treatment Program Certificate of Completion as proof. Participation September 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 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, 2019 through June 30, 2020 will be accepted. Please only register for your first appointment (initial consultation) on HR’s Events Registration page. Follow-up appointments will be scheduled separately by Family Food.
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, contact information, and dates of your 3 sessions. Participation September 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 will be accepted.
Special Bonus Action Opportunity (limit: 2 per campaign year) 10 each Watch for HR announcements on additional chances to earn Bonus Actions points throughout the campaign year! Only qualifying HR activities September 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 will be accepted. Directions for earning points will be included in announcements.
30 Day Wellness Challenge 30 After completing your 30 days of the challenge, submit a completed Pre- Challenge Goals sheet and Post- Challenge Reflection sheet. (All materials will be available on HR’s Be in the Know website by December 1, 2019.) Participation January 1, 2020 through March 31, 2020 will be accepted.
Physical Activity Options
Bonus Action Points Instructions
Regular Physical Activity
(Choose either Self-reported or Confirmed, and submit once per campaign year):
points for physical activity listed below Complete a total of 48 workouts during the campaign year. Submit a Proof of Bonus Actions Form and attach:
• Self-reported: Additional sheets to list dates and descriptions of your activities.
• Confirmed: A copy of your facility report.

Qualifying physical activity completed September 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 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 50 Physical activity at a facility that is able to print out a confirmed report. Report must contain facility name, address, phone number, and all dates employee signed in to exercise.
Bike to Work (self-reported) 30 Bike to your regular workplace at Penn a total of 48 times during the campaign year. Submit a Proof of Bonus Actions Form and attach self-reported documentation of the dates, plus your home and office locations. Qualifying biking to work dates September 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 will be accepted.
Registered Community Physical Activity Event: (limit: 2 per campaign year) 30 each 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, 2019 through June 30, 2020 will be accepted.
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 and, again, at 2,000,000 steps. Tracking steps October 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 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 is allowed. For every 10 completions, you will earn one (1) badge. When you’ve earned three (3) badges, points will be awarded. Completions October 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 will be accepted. Register on StayWell‘s wellness portal and your participation is automatically reported.
NEW! StayWell SleepWell Challenge 20 Complete the 8-week challenge requirements for credit. Completions October 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 will be accepted. Register on StayWell‘s wellness portal and 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 Learning Series digital workshops to receive credit. Completions October 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 will be accepted. Register on StayWell‘s wellness portal and your participation is automatically reported.
NEW! StayWell Weight Management Learning Series 20 Complete the series of 4 Weight Management Learning Series digital workshops to receive credit. Completions October 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 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, 2019 through June 30, 2020 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 workshops to receive credit. Completions October 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 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 programs to receive credit. Completions October 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 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, 2019 through June 30, 2020 be accepted. To register, visit StayWell‘s wellness portal or call their HelpLine at 1-855-428-6324. 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 Bonus Actions (for a total of 40 points.) Completions September 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 will be accepted. To register, visit StayWell‘s wellness portal or call their HelpLine at 1-855-428-6324. Your participation is automatically reported. Your participation is automatically reported.

*All cash incentives are less applicable payroll taxes. Incentives will be issued in November 2019, and monthly from January to August 2020, in paychecks or as Penn Recreation credits. Payment times depend on when you complete the Core Actions and qualifying Bonus Actions.

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, August 2020.

Your privacy is strictly protected. Penn receives only aggregated data for the participating population. Penn will never know your individual screening results, health assessment answers or personal health goals.