Healthy OHIO is Ohio University's employee wellness initiative. Available to Ohio University employees enrolled in the medical plan and their benefits-participating spouses/partners, the program is intended to give participants customizable tools and resources for a variety of wellness goals. Healthy OHIO is an umbrella program that houses two sub-programs: an online/mobile wellness platform called Virgin Pulse and biometric health screenings.
Eligible participants can earn up to $260 annually by participating in Healthy OHIO.
Mobile Wellness with Virgin PulseEarn up to $260 in Fiscal Year 2021 by engaging with Virgin Pulse. The more you engage with the platform, the more you earn! From finances to fitness to family, Virgin Pulse focuses on all areas of wellbeing.
Biometric Health ScreeningsParticipate in a biometric health screening to stay on top of your wellbeing goals. Reward dollars are not available in calendar year 2020. Though preventive exams with your physician or an appointment at WorkHealth Athens Clinic are free*.
Eligible participants can earn up to $200 per year (up to $50 quarterly) when they use the online/mobile wellness platform for customized engagement opportunities. Whether you’re looking to improve your financial well-being, focus on your fitness or spend more time with your pets, Virgin Pulse can help you define and meet your unique wellness goals.
The first time you log-in to your Virgin Pulse account, you'll need to set-up your account by registering in a few easy steps.
- Create Your Account on the Ohio University registration page.
- Verify eligibility:
- The benefits-carrier: choose the "EMPLOYEE PAYING BENEFITS" option and then complete the form that appears on the screen.
- The spouse/partner of the benefits-carrier should select "SPOUSE/PARTNER OF EMPLOYEE" and use their spouse's OHIO ID (the first part of their Ohio University email address) with a + sign. (Example, if the benefits carrier's email is email@example.com, the spouse/partner will use "bobcat+" as the Employee ID).
- Fill in your information.
- Be sure to choose a password you'll remember, because you'll want to log in regularly to be able to earn your rewards.
- Start earning!
After you have registered your account, you can log-in using the following links:
There are many fun ways to connect Virgin Pulse to your wellbeing goals!
Set your interests so you are given inspirational and informational daily cards to read. Choose meaningful Healthy Habits so you can track your progress toward a goal. Complete a program in Journeys to help guide you through a goal. Learn how to choose foods for your eating style. Connect an activity tracker. The list goes on.
Start here! The options below are our favorite ways to engage with the platform and earn points this quarter:
Why Join Virgin Pulse?
All eligible participants are encouraged to conduct an annual health screening so they stay on track with their wellness goals. Note: Equal opportunities are available to all affiliates at all OHIO campuses. Though, Athens incentives are processed in Fall semester and Regional incentives are processed in Spring semester.
Eligible Participants will receive $60 added to the paycheck of the benefits-carrier. It will appear on a paycheck under the line item of "Healthy OHIO." Please note that it can take up to a full quarter following the participation window for payouts to appear on a paycheck.
Three screening options are available in FY22:
WorkHealth Athens Clinic
This option will be available in Fall 2022 for Fiscal Year 2023. Each fall, we encourage all eligible employees/spouses/partners at all campuses to use OhioHealth Castrop, WorkHealth Athens Clinic (3rd Floor Castrop Center) for screenings at no cost.
Screening appointments are typically available September-November annually. Please note that WorkHealth will be closed certain dates during that window due to holidays. Please plan accordingly.
Appointments are required and can be scheduled beginning in August 2022.
Physician Screening Form
Have your primary care physician (PCP) conduct an annual screening, including a blood panel.
Ensure your PCP knows to code the visit as a preventive exam so you don't pay for the screening. If your appointment does not qualify as a preventive exam, we recommend utilizing Option One or Option Two, instead. You will be given a copy of your results and can share those results with your PCP.
Physician Screening Forms for all campuses will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning July 1, 2022.
- Athens: Forms will be accepted July 1, 2022-May 31, 2023 for labs taken December 1, 2021 – May 31, 2023.
- Regionals: Forms will be accepted July 1, 2022-May 31, 2023 for labs taken April 1, 2022-May 31, 2023.
Note: Late forms will not be accepted. No exceptions.
Download forms below.
On-Campus Screening Events
Join us for on-campus screening events!
Athens campus events occur in the fall annually and Regional campus events occur in the spring. Regional event dates will be announced by February 2023.
Athens Campus events:
- September 20 at Baker University Center (2nd Floor Corridor)
- October 19 at The Ridges (Bldg 13/14/18 Room 257 Lounge, Enter at Blg 19)
Regional Campus Events:
- March/April 2023, dates TBD
*Costs associated with screenings: While preventive care within the Anthem network is covered at 100%, services that are outside of the Anthem network and/or not classified as preventive care are subject to cost sharing. Please discuss the status of your visit with your physician's office. If your appointment cannot be classified as a Preventive Exam due to pre-existing conditions, we recommend scheduling your appointment at OhioHealth WorkHealth Athens, Castrop Center.
**Payouts: This is a taxable benefit paid by Human Resources. Payouts will occur on the paycheck of the benefits-carrier under the Healthy OHIO line item. Payouts occur prior to the conclusion of the quarter following the payout event.
Additional Employee Wellbeing Resources
Explore our diverse set of employee wellbeing resources! There's something for everyone.
For Colleges/DivisionsBecome an advocate for wellbeing by volunteering as your Division's Wellness Champion, learn more about the Employee Assistance Program or how to take a healthy break.
For Money SaversWork on your Financial Fitness with discounts on virtual memberships for all employees and other wellbeing discounts available to benefits-carriers.
Personalized WellbeingNeed personalized support? Try Wellness Coaching, Personalized Medical Guidance or check out other Athens-based wellness services.
Long Term WellbeingLearn more about programs to support your long term wellbeing such as Risk Reduction, Tobacco Cessation classes and Walking Groups.