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2017-2018 Clergy Wellness Incentive

Clergy participating in the health plan may have $500 placed in their HSA or HRA by completing the following Wellness activities:

  1. A visit to your doctor or health provider for a preventive health service (wellness visit, mammogram, or coloscopy) ($250) Documentation is through Wellmark claims data.
  2. Participating in Virgin Pulse Healthmiles by uploading your steps at least once/month for 3 months. ($150) Documentation is through Virgin Pulse Healthmiles
  3. Tracking a health habit or habits for at least 10 times/month for 2 months through Virgin Pulse or Wellmark.com, WebMD Wellness Portal. This does not have to be the same health habit; choose habits that you want to try out. ($100) 

There are 2 documentation time periods: July 1-November 30, 2017 with reward posted January 2018 and December 1, 2017-May 15, 2018 with reward posted by June 30, 2018. The reward for each activity is given only once during 2017-2018 and does not need to be done within the same time period. 


Virgin Pulse Healthmiles

Virgin Pulse is a web-based activity program that helps you earn rewards for enhancing your fitness and overall wellness through the digital tracking of physical activities, health habits, steps, and learning activities.   You can connect with friends and colleagues who are also participants of Virgin Pulse for support and competition.

Virgin Pulse is compatibile with and supports the following devices and apps:Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch, Jawbone, Nuya, Misfit, Moves, Polar, S health, Mi band,My FitnessPal and others.  It has a mobile app for both IOS and android devices making it easy to track, synch and connect .

Each day synch your “Max” pedometer and enter tracking data to earn “Healthmile” points.  As you accumulate “Healthmiles” you earn a cash reward based upon a level system.  Go to http://join.virginpulse.com/wespath to join. Click here for a PDF of Virgin Pulse information and enrollment instructions.


 myWellmark.com

Log into mywellmark.com to access WebMD, check on your claims, or find a doctor.  Use the Wellness Center tools to help you become a healthier you.

•     Wellness assessment
•    Latest health, fitness and nutritional information
•    Researchable health topics
•    Check out medical symptoms
•    Health trackers
•    Engage with online health coaching


 Center for Health

General Board of Pension and Health Benefits   Center for Health promotes vitality in mission and ministry by improving the health and well-being of UMC clergy, lay workers and their families.

Use the link above to access health and wellness information from Wespath including a quarterly well-being newsletter that provides wellness information based on the five dimensions of well-being: physical, emotional, spiritual, social and financial. Included are 2 print-to share bulletin inserts as well as links to for other health resources.

 


Resources and Tools for Living Well

Physical Health

Adequate functioning of body systems without pain or discomfort. Resources for healthy eating, body movement, and management of long-term physical conditions.

Social Health

Intentionally building and maintaining a supportive network of relationships within families and communities, including appropriate boundaries in work relationships. Resources include tools for use in supportive networks.

Emotional Health

The ability to feel the full range of emotions and cope constructively with those emotions. Resources for stress and emotional disorders.

Spiritual Health

Connecting your innermost core with God, giving you meaning, purpose and a sense of unity with both God and humankind. Resources and tools for spiritual disciplines, opportunities for retreats and spiritual centers.

Financial Health

Financial resources have an impact upon the other dimensions of our health-fullness particularly with over-whelming debt, lack of knowledge and/or mismanagement. Resources include tools sensible and practical management of financial resources.

Intellectual Health

The use of the mind for remembering, organizing, understanding, problem solving and for imagining. Resources include support for memory disorders.

Wellness Opportunities through the Iowa Annual Conference include:

  • Activities
  • Health Screening
  • FitWalk
  • Office of Pastoral Care & Counseling

     

"Self care is never a selfish act — it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I was put on earth to offer others. Any time we can listen to true self, and give it the care it requires, we do so not only for ourselves but for the many others whose lives we touch." 

-Parker J. Palmer, Let Your Life Speak

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Kae Tritle, RN BSN   

bktritle@msn.com  

515-205-8899