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Wellness Incentive Program

The wellness incentive program is designed to help you improve your health and wellness, increase workplace wellness, and cultivate a culture of health.

Please note that you must complete the Personal Health Profile (PHP) in order to receive payouts for your participation in the wellness incentive program. The PHP is a required step in this program.

Who Is Eligible?

Full-time and part-time benefits-eligible faculty and professional staff enrolled in a Drexel medical plan, or full-time employees who waive medical coverage, will be eligible to earn up to $400 during this annual program, which runs from Jan. 1 to Nov. 30.

Drexel employees who are covered under a Drexel partner or spouse's health insurance plan will be considered "spouses" in this program and will be eligible for the $250 spouse incentive, not the $400 employee incentive. Drexel employees who are married to another Drexel employee must maintain separate health insurance plans provided by Drexel for both spouses to be eligible for the full $400 employee wellness benefit.

Spouses and domestic partners who receive medical insurance through Drexel, or spouses and domestic partners of employees who waive medical coverage, are also invited to participate in the Wellness Incentive Program. Eligible partners will be able to earn up to $250, paid via the employee’s paycheck from Jan. 1 to Nov. 30.

Eligible partners will need to be listed as dependents in the benefit enrollment system, even if they are not participating in any health benefits, in order participate in the Wellness Incentive Program. This will allow them to have access to their own secure portal to complete activities, and, like employees, will also have to complete a Personal Health Profile before any incentive payouts are processed.

When Can I Participate?

The incentive program starts Jan. 1 and ends Nov. 30, annually.

What Do I Receive for Participating?

For every point you earn, you will receive $1 in your paycheck, up to $400 total. Please note that you will not receive any payouts in your paycheck until the month after you complete the Personal Health Profile (PHP). The PHP is a required step for payout of any points earned. If you do not complete your PHP, you will not be paid.

For every point they earn, spouses and domestic partners will receive $1 in the employee's paycheck, up to $250 total. Any earnings made by spouses and domestic partners will appear as a separate line item from the employee's wellness pay, in order to avoid confusion. Please note that you will not receive any payouts in your paycheck for your spouse or domestic partner until the month after they complete their PHP. The PHP is a required step for payout of any points earned. If your spouse or domestic partner does not complete their PHP, they will not be paid.

The first disbursement of funds will occur in the February pay period. Non-exempt employees will be credited once per month in the last paycheck for that calendar month. In general, money earned during one month will appear in the next month's paycheck. There may be a 6-week delay in the payment of points for onsite Drexel wellness activities. After an employee is terminated from Drexel University, we are unable to process payment for earned wellness points.

How Will Wellness Points Appear in My Paycheck?

For every point you earn, you will receive $1 in your paycheck, up to $400 total. Please note that you will not receive any payouts in your paycheck until the month after you complete the Personal Health Profile (PHP). The PHP is a required step for payout of any points earned. If you do not complete your PHP, you will not be paid.

The points will appear in your paystub under "Benefits and Deductions" as a negative deduction. This means that the points will appear as -$# (for example -$50). You will receive $1 towards your total gross pay for the month for every -$1 that appears in your paystub.

The year-to-date column will show you how many points you have been paid over the course of the year. Please check your paystub before contacting the HR Service Center at hr@drexel.edu to inquire about missing points.

Screenshot demonstrating location of Wellness Incentive Points on Pay Stub

How Do I Get Started?

Visit healthadvocate.com/drexel or download the Health Advocate mobile app from the Google or Apple store to get started.

After logging in, you can access the Wellness Incentive Program directly either by clicking on the “Points” box in the upper right or by clicking Well-Being and navigating from the Well-Being menu.

From “Well-Being” you can then select “Rewards” at the bottom of the page to visit the Wellness Incentive Program.

To start earning wellness credits in your paycheck, you must complete your required Personal Health Profile. Once this has been completed, you can earn credit for activities offered in the portal or for on-campus/webinar events.

Eligible spouses and partners can log in to healthadvocate.com/drexel and complete their required Personal Health Profile. Once this has been completed, they can earn a credit (payable in the employee’s paycheck) for any of the activities offered in the portal.

How Do I Access My Wellness Incentive Program After I Log In?

Visit healthadvocate.com/drexel or download the Health Advocate mobile app from the Google or Apple store to get started.

After logging in, you can access the Wellness Incentive Program directly either by clicking on the “Points” box in the upper right or by clicking Well-Being and navigating from the Well-Being menu.

From “Well-Being” you can then select “Rewards” at the bottom of the page to visit the Wellness Incentive Program.

How Can I Earn Points?

There are many possible ways to earn 400 points. Please review the charts in the right sidebar under "How to Earn Points."

If you need help with missing or delayed wellness points, please contact the HR Service Center at hr@drexel.edu or 215.895.2850.

How Do I Schedule My Biometric Screening?

Eligible employees and spouses can complete their biometric screening in one of three ways.

  • Schedule an appointment for the onsite biometric health screening on March 7 in Behrakis Grand Hall.
  • Schedule a visit directly with LabCorp. LabCorp visits must be scheduled directly through the Health Advocate Wellness Incentive Program website.
  • Visit their doctor and ask their physician to fax the completed physician’s form to Health Advocate. This form can be located in the Wellness Incentive Program site by following the instructions below.

This biometric health screening will measure your BMI, Waist Circumference, Glucose Levels, and Cholesterol. When you undertake the biometric health screening, you will be asked if you are fasting or not fasting to ensure the best accuracy of your results. You are not required to fast for the biometric health screening, though it is recommended, when possible.

To schedule your biometric health screening, first visit healthadvocate.com/drexel.

After logging in, you can access the Wellness Incentive Program directly either by clicking on the “Points” box in the upper right or by clicking Well-Being and navigating from the Well-Being menu. From “Well-Being” you can then select “Rewards” at the bottom of the page to visit the Wellness Incentive Program. Then, click on “Biometric Health Screening” under the “Healthy Actions” section in the Wellness Incentive Program. Next, select the option that you prefer and follow the instructions to continue. If you select to visit your doctor directly, please call Health Advocate 15 days after your appointment to ensure that your physician has faxed back the completed form.

Flyer: Sign Up for Your On-site Health Screening [PDF]

How Do I Sync a Fitness Device to Receive Points Automatically?

You can earn points by tracking your steps, hydration, sleep, minutes exercised, and much more. Navigate to the Wellness Incentive Program (by clicking on your points in the upper right-hand corner of the screen after logging in, then select “Go to Trackers” under “Track Healthy Behavior.”

Or, you can sync a fitness device to track your healthy habits. To sync a fitness device, first click your name in the upper right-hand corner, then click “Account Settings” and then select “Fitness Devices and Apps.” You will need to follow the instructions and sign-in to your device to allow for a sync to occur.

How Do I Learn More About This Program?

Please download these PDF slides to view a copy of our 2023 presentation "Navigating Your Wellness Incentive Program," or watch the recorded version.

How Do I Get Help With This Program?

Call the toll-free number: 1.866.695.8622 to reach a Health Advocate Coach to begin taking advantage of your wellness program.

You can also visit the Health Advocate Wellness Portal website to get started. You can access the website at healthadvocate.com/drexel. To access the wellness incentive program, you can either click on your "To-Do List" or, hover over the Well-Being tab at the top of the screen, and then click on Wellness Programs, after you log in.

If you need help with missing or delayed wellness points, please contact the HR Service Center at hr@drexel.edu or 215.895.2850.



Earning Points at Drexel

We have a number of onsite (and online) events where you can earn wellness incentive program points. Each point = $1.

Please note that only employees are eligible to attend and earn points for onsite activities. We cannot accommodate spouses or domestic partners at these events, either in-person or remotely.

Below is a list of upcoming ways for employees to earn points at Drexel!

Events