July 2016

UnitedHealthcare MotionSM Walk to Earn

UnitedHealthcare Motion is a new program that rewards people for taking steps to help improve their health and earn dollars to help lower their health care costs. The program is offered to both self-funded and certain fully insured employers with 51+ lives and is available to employees and spouses who use Optum Bank® for their Health Savings Account (HSA).

Did you know?

According to the American Heart Association®, 30 minutes of regular, moderate-intensity physical activity may help:

  • Reduce the risk of coronary heart disease
  • Improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels
  • Maintain body weight and lower the risk of obesity
  • Enhance mental well-being
  • Reduce the risk of breast and colon cancer 

Through UnitedHealthcare Motion, employees earn credits for meeting the program’s walking requirements. They can then go online and track their daily and monthly progress and receive up to $3 per day in HSA credits for walking a specific number of steps each day. These credits are deposited into their Optum Bank HSA. If they hit all goals every day, they can earn up to $1,095* per year! 

UnitedHealthcare Motion promotes physical activity through the use of an activity tracker. The activity tracker is available at no additional cost to your employees and their spouses as part of their benefit plan.

“UnitedHealthcare Motion brings together wearable technology, telemedicine and wellness incentives to empower employees to take charge of their health, while enabling employers to more effectively manage health care costs,” said Dustin Hinton, President and CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Wisconsin. “Employees can improve their health by walking each day and earn financial rewards at the same time, using secure technology that is simple, intuitive and convenient.”  

Employers wishing to learn more about UnitedHealthcare Motion should contact their broker or UnitedHealthcare representative.


*Not to exceed applicable federal and state maximum incentive guidelines.

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