It Pays to Get Healthy With Healthy Returns

It Pays to Get Healthy With Healthy Returns

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Everyone knows the biggest benefit to being healthy is, well, being healthy. But USNH’s Healthy Returns program provides a little bonus: it offers employees rewards for taking the time to learn their numbers.

Rewards come in the form of a $10, $25 or $50 Visa gift cards. Attend a Healthy Returns event and set health goals and you’ll be eligible to receive a $25 card. Measure your progress at the next consecutive session and you’re eligible for a $10, $25 or $50 gift card, depending on the goals you reach.

Healthy goals include blood pressure below 140/90; a body mass index (BMI) of less than 25, total cholesterol less than, or equal to, 200 and an HDL greater than or equal to 40, and a glucose level of less than 140. (Goals met with a clinical consultant may differ from above numbers.)

At UNH Durham, there are still two days left (April 3 and April 7) to attend a Healthy Returns session. At UNH Manchester, it’s April 14. You can attend at either campus.

Healthy Returns is for all USNH benefits-eligible employees, not only those covered by Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare. The program is designed to help you make positive changes and meet realistic health goals, and it only takes 30 minutes.

You can register here, choosing your time slot and campus location. Representatives from Tandem Care will be on hand to answer questions about that program as well.

Note: Gift cards awarded to USNH faculty and staff are considered income and are subject to withholding, regardless of amount.