Deadline extended: Last chance to enter drawing for $300 in airfare

Be Colorado aiming for 25 percent participation in health assessment

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Be Colorado is extending the deadline for entry into the drawing for one of 12, $300 airfare vouchers. Complete the SUCCEED Health Assessment by midnight Friday and you will be automatically entered into the drawing. Your completion also will be counted toward the campus participation competition.

UCCS currently leads the competition with 20 percent of employees completing the health assessment as of March 31. The total completion rate across the university system is currently just over 15 percent, but with an extra week and employees back from spring break, we know we can achieve our goal of 25 percent completion.

To help make the University of Colorado the healthiest university system in the nation, this week also marks the launch of Be Colorado Move., a program that will pay participants $25 a month to meet baseline health goals – 30 minutes of moderate to intense movement 12 times per month. Data shows that modifiable health risk factors associated with a sedentary lifestyle drive the greatest percent of health care costs. Move. is a direct and meaningful investment in our entire community.

Eligible employees may register for Move. at the Be Colorado Move. website. If you have an Android phone, you can download the free Be Colorado Move. app from the Google Play store. For employees with an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, the free app is now available from Apple.

Click here for a step-by-step guide to the apps.

For employees who do not have a compatible phone or device for one of the apps, there are a number of hardware options from Fitbit, BodyMedia and Garmin. While waiting for the release of the iTunes version of the app, employees may also register at becolorado.digifit.com/move and participate. Please remember that to earn incentive through the Move. program you must complete the SUCCEED Health Assessment.

We also have posted a step-by-step guide on how to register and get started at: http://becolorado.org/programs/be-colorado-move/.

In the comprehensive research and design of the Move. program, the Be Colorado team wanted to achieve the following:

  • Offer at least one no-cost option for participation
  • Make it administratively feasible across our disperse geography (four campuses and three hospitals along the Front Range)
  • Enable participants to move in the ways that best meet their needs, and have the mechanism for employees to easily record and report their success and track their progress (i.e. not require a certain gym membership to participate)
  • Provide a meaningful incentive to participate

The Be Colorado wellness program is currently available to employees who are the primary members of a CU Health Plan. If you have questions about the program, email questions@becolorado.org.

We hope you’re ready to Get Your Move. On. Do not hesitate to call (303-860-4280) or email with your questions.

 

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