Frequently Asked Questions

As healthcare costs continue to rise across the country, the university’s best way to combat this is by helping to improve the overall wellness of our population. Therefore, as part of our initiative to promote wellness within our population, Purdue is continuing the Healthy Boiler wellness incentive plan for the 2019 plan year, effective October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019.

By completing the objective listed below, eligible employees and spouses will receive the respective funds into their Health Savings Account (HSA) or into a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA).

Here is how it works
Employee Only Coverage
Employee + Spouse Coverage
Employee + Child Coverage
Employee + Family Coverage*
Complete annual physical with biometrics screening
$325 – Employee
$325 – Employee
$325– Spouse

$650– Employee
$325 – Employee
$325– Spouse
TOTAL INCENTIVE
YOU COULD EARN:

$325

$650

$650

$650

Eligibility

All benefits-eligible employees as well as spouses covered under one of the Purdue health plans.

No, only benefits eligible employees and spouses covered under one of the Purdue health plans are eligible.
No, only benefits eligible employees and spouses covered under one of Purdue’s health plans are eligible.

Once retired, you are not eligible to participate in the Healthy Boiler program.

If you have completed activities and are entitled to the incentive money, we will open a HRA account for the remainder of 2019 with the monies earned.  The account will close after 2019.

Enrollment

After the employee has registered on the wellness portal, completion of the objectives will “enroll” the employee into the incentive program.

After the spouse has registered on the wellness portal, completion of the objectives will “enroll” the spouse into the incentive program.
  1. Click Register
  2. Select your Preferred Language
  3. Select your Member Type – “Spouse”
  4. Enter your Employee PUID
  5. Provide Employee First/Last Name under Eligibility Information
  6. Provide the Spouses First/Last Name under Member Information
  7. Click Continue
If the wellness program is started in 2017 and is continued into 2018 while meeting the incentive criteria, the program will be awarded. For example, if you are enrolled in a weight management series prior to January 1, 2018 and continue your enrollment into 2018, once you complete at least three sessions, you would have completed the ‘wellness education series’ category.
  • Visit the Healthy Boiler Wellness Program portal at www.healthyboiler.com. To register,

    • Click the REGISTER button (in gold)
    • When prompted, provide your first name (as it appears on your pay stub)
    • Provide your last name (as it appears on your pay stub)
    • Enter your Employee ID number including two leading zeros, for a total of 10 digits
    • Continue with the steps as prompted to finish registration

  • Email healthyboiler@purdue.edu.

  • Assistance is also available from Human Resources. Contact your campus-specific Human Resources department at the number below:

    • West Lafayette: 765-494-2222

    • Fort Wayne: 260-481-6840

    • Purdue Northwest – Hammond and Westville – 219-989-2251
No, you do not need a referral code to register; leave the cell blank.
Once you have registered on the portal, click on the EARN tab at the top of the navigation page. Here you will find all the steps and instructions to complete each step.

Future Moms

Yes, as long as the completion of the 4 health coaching sessions remain in 2018 it will count. If the program is completed in 2019, you will receive credit in the 2019 year.

HSA, HRA, and FSA

Up to $325 for employee-only participation and up to $650 for employee and covered spouse participation.

If you are currently receiving contributions to an HSA, the funds will be deposited into your account quarterly when eligible.

If you are not eligible to receive contributions to an HSA, an HRA will be opened for you and the funds will be deposited quarterly when eligible. An HRA will only be opened for those who are ineligible to receive contributions to an HSA. Some examples of this are as follows: A person on the Purdue Health Plan, a person taking Medicare Part A, a person opted out of Purdue’s medical plans/is on a health plan outside of Purdue.

An individual with a FSA will receive a HRA.
An HRA is a Health Reimbursement Account. HRA accounts are similar to flexible spending accounts (FSA). The funds in this account can be used for qualified medical, vision, prescription and dental expenses you pay out of pocket, like funds in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA).
For those who are not receiving contributions to an HSA, an HRA will be opened automatically based on the quarterly incentive pay schedule if you have completed the first eligible objective. Ex: If you complete your physical and biometrics in November, an HRA will be opened at the end of January with $175 (or $350 if your covered spouse completes the physical and biometrics as well).
Employees will receive a debit card from PayFlex which can be used to pay for eligible expenses. Employees who are participating in a health care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) will use the same PayFlex card they received for the FSA. Funds will first be spent from the HRA, then from the FSA once the HRA is exhausted.
The funds will be deposited at the end of each quarter: January, April, July and October. A report in aggregate will be provided to Human Resources indicating how much each person should receive based on completed items. Human Resources will not receive any personal health information related to your incentive completion.
If you have an HSA, yes the funds will roll over
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If you have an HRA, no. You will have until the end of the year to incur eligible expenses and until March 31, 2020, to submit claims for reimbursement.
Yes, participation and funds received into an HSA from this program apply to your annual maximum.
HSA’s can be changed at any time during the year. You will need to change your contributions to avoid the max. If you go over the max, you’ll have to pay taxes on any exceeding amount.
Yes, the monies will be deposited into your HSA or you will receive an HRA for the funds.
Once the monies have been deposited, the funds will be available in your account.
As a reminder, these HRAs are only employer-funded, meaning an employee may not contribute to it, so the annual “election” you see is Purdue’s; however, the amount seen here is really just the maximum amount a person can earn into the Healthy Boiler HRA.
No, an employee may not receive contributions to an HSA when a spouse has an HRA and vise-versa.

Provider, Annual, and Biometrics

The annual physical is a comprehensive exam that is prevention focused, not problem focused. Typically the exam is performed by your primary care provider and includes the following:
  • Past medical, social and family history
  • Complete physical exam and review of body systems
  • Review of medications
  • Immunizations
  • Counseling/anticipatory guidance/risk factor reduction interventions
  • Review of age/gender appropriate screening tests

To qualify for the incentive, your physical and biometrics will need to have been completed between October 1, 2018, and September 30, 2019. You are eligible to get a physical even if it hasn’t been a full year since your last physical.

No. The biometrics form needs to be completed by your provider as part of the annual routine physical. If your provider is willing to sign off on the biometric form from the health fair that was not completed by him/her, it would be accepted. All biometrics must be included.
No, a mammogram, colonoscopy, or a Pap smear are typical testing that can be a part of your annual physical but does not count as receiving a complete physical.
Yes, both are considered preventative. Preventatives are no cost to the employee.
Biometric tests required include:
  • Blood Draw for Cholesterol (TC), HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol, Glucose, A1C and Triglycerides
  • Blood Pressure
  • Height/Weight/Body Mass Index (BMI)

You will need to download the Center for Healthy Living Provider Screening form and take it with you to your annual physical.  Your primary care provider will need to sign it including the values before you upload it to the Healthy Boiler portal as documentation of completing this step.

Typically, a provider will complete the form including values as part of your physical but some may charge a fee. You can inquire about your provider’s policy when scheduling your appointment. The Center for Healthy Living will not charge for the routine physical and completion of the biometrics form.

The information from your physical and the results from your biometric screening will be used by the Center for Healthy Living to provide you with information to help you understand your current health and potential risks, and may also be used to offer you services through the wellness program, such as, but not limited to health coaching, medication therapy or weight management. You also are encouraged to share your results or concerns with your own primary care provider. The only individual(s) who will receive your personally identifiable health information is One to One Health physicians, nurse practitioners, and pharmacist, dietitian or health coaches in order to provide you with services under the wellness program.

Yes, sick leave is most appropriate for a doctor’s appointment during work hours.
You will find the form by selecting the Earn tab. The form will be linked on the left hand side of the screen.
We are trying to work with community providers, but we cannot control their internal policies. The Center for Healthy Living is able to provide annual physical and biometric exams at any time. HR benefits, regionally or locally, are able to provide a letter from Anthem stating the policy that you can share with your PCP.

Wellness Activities

Other apps and devices can connect to the portal utilizing the Runkeeper app. Additionally many of the mobile device health apps can pass steps to Propel via the FitBit dashboard. Regarding Apple Watch. They are a closed system and limit their connectivity. Many clients with Apple Watch will run Runkeeper on their apple watch and sync activity that way. Apple Watch does not even sync steps with iPhone Health App. Many Apple users will use an app www.myfitnessync.com with the FitBit dashboard to pass steps from their Apple Health App to Propel. My Fitness Sync allow Steps from the Apple Health app sync with Fitbit to load to our portal. There are so many apps and devices that continue to change regarding what they will pass and who they will sync with (e.g. Jawbone which was popular earlier is going out of business). We are finishing a direct connection with Garmin which will be rolled out as the sync programming is completed. Our portal support can help members with their specific sync questions as it pertains to the device/app they are using and what they are wanting to sync.



FAQ will continually be updated based on incoming questions.

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