Tuesday, January 18, 2022
A Message from Jessica Johnson, UnitedHealthcare Nurse Liaison
Last week, I announced a new, healthy living tool for employees with Valencia College’s UnitedHealthcare benefits designed to help you improve your health — Rally. Not only does this tool help you create healthy habits, but if you achieve your goals, you can earn coins that you can use to enter to win prizes such as an Amazon Fire TV Stick or iRobot Roomba. If you missed my announcement last week, you can check it out here. And don’t forget that if you register for Rally and complete its health survey by Friday, February 18, 2022, you’ll be entered into a Valencia College drawing for one of four $25 Amazon gift cards.*
One of my favorite parts of Rally is the ability to complete missions. A mission is a customized digital action plan designed to help you improve your life. Mission recommendations are made just for you under four categories: Move, Eat, Feel and Care. For example, my recommended missions range from “Do yoga every week” and “Stick to a regular bedtime” to “Swap a sugary drink for water” and “Spend more time outside.” There are hundreds of missions to choose from, and each mission is designed to be simple, action-focused and attainable.
How Will You See Your Recommended Missions?
Rally uses your responses to the health survey to determine which missions can be most helpful to you. For example, if you indicate in the survey that you don’t exercise regularly, Rally might recommend easier missions in the MOVE category that could benefit your health and are within your reach. You can see your recommended missions by clicking the MISSIONS tab in the top navigation bar.
How Do You Join a Mission?
STEP 1: To join a mission, select the MISSIONS tab at the top of any page in Rally, and click on BROWSE ALL. You’ll see the missions recommended for you at the top. In addition to the personal recommendations, you can view all available missions in the missions gallery.
STEP 2: Select the mission(s) you’re interested in and click the blue JOIN button. Each mission is a little bit different, so be sure to read the description.
STEP 3: Some missions may ask you to self-report data or integrate with a device (read these FAQs on how to sync your devices). Set up any dates/times at which you would like to be reminded about your mission. Simply populate the hour and minute squares accordingly. Then click the green SAVE REMINDERS button at the bottom. To see other recommendations, look in the ALL MISSIONS section. You can browse or use the filters to find missions you’d like to join.
How Do You Get Started?
Visit myuhc.com and select “See if you have Rally.” Then sign in with your UnitedHealthcare username and password. You will be directed to create a separate Rally username and password.
After you create your online Rally account, you may also take advantage of the Rally mobile experience by downloading the Rally app from the Apple Store or Google Play. Tap “Register for an account” and enter the mobile registration code BEWELL. Have your UHC card ready, as you’ll also need your member ID and group number.
Read the next article in my Rally series next week in The Juice and The Grove on how to check in, track your progress and complete a mission.
For questions, contact me at email@example.com or 407-866-8134.
* Gift cards provided to employees of the College are considered cash equivalent items, and therefore, are taxable and will be added to W-2 earnings.