Bonus Actions

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

  • Earn up to an additional 200 points and $200 in Bonus Actions cash incentives.*
  • NEW this year - reach 250 in Bonus Actions points to become a Be in the Know VIP and earn a special gift, on top of the maximum incentives!
  • Bonus Actions may be completed and points earned at any time during the campaign year (September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018.) However, cash incentives for Bonus Actions will not be awarded until you complete the first two Core Actions.
  • Make sure you receive your Bonus Action Points by submitting a Proof of Bonus Action Form when required. See below for details.
  • Need help tracking your Bonus Actions activity? Download our new Bonus Actions Checklist 2017-2018!

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 Action Form 2017-2018 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 provider documentation, such as a receipt with name, date of service, doctor’s office confirmation, or Explanation of Benefits (EOB).
  • Flu vaccines obtained September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018 will be accepted.
Dental Screenings (limit: 2) 10 Submit a Proof of Bonus Actions Form. You do not need to submit any additional provider documentation as proof. Exams from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 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, 2017 through June 30, 2018 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, 2017 through June 30, 2018 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, 2017 through June 30, 2018 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, 2017 through June 30, 2018 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, 2017 through June 30, 2018 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 2016 – Summer 2017, 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, 2017 through August 31, 2018 will be accepted.
Qualifying On-Campus Wellness Event
(limit: 4 per campaign year)
10 per event Register for the event and sign attendance sheet to receive participation credit. Your participation is automatically reported. Qualifying events September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018 will be accepted. Search qualifying events on HR’s Events Registration page.
Penn Behavioral Health Mindfulness Series 20 Completion of all 4 sessions is necessary to receive credit. Submit a Proof of Bonus Actions Form and a copy of your Penn Behavioral Health “Certificate of Completion” as proof.
Penn Green Campus Partnership 30 x 30 Challenge 20 Complete the following requirements: Sign up for the challenge, attend at least one 30x30 Challenge event, and sign GCP’s pledge that you completed the challenge. Submit your completed pledge to the Green Campus Partnership, who will verify participation. Participation during April 2018 challenge will be accepted. Your participation will be automatically reported. For more information, please contact sustainability@upenn.edu.
Family Food Nutrition Counseling (3 sessions) 20 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, 2017 through August 31, 2018 will be accepted. Register for your initial consultation on HR’s Events Registration page.
Special Bonus Actions Opportunity (limit: 2 per campaign year) 10 per action 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 one option 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, 2017 through August 31, 2018 will be accepted.
Physical Activity, Self-reported: 20 To receive credit for 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.
Physical Activity, Confirmed 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, 2017 through August 31, 2018 will be accepted
Bike to Work (Self-reported) 20 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, 2017 through August 31, 2018 will be accepted.
Registered Community Physical Activity Event: (limit: 1 per campaign year.) 20 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.) Event completed September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018 will be accepted.
StayWell Online Program Options
Bonus Action Points Instructions
StayWell Million Steps Challenge (with device integration) 20 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 9, 2017 and August 31, 2018 will be accepted. Register on StayWell‘s wellness portal and your participation is automatically reported.
StayWell Daily Dash Challenge 20 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 9, 2017 through August 31, 2018 will be accepted. Register on StayWell‘s wellness portal and your participation is automatically reported.
StayWell SleepWell Challenge 20 Complete the 8-week challenge requirements for credit. Completions October 9, 2017 through August 31, 2018 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 9, 2017 through August 31, 2018 will be accepted. Register on StayWell‘s wellness portal and your participation is automatically reported.
StayWell Telephonic Health Coaching (complete 3 sessions) 20 Complete 3 telephonic health coaching sessions with a StayWell Health Coach to receive credit. Completions September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018 will be accepted. Register on StayWell‘s wellness portal and 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 30 points.) Completions September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018 will be accepted. Register on StayWell‘s wellness portal and your participation is automatically reported.

*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. 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 2018.