About The Program
Health and Wellness is important to everyone’s well-being. We all know what we are “supposed” to be doing, that is, eating right, exercising, not smoking and eliminating stress, but too often everyday life gets in the way and we let things slide. Pretty soon we find ourselves skipping the gym or stopping one more time at the fast food restaurant and sooner or later it begins to take a toll on our health.
Cal Poly and the Cal Poly Corporation believe that your well-being matters and we have developed a wellness program to give you a little incentive to either start a program or improve on what you are already doing. Cal Poly has a website which is filled with information on healthy eating, recipes, maps of hiking trails in addition to other useful information. Please see: http://www.afd.calpoly.edu/wellness/
In conjunction with the information provided by Cal Poly, Cal Poly Corporation will provide an incentive to keep you inspired and to have a little fun along the way. Of course, before beginning any new exercise program we strongly recommend you talk to your physician to ensure you are currently healthy enough to participate.
The Cal Poly Corporation Wellness program is open to all CPC benefited staff.
Financial Incentives – Sometimes getting healthy can cost money. This part of the program helps offset some of the costs that may have been deterring you from some activities.
All benefited employees will be given the option to be reimbursed up to $60 (taxable income) per quarter for wellness activities that have costs associated with them. Eligible for reimbursement are items such as:
- Gym membership
- Weight Loss programs, such as Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig (excluding store bought food)
- Nutritional Classes
- Fitness Equipment
- Fitness/Dance Classes
- Smoking Cessation Classes
- Personal Trainer Costs
- Group Activities
- Triathlon/Run entry fees
- Softball/Baseball/etc. league fees
- Sports Fees
- Golf Green Fees (excluding cart rentals)
- Lift Tickets
- Sport Lessons
Don’t see something on the list? Ask us. We will review your request and determine if it fits the program.
How do you participate? It’s easy.
For the Financial Incentives and the Wellness Incentives, no need to sign up ahead of time; just submit the applicable claim forms for expenses (with receipts) incurred during the quarter or for points earned by the following dates for the prior quarter:
- Summer Quarter (July-Sept) – Deadline: October 15th
- Fall Quarter (October – December) – Deadline: January 15th
- Winter Quarter (January -March) – Deadline: April 15th
- Spring Quarter (April – June) – Deadline: July 15th
Financial Incentive Claim Parameters
If the completed claim is received on time, reimbursement will be made within the next two paydays. Unfortunately, late claims will not be processed and you cannot submit a prior quarter claim the next quarter. Reimbursements will only be made for expenses incurred in the current quarter. Exceptions to this will include only those expenses which are paid on an annual basis, such as an annual gym membership. In those cases the receipt must show the time period for which the expense is applicable, and you must submit a new claim for each quarter to receive the reimbursement applicable to that quarter (using the prior receipt).
All financial incentives and gift cards are considered taxable income to the employee and will be included as gross income during the quarter it is received