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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 Group Session. (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.

2018:  WellBAMA Rewards

Make sure all 2018 WellBAMA Rewards program requirements are fulfilled by the 2018 deadline, or you will not receive your Rewards for 2018.
Reward Deadlines:
  • Program requirements completed by December 1 are paid in December.
  • FINAL DEADLINE: Program requirements completed by December 31 are paid in January 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.

WellBAMA Rewards. Participation in the annual health screening and coaching program also includes a financial WellBAMA Reward. Faculty and staff will earn a $25 direct deposit for participating their first year, also becoming eligible to earn larger Rewards in continuing years (Crimson-$125, Gold-$75, Silver-$50), based on  WellBAMA club status and overall wellness program involvement. Rewards are also based on participation in group sessions, as well as participation in one wellness program. Payment will only be issued to those that are full-time, benefit-eligible employees at the time of Reward distribution.


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. Your health coach will review your score sheet and inform you of your club level (Crimson, Gold, Silver). You may complete these measurements with your health care provider or on campus at one of the many WellBAMA events. To complete with your health care provider, please download the WellBAMA Medical Qualification Form and submit to our office. 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.

2018 WellBAMA Health Screenings

Register here for your health screening

STEP 2.  Set Goals

As you strive towards living well, achieving your goals and reaching Crimson, your health coach will be there to support and connect you to additional health and wellness resources. Group sessions continue throughout the year. All participants are required to participate in 1 group session and 1 wellness program, in order to earn the 2018 Rewards.

Register here for one of the group sessions listed below

                       Fall 2018 WellBAMA Group Sessions

may also participate in one of the HR Financial Wellness class, as your group session requirement.

   Pre-register online here.

STEP 3. Achieve your goals with WellBAMA programs & services

Your health coaching will continue throughout the year with a minimum of one group follow-up session. Group and individual follow-up health coaching sessions are available. Based on club status participants are required to participate in one group session and one wellness program per year.

Fall Programs:

Monthly Fitbit Challenges

Strive For Five – September 17- October 19

Sleep More, Stress Less – November 1-16

STEP 4. Get Paid

WellBAMA Rewards pays you to participate and improve your health. Year 1, earn $25 just by participating. Continuing years’ you can earn $50-$125 based on previous years’ participation, club status and completion of Reward requirements. Rewards will be distributed at the end of the calendar year and are a taxable benefit.

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.

 WellBAMA Program Video

    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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