Associates are off and running with the 2017 health and well-being incentive program via RedBrick Health. Since it launched in January, associates across the system have participated in healthy activities such as the Compass Health Assessment and Journeys.
“We’ve had great engagement,” says Kathy Makowski, VP, Total Rewards for SCL Health. “We’ve had 36 percent engagement of eligible associates and 12 percent of eligible spouses/legally domiciled adults (LDAs) across the system.” This is great news since two of our health system’s top priority Blue Chip goals are to have 55 percent of eligible associates and 20 percent of eligible spouses/legally domiciled adults (LDA) take advantage of the 2017 incentive program.
While we are well on our way to achieving these annual Blue Chip goals, we want to encourage even more associates and their spouses/LDAs to get started now! Here are a few reminders:
Big Money for You and Your Family
Aside from improved wellness, which is the primary goal, another incentive for this program is that you can earn up to $750 if you are a benefits-eligible associate*. Also, if your spouse/LDA is enrolled in an SCL Health medical plan, he or she is also eligible for up to $750 in rewards. Learn more about the steps you can take toward better health and the $750 reward opportunities on the new RedBrick Health wellness portal at https://SCLHealth.RedBrickHealth.com.
Gift Card Taxation
Through this year’s program, you can earn gift cards from a number of major retailers for completing healthy activities. Keep in mind that per federal and state law, gift cards are considered income and the value will be added to your paycheck for tax purposes once you select any gift cards from the RedBrick Health site—typically within two paychecks. Note: If you are enrolled in an SCL Health medical plan and earn Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) rewards, you are not taxed on the value of those incentive dollars.
Now Even Easier To Earn Rewards and Improve Your Health
RedBrick offers a better online experience and enhanced support to help you reach your health goals. Log in to the new portal and RedBrick will guide you through the required first steps (the Compass Health Assessment and a biometric health screening) and show you the many additional healthy activity options. Get started by registering here: https://SCLHealth.RedBrickHealth.com.
If you have any questions or issues with the portal, RedBrick Health’s customer service team is available 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. CST at 844-724-5612.
*Benefits-eligible associates regularly scheduled to work 20 or more hours per week are eligible to participate with the exception of St. James Healthcare Teamsters, Platte Valley Medical Center and Mount Saint Vincent associates.