Earn money for making healthy choices

Written by  Brooke Carbo

Healthy Life 492My Health Rewards is offering more ways to earn money for making healthy choices in 2020.

The no-cost, voluntary program is open to all UAB, UAB Hospital, UAB LLC, UA Health Services Foundation and UAB Health System employees enrolled in a 2020 UAB medical plan. Participants are rewarded for making healthy choices throughout the year, earning up to $350 for staying active and completing tasks such as age/gender specific screenings and care-management programs. Activate your account at uab.edu/myhealthrewardslogin and explore new ways to earn cash rewards.

This past year, more than 3,000 employees activated their My Health Rewards account, and more than 2,000 logged enough healthy behaviors to receive a payout of $50 or more.

“The My Health Rewards program was designed to help employees understand their overall health and encourage healthy behaviors,” said Mike Boyd, executive director of Benefits and Wellness. “We are encouraged by engagement in 2019 and look forward to seeing additional growth in 2020.”

Participants have even more ways to earn points in 2020, including additional points for a second preventive dental visit, physical activity challenges and Apple Watch-syncing, coming later this year, to continue UAB’s support of Apple health apps.

Use iPhone Health Records

Late in 2019, UAB Medicine announced it would support iPhone’s Health Records, which enables patients to access their medical information from participating institutions organized into one view covering allergies, conditions, immunizations, lab results, medications, procedures and vitals — and receive notifications when their data is updated. Note: Health Records data is encrypted and protected with the user’s iPhone passcode. 

According to Chief Medical Information Officer Jorge Alsip, M.D., this integration with the Apple Health app allows patients to quickly receive lab results and access important health records while on the go.

“This was an important early step in UAB Medicine’s commitment to give our patients tools they can use to more actively participate in their health care,” said Alsip, “and we will introduce additional apps to our patients over the coming months.”

To access Health Records, open the Health app on your iPhone, scroll to the “Access Your Records” tile and click “Get Started.” Search for “UAB Medicine” and log in with your UAB Medicine Patient Portal username and password.

Get discounted devices

Through the My Health Rewards portal, UAB provides eligible employees with the option to purchase fitness-tracking devices and other health products at discounted prices. Log in to your My Health Rewards account and use access code UABMHR for discounts on smart scales, blood pressure monitors, Fitbit and Garmin devices and more.

Log in and begin

Eligible employees can login to activate their account for 2020 and start earning points. If you are a benefit-eligible employee but not on a 2020 medical plan, you can opt in to view the My Health Rewards portal to see a list of upcoming Employee Wellness events and view your 2020 Wellscreens results.