Bonus Actions

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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 rewards are listed in the table below.
  • Earn up to $250 in Pulse Cash by completing a combination of campaign activities, including a biometric screening and/or Bonus Actions. 
  • Go for ultimate rewards and earn 450 total campaign points to become a Be in the Know VIP! All confirmed VIPs will earn special recognition, after the campaign year ends. Please note that a biometric screening must be completed between July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021 to qualify as a VIP this campaign year.
  • Bonus Actions may be completed at any time during the campaign year (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021). However, for this campaign year, rewards for Bonus Actions will not be received until you first complete the Virgin Pulse Health Check
  • Make sure you receive your Bonus Action Points by submitting an Attestation Form, if necessary. These forms replace the Proof of Bonus Action Forms and allow participants to upload completion credit for certain Bonus Actions right on the Virgin Pulse platform, on the Rewards page.

    All Attestation Forms will include an Attestation Box for participants to click to acknowledge that the information provided is true and accurate. You may also need to upload documentation as proof of completion. (Penn reserves the right to request a paper copy of any information you provide.)

    To access the Attestation Forms:
    • Log on to the Virgin Pulse platform.
    • On the homepage, in the top navigation, click on “Rewards”. In the drop-down menu, select “My Rewards”.
    • Scroll down to the appropriate Bonus Action you wish to complete an Attestation Form.
    • Once you find the Bonus Action you have completed, click on the name.
    • Click “Take Me There” button. This will open up a window for you to complete the form.
    • Fill in all of the required fields and upload documentation if required.
    • Click “Submit”.

    Once you submit an Attestation Form and any additional documentation if necessary, Virgin Pulse will process your information and your point totals will then be reflected on the Virgin Pulse Rewards page. To learn which Bonus Actions require you to submit an Attestation Form on Virgin Pulse’s platform, see the table below. 

Earn More Pulse Cash!

You can earn up to an additional $250 in Pulse Cash for any combination of Be in the Know 2020-2021 activities, including a biometric screening and/or Bonus Actions.
Preventative Health Options
Bonus Action Points Pulse Cash Reward Total Rewards Possible Instructions

Flu Vaccine

10 $10 $10 Submit an Attestation Form, following receipt of your flu vaccine. You do not need to submit any additional provider documentation as proof. Virgin Pulse will automatically award credit once completion criteria has been met. Flu vaccines obtained July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 will be accepted.
Bi-Annual Dental Exam (limit: 2) 10 each $10 $20 Submit an Attestation Form, following your dental exams. You do not need to submit any additional provider documentation as proof. You may submit two (2) Dental Screening Exams per campaign year, if your exams fall within qualifying dates. Virgin Pulse will automatically award credit once completion criteria has been met. Exams obtained July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 will be accepted.
Annual Eye Exam 10 $10 $10 Submit an Attestation Form, following your annual eye exam. You do not need to submit any additional provider documentation as proof. Virgin Pulse will automatically award credit once completion criteria has been met. Exams obtained July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 will be accepted.
Annual Dermatology Skin Exam 10 $10 $10 Submit an Attestation Form, following your annual dermatology skin exam. You do not need to submit any additional provider documentation as proof. Virgin Pulse will automatically award credit once completion criteria has been met. Exams obtained July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 will be accepted.
Annual Physical 20 $20 $20 Submit an Attestation Form, following your annual physical. You do not need to submit any additional provider documentation as proof. Virgin Pulse will automatically award credit once completion criteria has been met. Exams obtained July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 will be accepted.
Women's Mammogram 20 $20 $20 Submit an Attestation Form, following your women’s mammogram. You do not need to submit any additional provider documentation as proof. Virgin Pulse will automatically award credit once completion criteria has been met. Exams obtained July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 will be accepted.
Women's or Men's Health Exam 10 $10 $10 Women's health exam includes a pap smear. Men's health exam includes a testicular or prostate exam. Submit an Attestation Form, following your women’s or men’s health exam. You do not need to submit any additional provider documentation as proof. Virgin Pulse will automatically award credit once completion criteria has been met. Exams obtained July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 will be accepted.
Colorectal Cancer Screening/Colonoscopy 30 $30 $30 Submit an Attestation Form, following your colorectal cancer screening/colonoscopy. You do not need to submit any additional provider documentation as proof. Virgin Pulse will automatically award credit once completion criteria has been met. Exams obtained July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 will be accepted.
Dexascan/Bone Density Screening 10 $10 $10 Submit an Attestation Form, following your Dexascan/Bone Density Screening. You do not need to submit any additional provider documentation as proof. Virgin Pulse will automatically award credit once completion criteria has been met. Exams obtained July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 will be accepted.
Wellness Activities Options
Bonus Action Points Pulse Cash Reward Total Rewards Possible Instructions
Penn HR Wellness Event (limit 6) 10 each $10 $60 Participate in a qualifying HR-sponsored wellness or work-life event to receive credit, up to six (6) events per campaign year. Participants must register for the event and (if relevant) sign the attendance sheet. For virtual events, credit will be only be offered for events where attendance can be confirmed. For confirmed participants who attend qualifying events, credit will be automatically reported by Human Resources to Virgin Pulse on a periodic basis. Participation from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 will be accepted. To register for qualifying events, search "Bonus Actions 2020-2021: Wellness Events" category of events on HR's Events Registration page.
Penn HR Financial Wellness Event (limit 4) 10 each $10 $40 Participate in a qualifying HR-sponsored financial wellness event to receive credit, up to four (4) events per campaign year. Participants must register for the event and (if relevant) sign the attendance sheet. For virtual events, credit will be only be offered for events where attendance can be confirmed. For confirmed participants who attend qualifying events, credit will be automatically reported by Human Resources to Virgin Pulse on a periodic basis. Participation from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 will be accepted. To register for qualifying events, search "Bonus Actions 2020-2021: Financial Wellness Events" category of events on HR's Events Registration page.
Penn HR 4-Session Mindfulness Course 30 $30 $30 Completion of all 4 sessions and any additional course requirements is necessary to receive credit. For confirmed participants who attended all 4 sessions and complete the course requirements, credit will be automatically reported by Human Resources to Virgin Pulse. Participation from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 will be accepted. To register for qualifying courses, search "Bonus Actions 2020-2021: Mindfulness 4-Week Course" category of events on HR's Events Registration page.
Penn HR 8-Session Mindfulness Course 60 $60 $60 Completion of all 8 sessions and any additional course requirements is necessary to receive credit. For confirmed participants who attended all 8 sessions and complete the course requirements, credit will be automatically reported by Human Resources to Virgin Pulse. Participation from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 will be accepted. To register for qualifying courses, search "Bonus Actions 2020-2021: Mindfulness 8-Week Course" category of events on HR's Events Registration page.
Penn's Comprehensive Smoking Treatment Program (Complete 3 sessions) 60 $60 $60 Complete three (3) sessions with a Penn Comprehensive Smoking Treatment Program professional, keep track of your session dates, and request a Certificate of Completion after your third visit. Submit an Attestation Form as proof, following receipt of your Certificate of Completion. Virgin Pulse will automatically award credit once completion criteria has been met. Participation from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 will be accepted.
Corporate Wellness Nutrition (formerly Family Food) Nutrition Counseling (Complete 3 sessions) 30 $30 $30 Complete three (3) nutrition counseling sessions with a Corporate Wellness Nutrition Registered Dietician (RD). Due to COVID-19 concerns, only virtual appointments are being offered at this time. To sign up, please contact myRD@wcusa.com. Corporate Wellness Nutrition will track attendance and submit credit to Virgin Pulse, after you complete your third session. Be sure to inform your CWN Registered Dietician that you are a Penn employee participating in the Be in the Know campaign. Participation from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 will be accepted.
Nutrition Counseling with Qualifying Providers (Complete 3 sessions) 30 $30 $30 Complete three (3) one-hour nutrition counseling sessions with the Registered Dietician (RD) or Registered Dietician Nutritionist (RDN) of your choice. (ONLY sessions with a certified RD or RDN will be accepted. Visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at https://www.eatright.org for more information.) Submit an Attestation Form and required documentation from your RD or RDN, including proof of their credentials, contact information, and dates of your 3 sessions. Virgin Pulse will automatically award credit once completion criteria has been met. Participation from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 will be accepted.
Biometric Screening Family Participant Bonus 20 $20 $20 Family is defined as “spouse” or “domestic partner”. Submit an Attestation Form and copy of your family member’s biometric screening results from their physician as proof. Please only submit results for blood pressure, blood glucose, total cholesterol, and HDL cholesterol. Virgin Pulse will automatically award credit once completion criteria has been met. Results obtained from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 will be accepted.
Registered Community Physical Activity Event (limit 2) 20 each $20 $40 Submit an Attestation Form and copy of the event registration, with your name and another identifier (address or date of birth). You may submit up to two (2) events per campaign year. Virgin Pulse will automatically award credit once completion criteria has been met. Participation from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 will be accepted.
Virgin Pulse Online Program Options
Bonus Action Points Pulse Cash Reward Total Rewards Possible Instructions
Get Started Actions (complete 4 of 8 actions) 10 $10 $10 Personalize your experience with just a few quick steps on the Virgin Pulse platform. Complete 4 of 8 of the following activities to earn credit: add a profile picture, complete your first login to the mobile app, add 5 friends, invite a colleague to join, connect first activity device, set your interests, set a well-being goal, or complete the Nicotine-Free Agreement. Virgin Pulse will automatically award credit once completion criteria has been met. Participation from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 will be accepted.
Virgin Pulse Coaching (complete 3 sessions) 30 $30 $30 If you could improve anything about your life or health, what would it be? Coaching allows you to work with a professional and choose from an array of topics—whatever is most important to you. Complete three (3) sessions with a Virgin Pulse Coach to earn credit. Virgin Pulse will automatically award credit once completion criteria has been met. Participation from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 will be accepted.
Journey program (complete a program, limit 4) 10 each $10 $40 Reaching a personal health goal starts with a single step. Journeys® are daily, self-guided courses to help you build healthy habits. Complete an entire Journey to earn credit, up to four (4) times per campaign year. Virgin Pulse will automatically award credit once completion criteria has been met. Participation from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 will be accepted.
Emotional Well-Being Courses, powered by Whil (complete a course, limit 3) 10 each $10 $30 Enhance your emotional well-being by completing a course, powered by Whil, with three (3) topics available: Mindfulness 101, Emotional Intelligence 101, and Yoga 101. You can complete up to three (3) courses per campaign year, and earn rewards for each course completion. Virgin Pulse will automatically award credit once completion criteria has been met. Participation from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 will be accepted.
Penn Challenge – Join a Penn Challenge (limit 2) 5 each $10 $10 Challenges provide an opportunity to work individually, or join your colleagues and work together, to reach a destination and goal. Be in the Know 2020-2021 Challenges will include two (2) Penn Challenges, created with Virgin Pulse. Watch for upcoming communications available Fall 2020 regarding challenge themes, dates, and details. Credit will be given for joining a Penn Challenge, up to two (2) times per campaign year. Virgin Pulse will automatically award credit once completion criteria has been met. Participation from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 will be accepted.
Penn Challenge – Reach the Final Destination (limit 2) 10 each $10 $20 Challenges provide an opportunity to work individually, or join your colleagues and work together, to reach a destination and goal. Be in the Know 2020-2021 Challenges will include two (2) Penn Challenges, created with Virgin Pulse. Watch for upcoming communications available Fall 2020 regarding challenge themes, dates, and details. Credit will be given for reaching the final destination of a Penn Challenge, up to two (2) times per campaign year. Virgin Pulse will automatically award credit once completion criteria has been met. Participation from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 will be accepted.
Penn Sustainability 30 x 30 Healthy Habit Challenge (complete challenge) 20 $20 $20 Participate in the Penn Sustainability 30x30 Healthy Habit Challenge, taking place April 2021. The 30x30 Challenge encourages participants to spend 30 minutes outdoors each day during the month of April to improve overall well-being. Watch for upcoming communications with important details and requirements to earn credit. Credit will be given to participants who complete all requirements of the challenge. Virgin Pulse will automatically award credit once completion criteria has been met. Participation April 1, 2021 through April 30, 2021 will be accepted.
Personal Challenge – Create a challenge (limit 2) 5 each $5 $10 Create a Personal Challenge on the Virgin Pulse platform to earn credit, up to two (2) times per campaign year. Virgin Pulse will automatically award credit once completion criteria has been met. Participation from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 will be accepted.
Personal Challenge – Join a challenge (limit 2) 5 each $10 $10 Join a Personal Challenge on the Virgin Pulse platform to earn credit, up to two (2) times per campaign year. Virgin Pulse will automatically award credit once completion criteria has been met. Participation from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 will be accepted.
20-Day Triple Tracker 5 $5 $60 Earn rewards for being active! With the 20-Day Triple Tracker, complete 10,000 steps or 30 active minutes/workout minutes, for 20 days in a month. You may use a connected device or manual entry is allowed. Locate the 20-Day Triple Tracker in the trophy case under “Profile”: https://app.member.virginpulse.com/#/trophycase. Credit will be given for meeting the monthly completion criteria, up to twelve (12) months per campaign year. Virgin Pulse will automatically award credit for each month that completion criteria has been met. Participation from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 will be accepted.
Sleep Tracker (limit 6) 5 each $5 $30 Earn rewards for tracking your sleep. With the Sleep Tracker, track 10 days of sleep in a month on the Virgin Pulse platform, which must be validated using a connected device only. Locate the Sleep Tracker in the trophy case under “Profile”: https://app.member.virginpulse.com/#/trophycase. Credit will be given for meeting the monthly completion criteria, up to six (6) months per campaign year. Virgin Pulse will automatically award credit for the months that completion criteria has been met. Participation from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 will be accepted.
Healthy Habits Tracker (limit 6) 10 each $10 $60 Record your healthy habits each day under Tracking, using your choice of Virgin Pulse Healthy Habit trackers, and watch your progress! Track 20 days in a month, up to six (6) months per campaign year. Credit will be given for meeting the monthly completion criteria. Virgin Pulse will automatically award credit for the months that completion criteria has been met. Participation from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 will be accepted.
Daily Cards (limit 2) 5 each $5 $10 Each day, you will receive two (2) new daily cards on the Virgin Pulse platform home page. Complete 10 daily cards in a month to earn credit, up to two (2) months per campaign year. Credit will be given for meeting the monthly completion criteria, up to two (2) months per year. Virgin Pulse will automatically award credit for the months that completion criteria has been met. Participation from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 will be accepted.

*Per IRS guidelines, all Be in the Know rewards are subject to applicable payroll taxes at the time they are earned and rewarded to participants - even if rewards have not yet been redeemed (i.e., spent). While the rewards are provided through Virgin Pulse's Rewards Program, mandatory payroll taxes on the value of earned rewards will be processed through participants' paychecks. For the 2020-2021 campaign year, taxes will be processed in October 2020, April 2021, and July 2021. Participants will see applicable rewards taxes deducted from their paychecks in these months, if rewards were earned during the prior time period. Paystubs will note "Imputed Income: Wellness" plus the amount of earned rewards for that particular tax cycle. 

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.