USG Well-being is an annual program which is free, voluntary, and confidential. The well-being credit is to encourage employees and spouses covered on a USG healthcare plan to participate in health and well-being programs.
For employees and spouses covered by a USG healthcare plan:
The credit is a monetary reward for completing select healthy activities. Employees and spouses covered by a USG healthcare plan can earn up to a $100 well-being credit by completing these activities by Sept. 30. It is considered taxable income and will be applied to your last paycheck in November 2019.
The University System of Georgia’s vision is to create a culture and environment of well-being throughout the USG community that includes staff, faculty, and students. Our mission is to create supportive working environments and increase opportunities for employees to adopt behaviors that will assist them to lead happier and healthier lives as well as aid in reducing personal and healthcare costs.
With that in mind, we are promoting a well-being program that encourages and supports all aspects of well-being such as physical, health, financial, nutrition, stress, sleep, social, community involvement and more. We developed a systemwide well-being program using evidence-based research and data to support and educate on positive behavior change. To encourage participation in the well-being program we are offering a well-being credit for those that are eligible and choose to participate. We will continue to review and refine the well-being program each year based on the feedback we receive from employees as well as data and analytics that highlight our successes and opportunities.
This year, we have partnered with RedBrick Health, a HIPPA-compliant, premier provider of health and well-being services. RedBrick offers expanded programs and services to assist employees and spouses covered on a USG healthcare plan on their path to well-being.
No one at the USG, your healthcare provider or health insurance carrier will have access to your specific health information unless you volunteer to share it.
RedBrick Health shares only the information needed to provide services. The information shared is NOT personal health information. RedBrick does not share any information with health insurance carriers, workers compensation or healthcare providers.
The information is used to provide you with a customized experience with personalized recommendations. Beyond that, RedBrick Health provides a de-identified aggregate report of the number and percent of participants who report healthy/unhealthy eating habits, physical activity levels, etc. The information is used for the planning and development of programs to promote and support employee well-being. Your personal information is confidential and never shared.
No, the information you provide to RedBrick Health will be considered confidential and will only be available to you and the RedBrick Health program professionals. USG will receive participation reports for the administration of payroll and billing processes. RedBrick Health cannot sell or otherwise divulge any participant information to any unauthorized party.
Yes, if you waive USG’s healthcare plans, you can still participate in your campus community onsite wellbeing programs and USG webinars. However, you are not eligible to use the USG Well-being Portal or participate in challenges, and you are not eligible for the well-being credit.
The USG well-being credit helps eligible participants learn about health and then take steps to improve or maintain it. The USG is committed to a culture and environment of well-being by creating a comprehensive approach to achieving well-being that engages and empowers the entire USG community.
Full-time Active Employees and spouses covered by a USG healthcare plan can participate to receive the USG Well-being credit.
Retirees and their spouses and other qualified adults, dependents, and temporary staff are not eligible for the USG well-being credit. To see if you are eligible, please call our partner RedBrick Health at 833-724-4874. USG has partnered with RedBrick Health for well-being services.
Please note: If at any time the eligible employee’s benefit status changes (leave of absence, appointment change, etc.), the employee’s eligibility to participate, and/or receive reimbursements may also change.
Employees and spouses covered by a USG healthcare plan can each earn up to a $100 well-being credit for participating in approved healthy activities between January 1 and September 30, 2019. The healthy activities are designed to help you learn more about your current health status and take steps toward being the healthiest you. Some examples include:)
All eligible activities must be completed by Sunday, Sept. 30, 2019. To ensure you receive your incentive, please visit the USG Well-being Portal before then to make sure your completed activity(ies) are updated and reflected as complete. For assistance, please contact USG Well-being at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our partner RedBrick Health 833-724-4874.
You may continue to participate in well-being programs year-round. However, the incentive period is January 1 to Sept. 30, 2019.
Yes, you will notice an adjustment to accommodate for tax withholding.
Any USG well-being credit, up to $100, will be applied to your last paycheck in November 2019. To confirm you received the well-being credit on that paycheck, log in to “OneUSG Connect” and review your paycheck. Look for “USG well-being credit” located in the “After Tax Deduction” panel. Don’t see your credit? Contact us at email@example.com.
You will “keep what you earn.” For example, if you only complete one activity worth a $25 well-being credit, you will receive $25.
No. This program is provided as an additional benefit, but you do not need to participate.
Your information is protected by strict privacy and security standards and your personal information will not be shared except for aggregate data.
Some credit-eligible activities require you to track your own activity and then complete an online form. Other programs will monitor whether you completed the program and reflect that completion after the program has concluded. Each activity is different. Please review the USG Well-being Portal for all of the details or contact USG Well-being. Please note USG well-being credit 2019 ends on Sept. 30, 2019. To ensure you receive your incentive, please visit the USG Well-being Portal before then to make sure your completed activity(ies) are updated and reflected as complete.
If you have questions about your specific activity, or to access the online forms, please go to the USG Wellbeing Portal and look for your specific activity under the “USG well-being credit” tab. If you have additional questions, please contact USG Well-being.
Yes. If you are not employed by USG during the pay period the credit is paid, you will forfeit anything you earned.
To see if you completed an eligible activity, log in to the USG Well-being Portal and click on the USG well-being credit tab to see if your activity is marked as complete.
Yes, you can participate in as many eligible activities as you like at the same time.
No, you can only earn points the first time you complete an activity. For example, once you get credit for participating in a community event, you can no longer receive the credit again.
Yes, if you are working on a health behavior on your own, you can participate in the Digital Coaching Program, which allows you to receive points for an activity you are doing. To learn more, log in to the USG Well-being Portal, select the “USG well-being credit” tab. Move down this page to find activities available.
No, in 2019, USG Well-being does not require biometric values like blood pressure or cholesterol.
To access the health questionnaire, please log in to the USG Well-being Portal and select the Take Health Assessment button. You can also download the RedBrick Health mobile app from the App Store or Google Play. Our company code is: USG.
Yes, information provided within the USG Well-being program is treated as confidential. To protect your privacy, the University System of Georgia has contracted with RedBrick Health, a national provider of health improvement services, to administer online programs, resources and the health questionnaire. Your personally identifiable health data will not be shared with your manager, nor will it be added to any USG employee files. In addition, your information will not affect insurance coverage or benefits nor will they be disclosed to your insurance company.
USG is in compliance with HIPAA and all other state and federal regulatory agencies. USG partners with RedBrick Health to ensure confidentiality and compliance regarding protection of your personal health information. All information you provide is confidential. Only you and your Health Advisor/Coach have access to your personal health information.
The $100 USG well-being credit payment for completing healthy activities will be paid after taxes and will occur within your last monthly or biweekly November paycheck.
The USG well-being credit will be applied to your last paycheck in November. To confirm you are receiving the USG well-being credit, log in to OneUSG Connect and review your paycheck. Look for “USG well-being credit” located in the “After Tax Deduction” panel. Don’t see your reward? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To see your USG well-being credit payment, please log into OneUSG Connect to view your paycheck. Click on your most current paycheck and look for additional line items under the “Hours and Earnings” section entitled: “USG well-being credit” – Indicates your amount up to a maximum of $100 payment. If the payment shows up in the “YTD” (year to date) column, then these payments have already been processed on a previous paycheck. If it is in the “Current” column, then your payment has occurred on the paycheck you are viewing.
For additional assistance, please contact OneUSG Connect Support at 877-251-2644 or by email at email@example.com. Normal business hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except holidays.
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Forgot username/password (spouses)? Follow instructions on the login screen to retrieve your information or call our partner RedBrick Health at 833-724-4874. USG has partnered with RedBrick Health for wellbeing services.
Whichever spouse is the primary policyholder will receive the payment for any credit earned by themselves or their spouse.
Employees do not need to take any additional steps – you’re already enrolled (but remember, this program is completely optional). Covered spouses will need to activate their account.
Get started at ourwellbeing.usg.edu. If you haven’t already, click Activate Your Account To Get Started and create a unique username and password (this will be different from your USG login information).
Several additional resources are available, including ESPYR (Employee Assistance Program), Financial Coaching through VALIC, Fidelity and TIAA; CVS Minute Clinic; and LiveHealth Online. Check out OneUSG Connect for all details.
The calls or visits must be completed separately.
Call our partner RedBrick Health at 833-724-4874. USG has partnered with RedBrick Health for well-being services. The hours are as follows:
Any activity where you feel you donate your time and give back to your community counts. Examples include: Volunteering, participating in events like a community 5K run/walk (whether you are participating or volunteering) or other events, donating blood, helping out a local homeless shelter, volunteering at a church or religious institution of your choosing, participating in a neighborhood night out or packing food at a food shelf. Note that the activity does not need to be physically demanding.