Incentive-based program aims to improve ASU employees' health

October 2, 2014

The Employee Wellness program at Arizona State University is partnering with Benefits Options, the Arizona Department of Administration and the Mayo Clinic to offer benefits eligible ASU employees expanded wellness programming and incentives through the Health Impact Program.

The goal of the Health Impact Program (HIP) is to increase employee engagement in preventative health activities by leveraging a web-based platform to improve their overall health. chart of Health Impact Program eligible activities Download Full Image

The program begins Oct. 1, 2014 and runs through Sept. 30, 2015. All benefits eligible employees can participate in the program. (If your insurance card shows a Benefits Options logo with one of the state sponsored insurance plans, you are eligible.)

Those who choose to participate can earn points by engaging in various eligible activities during the program year. Once participants have earned 500 points, they become eligible to receive an incentive payment of up to $200, which will be made available November 2015.

The program utilizes the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living online portal – a confidential web-based wellness tool providing personalized health assessments, resources and information – to allow participants to log their activities, thereby self-reporting their participation throughout the year. (Verification of activities will be required to receive the incentive payment.)

Points can be earned by engaging in online wellness activities through the portal, by working directly with your doctor’s office, or by participating in on-campus Employee Wellness-sponsored activities.

Eligible activities on campus include walking groups, onsite screenings, flu shots, lunch-and-learns and tobacco cessation. Be sure to check out the most recent issue of Well Devils News – sent twice each semester via email from the Office of Human Resources and the Employee Wellness program – for eligible activities on campus (identified with an asterisk) that count toward point accumulation.

All eligible activities must fall under one of three categories: 1) activity and exercise 2) preventative screenings 3) nutrition and other. Participants must engage in at least one activity from each category to be eligible for the incentive. See the downloadable chart on this page for details, or visit the program's information page on the Employee Wellness website for more information.

To participate in the program, visit the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living online portal at and get registered.

ASU employees will need their alternate ID/Campus ID (9-digit number) to register. You can find this number on MyASU by navigating to My Employment > Payroll > View Paycheck. Your alternate ID/Campus ID can be found in the top left-hand corner of your paycheck.

For questions or more information, contact Elizabeth Badalamenti at or (480) 727-6517.

Emma Greguska

Editor, ASU News

(480) 965-9657

Local theater lovers to share their reviews as new 'Gammage Goers'

October 2, 2014

ASU Gammage has selected its 2014-2015 season of Gammage Goers. Seven Broadway theater lovers and savvy social media users are part of the sixth season of the program. Goers will review shows and then spread their reviews through their social media outlets. The group was chosen from a pool of more than 200 applicants who applied based on their interest in Broadway and their social media expertise.

“This program has been a great success for us. Everyone is using social media to share great restaurants, stores and things to do; this is a great way for social media savvy residents to help spread the ASU Gammage message,” says Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, executive director of ASU Gammage. “We want their reviews to be honest and unbiased. We of course hope their experience is positive and they will encourage their friends to see a show as well.” full crowd inside ASU Gammage Auditorium Download Full Image

Gammage Goer reviews will be posted via the ASU Gammage Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages, as well as on the Goers' accounts. Goers can also be followed with the hashtag #GammageGoers. Each Goer will review approximately three shows per ASU Gammage season.

The Goers include:

• Margie (@mka19), business owner from Phoenix

• Doug (@Dougmummert), public affairs officer from Phoenix

• David (@appleforddavid),  film and theater critic from Awhatukee

• Courtney (@cjrainville), marketing account manager and former “The Biggest Loser" contestant from Tempe

• Kate (@kateesitter), ASU student from Phoenix

• Abbie (@AbbieF), public relations professional from Scottsdale

• Jennifer (@jennmaggiore), marketing CEO from Scottsdale