The Office of Human Resources is using the Tufts Health Portal to implement the wellness rewards program.
Tufts Health Plan members can earn wellness rewards by completing credits through the Tufts Health Portal. If you are not a Tufts Health Plan member, you can still use the Tufts Health Portal to reach your health and fitness goals, however only Tufts members can qualify for wellness rewards.
What changes have been made to the wellness rewards program?
Previously, employees were required to complete a tobacco-free affidavit to receive the wellness rate. Employees are now required to complete and log four credits between Jan.1 and Dec. 15, 2021 to receive the wellness rate in 2022.
What are the benefits of the wellness rewards program?
The program aims to provide resources and activities that will assist with improving your overall health and promotes a healthy lifestyle. Activities include, but are not limited to, talking with a nurse, enrolling in a Tufts wellness challenge or joining an onsite wellness activity hosted by the Office of Human Resources.
How do I complete requirements to receive the reduced rate in 2022?
- Enroll and/or log in to the Tufts Health Portal
- Click on "Start Living a Healthy Lifestyle"
- Throughout 2021, complete and log any four credits available on the website
What are my options for earning credits?
Wellness activity options and additional details on each activity can be found on the 2021 wellness rewards program overview, wellness rewards getting started guide or the Tufts Health Portal.
Virtual fitness classes: A variety of virtual fitness classes are available Monday through Friday to all Salve Regina employees. For more information, email Tasha Estrella.
Meditation webinars: Thirty-minute meditation webinars are available through Coastline EAP. Learn more and register.
Wellness portal: Salve Regina uses the Tufts Health Portal online wellness platform to manage its wellness rewards program. Through the Tufts Health Portal, employees have a multitude of resources at their fingertips, including nutritional counseling, smoking cessation, condition management, preventive care reminders, wellness challenges and more.
Rodgers Recreation Center: All employees have free access to the Sullivan Fitness Center in Rodgers. Employees are also welcome to participate in fitness classes. A list of upcoming fitness classes and their associated costs can be located on the University calendar.
Health Services: Located in the garden level of Miley Hall, Health Services offers periodic health-related events that are open to the entire University community. See the University calendar for upcoming events.
Local fitness centers: Salve Regina partners with Bridge to Fitness for discounted rates. Inquire with their membership offices and mention that you are a Salve Regina employee.
Fitness rebate form: Eligible employees who are enrolled in the University’s health care plan may apply for a gym membership/fitness class reimbursement of up to $150. Details can be found on the Tufts fitness rebate form.
If personal problems arise and outside professional advice is needed, support is available. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP), administered by Coastline, helps employees and their families handle personal concerns.
EAP can assist with:
- Marital or family problems (aging parents, troubled children, divorce)
- Drinking/drug abuse problems
- Legal/financial concerns
- Emotional distress (depression, job pressures)
- Relationship issues
Salve Regina employees and members of their immediate families and household are eligible. Benefits end upon termination of employment.
To access the EAP, call (800) 445-1195 or visit coastlineeap.com and use the company name Salve Regina. For additional information regarding the EAP benefit and its available services view the Coastline EAP video.
Supervisors who wish to have their employees use the EAP as a condition of continued employment, or who have questions about the appropriateness of the EAP in addressing performance issues, should contact the director of human resources prior to contacting the EAP.
Financial Fitness: Begins February 1
Healthy spending and saving habits are just as important to your wellbeing as proper nutrition and regular exercise. Financial stress can lead to depression, anxiety and trouble sleeping. Your goal is to accumulate 60 points during the challenge. You can earn 10 bonus points at the end of the month. Bonus activities will become available on February 20.
Earn 1 point for each activity you completed every day:
- Track your spending.
- Learn something about personal finance.
- Don’t use a credit card.
Bonus Activity: Earn 2 points for each activity you complete during the month. Points can be recorded on February 20:
- Set a monthly budget and stay within it.
- Pay monthly bills on time.
- Balance your checking account.
- Set aside money in a savings account.
- Place money in a retirement account.
Fitness Tracker: April through June
Physical activity is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. You may earn credits for doing consistent physical activity such as walking, running, aerobics, swimming, etc. You earn credits for accumulating steps to reach the goal during the quarter. If you have a fitness tracker be sure to link it with the health portal to automatically upload your daily steps. No tracker? On average 10 minutes of physical activity equals 1,000 steps.
All steps must be entered by midnight ET on the last day of the quarter.
Please follow the steps below to enroll in a Tufts Challenge:
1. Log in to your Tufts Health Portal
2. Under "Health and Wellness" select "Start Living a Healthy Lifestyle"
3. Under the "Rewards" drop-down select "Credits"
4. A series of wellness activities will be available, under "Join a challenge" select "get started" followed by "get started"
5. You will see available, completed, missed and upcoming" hyperlinks, select "available" and enroll in the challenge of your choice.
Upcoming wellness activities
- May – Stress Less
- August – Fuel Your Day
- October - Fitness Tracker Challenge
- November – Habits for Happiness
Dash for Health is an online nutrition and exercise program that promotes healthy habits for life. All nutritional advice is based on the DASH diet, which is scientifically proven to help lose weight, reduce cholesterol and lower blood pressure. The DASH diet has received the ranking of No. 1 best overall diet by U.S. News and World Report for seven consecutive years. It's also recommended by the USDA and the American Heart Association.
To learn more, visit tuftshealthplan.dashforhealth.com and use the code SALVE to sign up and take advantage of this free offer.