The BeWell Program expands:
What’s New in 2018?
For the past ten years, BeWell has embraced the mission of guiding and inspiring Stanford community members to live healthy lifestyles. At the heart of our offerings is an employee incentive program that encourages benefits-eligible employees and their families to commit to health and wellness. Over the years, this program has expanded in variety and scope. As we celebrate our 11th year, we are proud to announce a very significant expansion in our program’s reach, accessibility, variety and depth.
We have expanded overall program eligibility in 2018
Previously, only employees who received medical benefits through Stanford could qualify to earn BeWell’s highest incentives. In 2018, all benefits-eligible employees can participate in activities that qualify them for the highest incentives we offer — even if they receive medical benefits from an organization other than Stanford. A benefits-eligible employee can earn up to $560 for completion of SHALA, Wellness Profile, Engagement and Berries.
Furthermore, this year all spouses/partners can earn an incentive — even if they receive medical benefits from an organization other than Stanford. The spouse/partner of a benefits-eligible Stanford employee can earn $220 for completion of SHALA and Wellness Profile, assuming the employee completes Engagement per program deadlines.
Thus, a couple can earn up to $780 in one year by fully participating in all of BeWell’s components.
No more data sharing
We have removed the data sharing requirement! Your information will not be shared with anyone.
More ways to Engage!
At BeWell, we believe that when you actively engage in your own wellness, you become more in tune to and committed to your own personal sense of well-being. Engagement extends beyond health screenings and corresponding recommended lifestyle changes and into a deeper focus upon a particular health issue, new lifestyle behavior, community interaction, family wellness initiative or workplace wellness practice. Accordingly, BeWell has expanded its Engagement offerings so that you can select the way(s) to engage that best fit your personal circumstances and goals.
In years past, the BeWell Engagement option was Coaching — a path generally focused upon personal wellness. This year, we have incorporated Healthy Work Environment (HWE), previously an independent program, into Engagement. We have also added two additional Engagement options — Class and Commitment to Family or Community.
An employee can select any one of these four different Engagement options to earn the incentive:
- Coaching enables you to continue the conversation you started with your BeWell Coach (during your Advising session) — or you can address something new. Then, take action on your goals and finish by writing a brief Reflection.
- Class enables you to dive deeper into a wellness issue that is meaningful to you. Select from a list of approved, STAP-eligible courses. In-person courses encompass such topics as life transitions, contemplation, creativity, or environmental wellness. Online courses, designed to give you the flexibility to progress through a course at your own pace, include such topics as weight-loss management, anxiety management, and sleep improvement.
- Commitment to Family or Community enables you to move beyond an emphasis upon your own personal wellness and toward a focus upon your family’s or your community’s well-being. Select one of the family or community commitments we suggest or create and execute one of your own.
- Healthy Work Environment (HWE) lets you and your co-workers choose what activities to do and when and where to do them. HWE groups have participated in such activities as organized walks and other exercise breaks, wellness presentations by HIP, meditation breaks, and healthy potluck lunches.
Larger incentive for HWE participation
Now that Healthy Work Environment (HWE) is an Engagement option, instead of the previous stand-alone program component, HWE group members can earn $260 (for two 10-week sessions of HWE participation), up from last year’s maximum of $100 for one ten-week session. Even if an employee chooses to do one HWE 10-week session this year, instead of the two sessions required for Engagement, the employee will still bank $130, a significant increase.