Well Wisconsin, administered by StayWell, is the uniform wellness program offered as part of the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program. This program is voluntary and provided at no cost to you and your spouse if enrolled in the State Group Health Insurance Program. The program offers resources that can help you maintain or improve your current state of health and well-being and help you lower your health risk and health care costs. There is also a monetary incentive to employees enrolled in the State Group Health Insurance Program.

In January 2020, StayWell launched a new online employee portal. Watch the StayWell portal demo (the demo takes 3-4 minutes to begin), set-up your online account, then start to earn your Wellness Incentive today!

For more information visit the StayWell website or download the My StayWell mobile app (search for “My StayWell” in the App Store or on Google Play).

Personal health information is protected by federal law and will not be shared with the UW System, Employee Trust Funds, or the group health insurance program. For more information, review StayWell’s Privacy Statement, short privacy video or the Department of Employee Trust Funds’ (ETF) Notice for Wellness Programs.

$150 Wellness Incentive

Well Wisconsin allows you and your spouse (if enrolled in the State Group Health Insurance Program) to each earn an annual $150 incentive. To earn this incentive, you and your spouse must each complete a health check activity, health assessment and one StayWell well-being activity (by mid-October*).

  • Health Check Activity:
    • Biometric screening – Provides a picture of overall health (includes measurements for blood pressure, body mass index, cholesterol, triglycerides & glucose) or
    • Dental cleaning – Provides a picture of overall dental health (by getting a preventive dental exam) or
    • One coaching call provides an opportunity to work with a StayWell Health Coach to work toward your goals!
  • Assessment: Captures current health behaviors through a short questionnaire focusing on stress, sleep, nutrition and physical activity.
  • Well-Being Activity pdf : Helps with overall health and well-being (examples: Sleep Well Challenge, Health Coaching, Million Steps Challenge, 21 Day Meditation Experience or the Daily Dash).

*Check the StayWell portal for the deadline each year and/or for additional information regarding the Well Wisconsin Incentive.

Note: Wellness incentives paid to participants through StayWell or your health plan carrier are considered taxable income.

Million Steps Challenge – Employer Challenge

This challenge* is one of the Well-Being Activities offered by StayWell. It was designed to encourage you and your spouse to stay active. In 2019, StayWell incorporated a Systemwide and Statewide Employer Challenge with the hopes that everyone steps up their game to keep moving!

How it works: Systemwide and Statewide, employers are competing against each other. Quarterly, the employer with the highest average steps per participant will receive the virtual Million Steps Challenge Trophy. All you need to do is log your activity on a monthly basis at wellwisconsin.staywell.com.

Recent Results: UW-La Crosse had the most average steps in 2019. However, UW-Whitewater has taken the lead in 2020!

*Available to you and your spouse if enrolled in State Group Health Insurance.

It’s Your Health: Diabetes

This voluntary program helps you and your spouse (if enrolled in the State Group Health Insurance Program) with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. It helps manage the condition through a Certified Nurse Consultant. If you are enrolled in a non-High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), you may receive insulin (and other prescriptions related to diabetes care) for a reduced fee (or no cost). StayWell will inform you of this program if you self-identify that you have diabetes through StayWell’s health assessment. Or if you have a StayWell portal account and have filled an anti-diabetic prescription. You may voluntarily enroll (or disenroll) by contacting StayWell at (800) 821-6591 or sending an email to StayWell at wellwisconsin@staywell.com.

Note: This Diabetes program qualifies as a Well-Being Activity for the $150 Wellness Incentive.

Wellness Webinars

StayWell provides monthly wellness webinars throughout the year at no cost. For additional information on dates, times and topics, go to wellwisconsin.staywell.com or visit the Webinars page.

For additional information regarding the Well Wisconsin Program go to wellwisconsin.staywell.com or contact the StayWell HelpLine at 800-821-6591.

Reminder: To be eligible for the Well Wisconsin Program, you must be an employee, spouse or retiree enrolled in the State Group Health Insurance Program.

Every effort has been made to ensure this information is current and correct. Information on this page does not guarantee enrollment, benefits and/or the ability to make changes to your benefits.

Updated: 08/07/2020