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Healthy U Benefit Sets Participant on Path to Health and Wellness

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Healthy U Benefit Sets Participant on Path to Health and Wellness

One of the many benefits at Valley Health is our Healthy U program, where employees earn points that turn into monetary rewards by living their healthiest lives. A few of the ways employees and their spouses can earn points are by:

  • Completing a biometric screening and lab
  • Undergoing an annual physical exam and dental exam
  • Meeting with a financial advisor
  • Completing a coaching session with a health coach
  • Tracking calories for 10 days a month
  • Attending well-being events

Learn how Valley Health team member Ashley utilized the Healthy U program!

"Six years ago when I started at Valley Health, I joined the Healthy U program to earn tax-free Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) dollars. In 2019, my partner and I decided to start our family and not only did the HRA dollars come in handy, but I also used the Healthy U program to help navigate through pregnancy.

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, I participated in a one-hour coaching session with Courtney Miller, a Healthy U coach. I was a first-time mother with many fears of the unknown: how will the baby arrive, how will the baby eat, what supplies did we need, and was the progression of my pregnancy going to give us a healthy newborn? Courtney helped me navigate my questions and concerns by challenging me to do what I do best: make lists to get organized. I was able to organize all of my thoughts and concerns to better conduct personal preparatory research, communicate more effectively with my OB-GYN during my routine check-ups, and mentally prepare for our daughter’s arrival.

I met with the Valley Health Lincoln Financial representative to navigate our future assets. I also continued my annual wellness (dental, vision, and physical) exams to track my maternity wellness and earn more HRA dollars.

Caroline was born by an emergency cesarean delivery, and this was followed by an 11-day NICU stay. The hospital bill was 90 percent covered by the Healthy U HRA dollars. I was so grateful and appreciative to have a beautiful, healthy daughter in my arms with no financial hardship to battle.

I am now using the Healthy U app, Virgin Pulse, to track my workouts, steps, and nutrition for points. I also use the daily cards and journeys to learn more about sustainable changes for wellness. I enjoy taking 2-3 minutes a day to check into the app. I truly have felt more energetic; my mental clarity has improved; and my mood does not fluctuate as much. I not only feel as though I am getting back to myself pre-baby, but I am also building a future of continued health for me and my family.”

If you think you would enjoy a career where being healthy is part of the culture, join us! We are looking for dedicated individuals like you. We have positions available in Nursing, Finance, Information Systems (IS), Rehabilitation and Therapy, and Home Health. We are also seeking physicians and physician assistants, while offering office and administrative careers as well. Check out our current job openings at