What’s New for Wellbeing at Williams 2022

Programming for 2022 will focus on six components of overall wellbeing – physical, social, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and occupational. Offerings will include a variety of webinars, seminars, community service, and volunteer opportunities, in addition to walking, running, and cycling events. We will also see the limited return of in-person fitness classes, as Covid protocol allows. Programs will be announced through Daily Messages and can also be found on the HR calendar and Wellbeing at Williams page.  

Wellness events, workshops, and activities are open to all members of the college community. For those new to the incentive program, employees who are enrolled in the college’s medical plan can receive a $500 taxable incentive by earning 500 points. Enrolled spouses can also participate and receive a $100 taxable incentive. Points are earned by completing a confidential health assessment and two eligible wellness activities identified here. Activities must be completed by October 31st, for the 2022 program – with the exception of certain preventive care appointments.

First-time users will need their BCBS medical ID card to register at ahealthyme.com to take your personal health assessment and track your points.

Also, a reminder that employees enrolled in the college’s medical plan can also be reimbursed up to $150 annually for gym memberships, eligible fitness classes, and weight management programs through BCBS. The reimbursement form can be found on the HR website.

For more information on Wellbeing at Williams please visit: https://hr.williams.edu/wellness-at-williams/.  If you have additional questions, please contact Megan Childers.

Employee Wellness Incentive Reimbursement Overview

Active employees who are enrolled on the Williams College BCBS medical plan can earn 500 points and receive a $500 taxable incentive:

Activity Categories Description
Complete Two
Preventive Health Visit/Screening Complete one preventive care visit (in-person or telehealth) per Preventive Screening Guidelines for Healthy Adults. (Points automatically awarded)
Routine Oral Exam Complete one routine dental visit within the past 12 months. (Points automatically awarded)
Webinars/Virtual Workshops Attend designated Online Wellbeing workshops. We will publicize these as they become available at Wellness Activities.
Community Walk/Run/Bicycle Event Participate in a community event that requires physical activity – proof of participation required. See Wellness Activities for more information.
Community Service/Volunteer Complete a minimum of four (4) hours of community service or volunteer work – certification of participation from the agency/organization required. See Wellness Activities for more information.
Retirement Planning/ Financial Consultation Complete one retirement planning consultation.  To schedule an appointment with your TIAA financial consultant, please call 800-732-8353 (weekdays) or go to TIAA.org/schedulenow. Additional opportunities for consultation on other financial topics will be announced as they become available.
Online Wellness Workshops Complete a four-week or longer Online Wellness Workshop – register at bluecrossma.ahealthyme.com.
Care Concierge – Health/Wellness Coaching Work with a Registered Nurse Well Coach to identify and meet one lifestyle improvement goal. Enrollment is 2-3 months – your goal must be met by 9/30/22. To access this service call 888-456-1351 (weekdays).

Spouse Wellness Incentive Reimbursement Overview

Your enrolled spouse is eligible to receive $100 by completing the following activities.
To earn 500 points, your spouse must complete both of these activities:

  • Complete the Health Assessment at bluecrossma.ahealthyme.com (100 points)
  • Complete a minimum of two Activities from the Activities Categories list above (400 points)

How Your Wellness Incentive Reimbursement Works

Human Resources receives a monthly report of participants who have earned their 500 points. Your $500 or your spouse’s $100 incentive (less applicable taxes) will be included in the second payroll of the  month following receipt of the report confirming completion of the incentive requirements. Your eligible non-employee enrolled spouse will receive a paper check at your home address.

For details about the incentive, please visit the Wellbeing at Williams FAQ.

Wellbeing at Williams represents a significant, ongoing commitment to the health of our community. Please continue to take active steps toward a healthy, productive future. Watch for more details on upcoming wellness incentive reimbursement eligible activities.

For additional questions, please contact Megan Childers at [email protected].