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Choose Your Own Wellness Adventure


Posted on May 11, 2023
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Drexel offers faculty and professional staff cash back for participating in a variety of wellness activities. Register now and start racking up points through November 30!

Have you taken advantage of our award-winning Wellness Incentive Program for benefits-eligible employees yet? Drexel faculty and professional staff are eligible to earn up to $400 back in their paychecks through this annual program.  Eligible spouses and domestic partners are also eligible and can earn an additional $250.

This benefit is flexible and fun. There are more than 1,000 points — up to $1,000 — available to earn in the program, so pick the path that makes the most sense for your wellbeing goals. The only required step is to complete the Personal Health Profile (PHP) so you can become eligible to receive payouts in your paycheck.

Explore a complete list of eligible activities by downloading the 2023 Wellness Incentive Guide on the sidebar of our website.

Earn Points Toward Cash Back

Here are a few lesser-known ways to earn points so that you can make the most of this benefit:

  1. Company Challenges: Drexel sponsors two wellness challenges (for employees and their spouses or partners) through our Wellness Incentive Program each summer. This year we’re featuring a Fitness Challenge (Back on Track) in July and an Emotional Wellness Challenge in August (Back to the Present). Click on the links to see when registration opens and set a calendar reminder to log in and join us in these low-key competitions.


  2. Sync Your Phone or Fitness Device: Your Apple Health app can be synched with Health Advocate to turn your phone into a money-earning device! Every time you hit 10,000 steps you will earn 1 point ($1 in your pay). You can also sync your Fitbit, Garmin watch and many other fitness devices to earn points for daily steps walked. To learn how to sync your device, visit the FAQs on our website. And download our 2023 Wellness Incentive Program Guide on the sidebar of our website for a complete list of points you can enter into the trackers to earn money in your paycheck.


  3. “Earn on the Go” with Health Advocate’s Mobile App. The mobile app is available for Android or iPhone. Check our FAQs for download instructions. You can participate in challenges or use the trackers to log your fitness stats on the go. The app makes it easy to earn wellness dollars.

Still not sure how to move forward? Check out this recent article published in Drexel Now featuring four paths to $400 in your paycheck!

However you decide to engage, don’t delay. You and your eligible spouse/domestic partner only have until November 30th to earn points for the 2023 program. Need some support? Check out the FAQs on our website for more information including how to get started, who to reach out to for help, and for a complete list of upcoming events and opportunities to earn points.

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