New in 2021

Continuous medical records sync.

If you see a GHP network provider to get your health measures on file, click the “sync medical records” button on your account homepage. Any health measures taken from that point forward will sync automatically. Any new measures taken will not transfer instantly, so please allow up to 10 days for results to appear on your myHealth Rewards homepage.

 

Screening by appointment.

You can schedule an in-person screening near you to get your health measures on file by clicking on the “screening schedules” link on your homepage. A member of the Health & Wellness team will provide a screening and assist you with the program requirements.

 

New healthy activity: COVID-19 vaccine.

The COVID-19 vaccine will replace the influenza vaccine as a healthy activity in 2021. Participants can provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccine through the “Sync Medical Records” function on the myHealth Rewards homepage. After syncing your records, please allow up to 10 days for credit to appear on your homepage.

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm not on the Geisinger Health Plan. Why should I participate in myHealth Rewards?

We want all of our Geisinger family members to live their healthiest lives, so we encourage all employees to join myHealthRewards. If you complete the program successfully, you’ll pre-qualify for a premium discount to use if you ever switch to Geisinger benefits. If you don’t participate and need Geisinger insurance later on, you’ll lose out on this opportunity for savings.  


Why is my employer providing these resources?

Your employer is committed to your personal and professional well-being. They want to support you in your effort to lead a happy and healthy life by providing tools and resources to help make that happen.

How do I get involved?

You can get involved by first creating an account or signing in.


How do I register for and complete the program?

Visit gh.wellness.geisinger.org and follow the steps to register for the program. After registration, you can visit this website to access your myHealth Rewards homepage at any time. 

Get your initial health measures on file no later than July 30, 2021

Check the “goals” section on your myHealth Rewards account homepage to learn which measures you’ll need to improve and what the recommended ranges you’ll need to target are.

Bring your measures down to the recommended ranges. Recommended ranges are based on guidelines from professional medical organizations like the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association. Look for details on your myHealth Rewards account homepage.

Complete a Wellness Assessment survey. You’ll answer a few questions about your lifestyle habits. It only takes a few minutes, and you can access it from your myHealth Rewards account homepage.

Complete two healthy activities, such as donating blood, getting a COVID-19 vaccine or getting your teeth cleaned. 

Meet all goals and requirements by the final program deadline on October 8, 2021.


What happens during a myHealth Rewards health screening?

Each screening takes up to 10 minutes and includes blood pressure, height and weight and lab draws for blood sugar and cholesterol. Note that some health measures may be on file from a previous year or if you consented to sync your medical records. Check your myHealth Rewards account homepage to see what health measures are needed before making a screening appointment.


How does Health & Wellness help me meet my goals?

We help you get healthy and succeed in the program by hosting wellness events throughout the year. We also provide online resources and a team of Health Coaches to help you meet your goals. To learn more or request a health coach, call Health & Wellness at 1-866-415-7138.

I have a health condition or other circumstance that will make it difficult to meet my health goals. What can I do?

If you believe that it is unreasonably difficult or medically inadvisable to meet your myHealth Rewards goals, you may request an alternative method to qualify for myHealth Rewards by contacting Health & Wellness no later than July 30, 2021. If you’re enrolled in a clinically supervised program to manage your health, you can submit documentation to potentially qualify for alternative credit. All alternatives are subject to approval by Health & Wellness. 


Do I have to participate in myHealth Rewards?

No — myHealth Rewards is voluntary, but we encourage all Geisinger family members and their loved ones to live their healthiest lives by participating in the program. Employees who choose not to participate will not be eligible to receive a discount on their GHP insurance premiums the in 2022.


Do I need to fast before attending an initial health screening?

Yes. At the very least, you will need to fast for your blood glucose test. If you are unable to fast for your blood test, please notify the wellness staff on site; an A1C can be measured in place of a fasting blood glucose. LDL cholesterol results are now good for up to three years, so if you have a cholesterol LDL measurement on file after Jan. 1, 2019 that met goal, it will be accepted for the 2021 program year. 

Check your myHealth Reward’s homepage before attending a screening to find out whether you’re required to fast for it. Each screening takes up to 10 minutes and includes blood pressure, height and weight and lab draws for cholesterol and blood sugar. (Diagnosed diabetics will additionally have an A1C drawn.)

How do I track my progress toward meeting myHealth Rewards goals?

Sign into your myHealth Rewards homepage, where you can view your program status, review which health measures are on file, and which still need to be completed. You can also access helpful program tips and resources.

How do I contact you with questions?


Which browsers are supported by this site?

This site can be viewed using:

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Apple Safari
  • Microsoft Edge – Version 13 and above
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer – Version 11 and above

Who can participate in myHealth Rewards? 

Who is eligible to participate?

Your employer determines who is eligible to participate. Some programs may require you and your spouse/domestic partner to participate to achieve rewards. Check with your employer if you are unsure of the requirements.

Can my spouse/domestic partner participate in myHealth Rewards?

Yes! We encourage everyone to live their healthiest lives, and myHealth Rewards is a great place to start. 

Your spouse can register at gh.wellness.geisinger.org. They will need to create a new account if they haven’t participated in myHealth Rewards before. 

You and your spouse can complete all of your baseline health measures by scheduling an appointment for a free Geisinger health screening. Your spouse/domestic partner can attend even if he/she isn’t insured by Geisinger.

Geisinger spouses/domestic partners who participate and complete all 2021 requirements will be eligible to have any applicable spousal surcharge waived in 2022.

If you both reach your health goals, you can save even more on your health premiums.

I'm pregnant. Can I still participate in myHealth Rewards?

Congratulations! To qualify for myHealth Rewards, expecting mothers still need to register and complete all requirements. Alternative qualifications and medical waivers are available for any health measures that are outside of the goal range due to pregnancy. Contact Health & Wellness at 1-866-415-7138 for more information.

I'm a smoker. Can I participate in myHealth Rewards?

Smokers and other tobacco users are not automatically disqualified from the program. If you do smoke or use other tobacco products, you can qualify by completing an online or telephonic tobacco cessation course offered by the Health & Wellness team. The online course takes a minimum of four weeks and must be completed prior to the final deadline on Friday, Oct. 8. For more information, contact Health & Wellness at 1-866-415-7138.


Can children or other non-spousal dependents participate in myHealth Rewards?

No. Children and other dependents are not eligible to participate.

Screenings, metrics and results

How do I get my initial health measures on file?

There are two ways to get your health measures on file: 

Attend an in-person screening at a Geisinger location near you. A member of the Health & Wellness team will provide a screening and assist you with the program requirements. Remember to fast for eight hours before your screening if blood work is needed. (Visit gh.wellness.geisinger.org to find dates and locations.)

Visit your doctor. Health measures taken at your appointment can be used for myHealth Rewards. If you see a Geisinger provider, click the “Sync medical records” button in your myHealth Rewards dashboard to update your results. Results can also be submitted via secure fax.


What are the deadlines for completing initial health measures?

Monday, May 31: If you register and get all of your initial health measures on file before this date, you will qualify for our weekly Early Bird drawing to win prizes. Prizes include weekly $20 gift card giveaways and a one-time drawing for one of three $500 grand prize packs.

Friday, July 30: You must enroll and have all initial health measures on file. All requests for alternative qualification must also be submitted to Health & Wellness.

Friday, October 8: You must complete all program requirements by this date. This includes meeting your health goals, completing the Wellness Assessment survey, and completing two activities. Check your myHealth Rewards account homepage to ensure your final health measures are on file and your program status is up to date. 


What if my documentation is out of date?

Results must be current and within required time frames or they cannot be accepted.

What if my results are submitted past the deadline?

We cannot accept late results. We recommend keeping track of your progress, looking ahead at program requirements and confirming that your results are submitted before the deadline.

How do I submit verification of my COVID-19 vaccine?

You’ll get automatic credit if you received your COVID-19 vaccine at one of our employee COVID-19 vaccine clinics. 

You can automatically transfer documentation of a COVID-19 vaccine administered by a Geisinger provider (i.e., within the Geisinger EPIC medical record) into your myHealth Rewards account by using the "Sync Medical Records" button on your homepage. Please note: transfer of the COVID-19 vaccine is not instant and may take up to 10 days to appear on your homepage. 

Submit documentation of the COVID-19 vaccine administered by non-Geisinger providers via secure fax at 570-214-7742 or email to wellness@geisinger.edu.

If documentation of your COVID-19 vaccine is not reflected on your myHealth Rewards account homepage, please contact the Health & Wellness team at 1-866-415-7138.


How do I submit verification of my dental cleaning?

We will automatically credit you for most dental cleanings billed through Delta Dental insurance. However, there may be a 30-day delay between the date of your dental cleaning and when we receive verification. If you do not receive automatic credit for your dental cleaning, please contact Health & Wellness.

Credit for spouses and domestic partners will not be automatic. Submit documentation via secure fax at 570-214-7742 or email to wellness@geisinger.edu.

Submit documentation of dental cleanings administered by non-Geisinger providers via secure fax at 570-214-7742 or email to wellness@geisinger.edu.


What counts as a healthy activity?

You must complete and document two healthy activities as part of your myHealth Rewards requirements. Qualifying healthy activities include: 

  • Getting the COVID-19 vaccine
  • Donating blood
  • Getting your annual dental cleaning
  • Volunteering in the community 
  • Completing a wellness survey 
  • Participating in a wellness activity, such as a fitness class or a road race
  • Creating an Advanced Directive to spell out your decisions about end-of-life care

View a full list of healthy activities at go.geisinger.org/myHealthRewards.