Well Wisconsin 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/improve your current state of well-being and/or help lower your health risks/costs. There is also a monetary incentive to you (and your spouse) if enrolled in the State Group Health Insurance Program.

Effective January 1, 2021: StayWell, the previous administrator of the Well Wisconsin Program merged with WedMD. Watch for communications directly from WebMD/StayWell to walk you through how to register for the new well-being website known as WebMD ONE. You will need to create a new account to participate in 2021 (code: SOWI).

For more information, visit the WebMD ONE website or download the Wellness At Your Side mobile app through the App Store or on Google Play (code: SOWI).

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 privacy policy, 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 assessment, health check activity, and one well-being activity (by mid-October*).

  • Health Assessment: Captures current health behaviors through a brief questionnaire (15-20 minutes) focusing on stress, sleep, nutrition and physical activity.
  • Health Check Activity:
    • Biometric screening – Provides a picture of overall health (includes measurements for blood pressure, body mass index, cholesterol, triglycerides & glucose) or
    • Dental exam – Provides a picture of overall dental health (by getting a preventive dental exam) or
    • One coaching session – Provides an opportunity to work with a WebMD/StayWell Health Coach to work toward your goals!
  • Well-Being Activity: Helps with overall health and well-being (examples: Sleep Well Challenge, Health Coaching, Million Steps Challenge).

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

Note: Wellness incentives paid to participants through WebMD/StayWell are considered taxable income.

Million Steps Challenge – Employer Challenge

This challenge* is one of the Well-Being Activities offered by WebMD/StayWell. It was designed to encourage you and your spouse to stay active.

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!

Recent Results: UW-Whitewater had the highest participation through 2nd quarters in 2020 and UW-Shared Services had the highest participation in the 3rd quarter.

In 2021: This challenge will continue to be offered; however, it will work differently. Watch for emails from WebMD/StayWell for additional information.

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

It’s Your Health: Diabetes

This voluntary program helps you and/or 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). WebMD/StayWell will inform you of this program if you self-identify that you have diabetes through your health assessment. Or if you have filled an anti-diabetic prescription. You may voluntarily enroll (or disenroll) by contacting WebMD/StayWell at (800) 821-6591 or sending an email to customersupport@webmd.net.

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

Wellness Webinars

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

More Information

For additional information regarding the Well Wisconsin Program go to webmdhealth.com/wellwisconsin or contact the WebMD/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: 01/11/2021