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SIGN UP FOR THE YOGA + CARDIO CHALLENGE STARTING MARCH 19
For 2018, we created many new and interesting options to improve your health and well being. Simply complete two challenges in the first period and one in the second period to earn your incentive.
Bio-metrics - MUST be complete in order to participate
INCENTIVE PERIOD ONE: JAN 1, 2018 - JUNE 30, 2018
CHALLENGE 1 SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE + CARDIO JAN 15 - FEB 25
CHALLENGE 2 YOGA + CARDIO MAR 19 - APR 29
CHALLENGE 3 PAY IT FORWARD + CARDIO MAY 14 - JUN 24
Employees must complete at least 2 challenges of their choice- scroll down for incentive details
INCENTIVE PERIOD TWO: JULY 1, 2018 - DEC 31, 2018
CHALLENGE 4 THE SWEET LIFE + CARDIO AUG 13 - SEP 23
CHALLENGE 5 HOLIDAY + CARDIO OCT 29 - DEC 9
Employees must complete at least 1 challenge of their choice - scroll down for incentive details
HEALTH INSURANCE INCENTIVE DETAILS
In order to meet the first premium incentive period (employee and spouse, if applicable):
Complete biometric clinic by January 15, 2018
Complete 2 challenges at a minimum of 70% prior to July 1, 2018
Employees and spouses, if applicable, who do not complete 2 challenges will have their premium adjusted beginning July 1, 2018
In order to meet the second premium incentive period (employee and spouse, if applicable):
For employees and spouses, if applicable, who met the first incentive:
Complete 1 additional challenge at a minimum of 70% before the end of the year
Employees and spouses, if applicable, who do not complete the 1 additional challenge will have their premium adjusted beginning January 1, 2019
For employees and spouses, if applicable, who did not meet the first incentive:
Employees and spouses, if applicable, who complete a total of three challenges at a minimum of 70% in the first and second periods will earn back the incentive beginning January 1, 2019.
For employees and spouses, if applicable, who did not complete a total of three challenges during calendar year 2018:
You will be eligible to earn back the incentive beginning July 1, 2019 after completing one challenge at a minimum of 70% during the last six months of 2018 and two challenges at a minimum of 70% in the first six months of 2019 and completing the biometric clinic in January, 2019.
To be successful, all challenges must be completed at minimum of 70%.
2018 WELLNESS SUCCESS INCENTIVE DETAILS
Jaynes now offers three different options as a Wellness Success Incentive.
YOU MUST SELECT THE OPTION YOU ARE STRIVING TO ATTAIN AT THE BEGINNING OF 2018 AND THAT WILL REMAIN YOUR OPTION FOR THE YEAR.
Option 1 – Gym Membership Assistance
Employees and spouses, if applicable, may each earn up to $22 per month towards their regular gym membership cost all year long. In order to earn this monthly benefit, each participant must submit attendance records proving at least 8 visits to the gym that month and must provide proof of monthly gym cost. Participants are NOT required to achieve 90% Nuvita participation in order to earn this benefit.
Option 2 – 1 Wellness Day Off
Successful completion under this Option gives the employee an additional paid day off from work. In order to earn this Option, Employees and spouses, if applicable, must complete 2 waves in the first 6 months of the year at 90% or above & 1 wave in the last six 6 months of the year at 90% or above. Once awarded, the employee must contact payroll to use or key into timecard system to redeem. The additional day, the day must be used within one year of its award, and the day cannot be carried over beyond the one year award date.
Option 3 – Fitness Enhancement
Successful completion under this option gives employees and spouses, if applicable, access to a $100 payment per Nuvita participant for each wave completed at 90% or better (maximum of 5 waves per year). Participants are not required to prove fitness program attendance in order to obtain this benefit, but must prove 90% or better Nuvita participation, per wave. Spousal participation, if applicable, must be at 90% or better in order to earn the incentive for the wave. Employees wanting to utilize this option for the current year must notify Michelle Macy-Stuart in writing before the start of the next wave. Early notification is encouraged to maximize the benefit for the 5 waves.
Please Note: The above Options cannot be combined. Once Option 3 is selected by an employee the other options are not available for the remainder of the year. If you have questions regarding the above options, please contact a member of the Wellness Committee (Tracy Utterback, Alicia Cook, Michelle Macy-Stewart, or Matt Sanchez).
Garmin Vivosmart HR
- Most Convenient
- Heart rate measured on wrist (no chest strap required)
- Smartphone notifications (call, text, email)
- ONLY $75*
Nuvita Bluetooth Cardio Monitor
- Most accurate
- Chest strap with EKG accuracy
- Smartphone compatible (iPhone, Android)
- ONLY $50*
If an employee successfully completes the minimum program requirements during the current year (completion of the 3 required challenges at 70% +), then Jaynes will reimburse the employee for the Nuvita compatible device purchased by the employee (up to $75 for a Garmin Vivosmart device and $150 for an Apple Watch).
If you are using the Garmin Vivosmart or Apple watch, here is how to get started.
STEP 1: Download the mynuvita app to your phone. Just search the store for Nuvita and look for the app that looks like this. (Nuvita has multiple apps so pay attention to get the right one)
STEP 2: Click these links to read the instructions on how to setup your Garmin Vivosmart. You can setup up to your smartphone with these links: Setup Garmin Vivosmart with Smartphone, Garmin Vivosmart Basic Functions,
If you are using the Nuvita Bluetooth Monitor, here is how to get started.
STEP 1: Download the mynuvita app and the Nuvita Cardio 2 app to your phone. You need BOTH. Just search the store for Nuvita and look for the apps that look like this. (Nuvita has multiple apps so pay attention to get the right one)
During any of your challenges you have access to Nuvita coaches. Schedule appointments with them or send them messages to get the professional support you need to be successful.
- Schedule appointments with a coach by phone or video chat - click here to schedule or click the schedule link in your app on or the website
- Set goals and discuss strategies
- Get professional guidance on exercise and nutrition
- Schedule with a dietitian or exercise physiologist
SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE + CARDIO
Our lives can get hectic. Lots of commitments, lots of things we want to do and lots to keep up with. It’s no wonder many of us become overwhelmed. Simplifying our lives can help us combat these feelings and improve our overall sense of wellbeing. However, living a simpler life in, what can be, a complex world takes some clever intentional action. This program will guide you on a simpler way.
YOGA + CARDIO
Stretch and grow yourself physically and mentally. In Sanskrit, Yoga means ‘to join” or ‘connection’. This 6 week challenge is focused on helping you be better connected to your own body by learning the basics of yoga breath and exercises. This is a perfect opportunity for individuals who have wanted to commit yoga, but did not know where to start. With the help of weekly yoga videos and lessons, you will improve your strength, balance, flexibility and reducing your stress. It is time to stretch into your best self.
PAY IT FORWARD + Cardio
Give the Gift of Health to someone you know. When we share the gifts we receive with others, it builds community and reinforces to ourselves the value of playing an active role in our own health. Recognize what benefits of health you have received this year and share it with others. This program will provide ideas and resources for Paying the Gift of Health Forward.
HOLIDAY + cardio:
THE SWEET LIFE + Cardio:
Sugars are everywhere. Lurching in the corners, trying to thwart your healthy habits and all the hard work you've put toward your healthy lifestyle. Join Nuvita's Sweet Life Challenge and get on with Livin' the Sweet Life. In this 6 week challenge, you will focus on getting quality cardio exercise and be educated on the health impacts of excessive sugar consumption both inside and out, hidden sources of sugar and practical ways to have a better relationship with sugar.
From Halloween until New Year’s Eve, life seems to be a series of eating sessions and too much time hibernating indoors. We want to help you enjoy the Holiday Season while staying in tune with your health goals. Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are just a day each. Let’s not let your Hol-I-Day eating and limited movement turn into a Hol-i-Week or Hol-i-Month!
Heart Rate Settings Policy
Regular physical activity is known to produce health benefits and decrease the risk of disease. Heart rate is the best metric to ensure the physical activity is of adequate intensity and duration to produce the desired benefits. Intensity and duration have an inverse relationship. As intensity goes up, duration will need to go down and vice versa. In addition, the same inverse relationship can be used to get the desired benefits while being adjusted to meet the personal abilities and time constraints of participants.
In order to maintain a standard that produces personal health benefits and supports the initiatives that Jaynes has for improving the health risks for employees, the following options for heart rate settings are available to participants:
- 65-75% of your max heart rate with a weekly goal of 90 minutes in and above your zone
- 70-80% of your max heart rate with a weekly goal of 75 minutes in and above your zone
- 75-85% of your max heart rate with a weekly goal of 45 minutes in and above your zone
Participants can choose the setting that best fits their personal abilities and commitment to being active. They may change their settings to any one of the three options at any time by contacting their coach.
Manual Credit for Time In Zone
Manual credit for exercise time in heart rate zones is reserved for technical failures and non-routine extenuating circumstances only. The following are examples of when manual credit would be warranted:
- Technical issues with the cardio monitor or the Nuvita platform that prevented downloading of cardio minutes.
- Dead batteries may be included as a technical issue, but not multiple incidents of dead batteries
Examples where manual credit is not warranted include:
- User error—user does not understand how to properly use the equipment
- Participants forgot their cardio monitors
- Participants lost their cardio monitor
- Participants accidentally turned off their monitors
- Participant is on vacation, sick or traveling for business reasons and don’t have their monitors with them
- Participants wish to use a device that is non-compatible with Nuvita platform
- Current compatible devices include Nuvita Bluetooth monitor, Garmin VivoSmart HR, and Apple Watch
In the event of a technical failure it is the participant’s responsibility to contact Nuvita technical support as soon as possible when the failure occurs. Technical support must validate a technical failure has occurred before manual credit will be given.
A report of those receiving manual credit is provided to Jaynes Management on a weekly basis.
Participants may experience hardships (injury, illness, etc.) after starting their Nuvita programs that impair their abilities to complete their programs as originally designed, for some period during their programs or for the duration of their programs.
Nuvita professionals will modify participants’ programs in order to allow participants’ to continue to use the heart rate monitor during the hardship period. Heart rate zones will be set at a level that is achievable during the hardship, even if that level requires the zones be set to resting levels. Hardship status does not remove the requirement to use the heart rate monitor and record the achievable physical activity.
Validation from a physician in writing is required to be placed on hardship. Hardship forms can be downloaded by clicking here.
It is the responsibility of the participant to notify their coach AS SOON AS POSSIBLE at the onset of the hardship. Failure to notify the coach in a timely manner may result in not receiving credit retroactively.
A report of those on hardship is provided to Jaynes Management on a weekly basis, although to protect privacy the nature of the hardship is never disclosed and remains confidential between the particpant and the Nuvita coach.