• Poker chips in green, red, white and black arranged in a row with a royal flush of cards in Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10 of spades all laid out in front of chips

    20th Annual Poker Walk

    A fun-filled event designated to celebrate National Employee Health & Fitness Day! Participants will be given a scorecard, which includes a QR Code, course map, and directions on how to build your poker hand. All participants who complete the walk and turn in their completed scorecard will be entered to win one of the winning hand prizes. Winners will be announced on May 20.

Assessment Due Date

Your Wellness Assessment needs to be completed by Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022 in order to qualify for the 2023 Western Wellness Incentive.

Wellness options for you

Welcome to Western Wellness, a comprehensive employee wellness program for all WMU employees no matter their benefit status. You are an essential part of the WMU community with an employer willing to invest in you and your health and well-being. Western has partnered with trusted third-party vendor Holtyn & Associates since 2006 to provide wellness services including individual health assessments and coaching sessions, educational programs, online resources, and health challenges—optimizing your well-being.

In addition, Western Wellness includes fitness classes, educational programs focused on the aspects of WMU Well-Being Wheel, personal and small group training, special events and so much more!

Wellness initiative for benefits-eligible employees

Participation in the Western Wellness program allows benefits-eligible employees, with medical coverage through WMU, a reduction of $240 (approximately $10/pay period) on their health plan contributions throughout the calendar year. To activate this annual wellness incentive, employees must complete a health risk assessment, biometric screening, and a health coaching session by the end of each calendar year to receive the contribution reduction in the following year. The amount may be pro-rated quarterly, depending on when you complete the program requirements.

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Wellness Consortium

Western Wellness is the consortium of services and resources provided at Western Michigan University for the health and wellness of employees. The goal of this group is to bring you valuable, informative, and motivating events to help you gain new skills and knowledge and spur you into action to improve your life.