Human Resource Services

Wellness Incentive


Take the Initiative

and Receive an Incentive!


Being Well Pays!


The Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) and the Health Care Authority (HCA) want us all to strive for overall wellness! In doing so, PEBB and HCA have offered a Wellness Incentive to all benefit eligible Faculty, Staff and hourly employees who participate in the program below.

Why Should I Participate?

Starting in the 2015 plan year, employees may be eligible for a $125 incentive based on responses to questions surrounding wellness activities.  The incentive can reduce the annual deductible for employees enrolled in a classic or value plan, or provide a one-time deposit into the HSA for employees enrolled in a CDHP.


When Can I Participate?

SmartHealth Wellness Incentive Enrollment Period: April, 2014*

Employees who wish to take advantage of the SmartHealth Wellness Incentive for the 2015 year, must respond during the enrollment period starting April 1, and running through June 30, 2014.  *WSU encourages employees to address the SmartHealth Wellness Incentive during the month of April, in an effort to have faculty and staff on 9-month appointments respond prior to the end of spring semester.

If an employee fails to respond during the enrollment period, they will not be eligible for the 2015 incentive.




How To Participate


Step 1:  Create your HCA "My Account", if you have not already done so.

Step 2: Complete the General Health Assessment/Profile through your medical
             plan's website.

   Uniform                 Group Health               Kaiser Permanente

Step 3: Select a Primary Care Provider (PCP) through your medical plan.

Step 4: Choose a qualified activity to participate in.

   (See the right-hand column for a list of  wellness activities.) 

Step 5: Address the Wellness Incentive in April, 2014*, but no later than June 30,








Wellness Incentive Activities (click here)

  • Participate in the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) or the Diabetes Control Program (DCP) - Coming Soon to WSU!
  • Participate in a Smoking Cessation program.
  • Participate in a weight management program either through your health plan or another program such as Weight Watchers or Jenny Craig.
  • Start your goal of 90 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per week for at least 10 weeks.
  • Start your goal of eating 6 or more fruit and vegetable servings per day for at least 10 consecutive weeks.
  • Work with your primary care physician to get all recommended preventative care, such as immunizations and screenings



HCA "My Account" - Address the Premiums Surcharges Here!


How to Register on "My Account" Instructions


Health Care Authority (HCA)


Frequently Asked Questions


2014 SmartHealth Wellness Attestation Form (available for employees are not able to attest online through My Account)



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Direct Email - Premium Surcharges and Wellness Incentive 03.14

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SmartHealth Wellness Incentive - Eligibility Requirements

SmartHealth Wellness Incentive General Info

April Surcharges and SmartHealth Wellness Incentive

Prepare Now For Premium Surcharges and SmartHealth Wellness Incentive

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