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Know Your Numbers Now! 


Choosing to adopt a healthy lifestyle is a smart move. Not only will you enjoy a greater sense of wellness, you’ll increase energy, reduce stress and find balance in your life. WellBAMA is here to help you, every step of the way.  WellBAMA is the University of Alabama’s signature wellness program for faculty and staff. Our dedicated team of health and wellness professionals is here to help you understand your current level of health, identify goals, and provide you with the programs and resources you need to achieve those goals.

Register for WellBAMA screening, reschedule or cancel an existing appointment or register for a wellness class. (Once you log into mybama, you will be directed to the WellBAMA registration page.) For more information, you may call our office at 348-0077 or e-mail wellness@ua.edu.


2019:  WellBAMA Rewards

WellBAMA Rewards. Participation in the annual health screening and coaching program also includes a financial WellBAMA Reward.  Eligible faculty and staff will earn a $50 gift card immediately at the time of the screening.  We will no longer be categorizing your health screening results into club levels (crimson, gold, silver) to determine your rewards amount.  Earn an additional $50 when you complete a qualifying program AND a wellness class.   Payment for the additional $50 will only be issued to those that are full-time, benefit-eligible employees at the time of Reward distribution in December 2019.

Reward Deadlines:
  • Qualifying program  and wellness class requirements must be completed  by December 1 are paid in December.
  • FINAL DEADLINE: Program requirements completed by December 31 are paid in January 2020.

Make sure all 2019 WellBAMA Rewards program requirements are fulfilled by the 2019 deadline, or you will not receive your Rewards for 2019.

Unsure if you have completed all of the Rewards requirements?  The online wellness portal now displays your live progress for the year so you know what you’re missing in order to receive your WellBAMA Rewards.


STEP 1.  Get Screened

The WellBAMA program begins with your personal health screening. The measurements include: height, weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, blood glucose, and other health factors. Once you complete your health screening you will meet with your personal health coach.  Note:  Participants can substitute blood work results from their primary care provider for the on-site blood work screening, with additional measurements completed during the health screening. To ensure accurate results, participants should drink plenty of water.

2019 Fall WellBAMA Health Screenings 

Health Screening Registration

Medical Qualification Form to be completed by your health care provider instead of attending a campus WellBAMA health screening event.


STEP 2.  Set Goals

As you strive towards living well, your health coach will be there to support and connect you to additional health and wellness resources. Wellness classes are offered throughout the year. To earn an additional $50, you must complete one qualifying wellness program and attend one wellness class.  


Summer 2019 WellBAMA Wellness Class Schedule

 Wellness Class Registration

You may also participate in one of the HR Financial Wellness class, as your wellness class requirement. Pre-register online here.

Those who work at a remote work site or work outside of the regular business hours of 8 am to 5 pm and are unable attend a scheduled wellness class may contact the Office of Health Promotion & Wellness, 348-0077 or wellness@ua.edu, for an alternative option.  


STEP 3. Achieve your goals with WellBAMA programs & services

Your health coaching will continue throughout the year with programs and wellness classes. 

Summer and Fall Programs:

Monthly Fitbit Challenges

3-month exercise journal to serve as a 2019 Qualifying Program

Summer SlimDown (8-week program) – May 7 – June 27

Strive For Five (5-week program ) – September 16-October 20

Better Bites (4-session program)  Fall dates TBD

Sleep More, Stress Less (3-week program) – November 4-22

Qualifying Program Self Report Form (Weight Watchers @ Work, Baby Yourself and BCBS-AL Disease Management)


STEP 4. Get Paid

WellBAMA Rewards pays you to participate and improve your health. Receive a $50 gift card when you attend your annual WellBAMA health screening. Earn an additional $50 when you complete a qualifying wellness program AND attend a wellness class.  

Terminated or departed employees are not eligible to receive the Reward at the end of the year. Retired employees that complete all requirements by the date of retirement will receive their Reward at the end of that current year.  All Rewards are a taxable benefit.


Notice of Reasonable Alternative Standard:  Your WellBAMA program is committed to helping you achieve your best health. Rewards for participating in a wellness program are available to all employees. If you think you might be unable to meet a standard for a reward under this wellness program, you might qualify for an opportunity to earn the same reward by different means. Contact the WellBAMA Coordinator at 205-348-6153 or cmacvicar@fa.ua.edu  and we will work with you (and, if you wish, with your doctor or nurse practitioner) to find a wellness program with the same reward that is right for you in light of your health status.

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