Critigen 10% Weight Loss Challenge

Why should I take the 10% Challenge?

Because it will make you more successful at losing weight, regardless of which diet or exercise program you are pursuing. Academic studies demonstrate that financial incentives triple the effectiveness of weight loss programs.

The 10% Challenge applies these academic studies to make you more successful at weight loss. The program creates a clear goal—10% weight loss—that has a significant positive impact on your health. And the 10% Challenge creates a clear timeline—six months—to achieve that goal. Sign up now!

How much does it cost?

$150, which can be paid upon registration. Register by Monday, February 2, 2015.

What are the dates for the challenge?

You can register online starting today and registration closes on Monday, February 2, 2015. The opening weight verifications must occur within two weeks after the close of registration (so until February 16, 2015). The challenge ends Friday, July 10, 2015.

Your closing weight verification will occur at the end of the challenge.

How does it work?

You get your starting and ending weight verified. Participants have until Friday, July 10, 2015 to lose at least 10% of their starting weight. All eligible participants who verify a loss of at least 10% of their starting weight at the end of the challenge are guaranteed a $300 cash prize from HealthyWage. In addition to the HealthyWage incentive, Critigen/Cigna will also pay all successful participants an additional $350! And, all successful employees (no dependents) will also be entered in a drawing to win a $500 Visa gift card. Sign up now!

Do I need to have my weight verified?

Yes, twice: once at the beginning, and once at the end (up to two weeks before, or on, your victory date July 10th).

Where do I get my weight verified?

You have two options:

Is there anything else I have to do to win the money?

Aside from losing the weight, there is one other requirement: you must weigh yourself once per week and report it on the website. This weekly weigh-in does NOT need to be verified by anyone. You can miss up to two weekly weigh-ins during the challenge and still remain eligible for the prize (three strikes; you're out).

Where do I find my Registration Number?

It appears automatically on your Verify Me! Form, which is available to registered users on the dashboard page, underneath each of your program widgets.

How do I get paid?

HealthyWage pays you via check or Paypal. It's up to you. Getting paid usually takes about one month after the end of the challenge.

Reimbursements from Critigen will be provided in Critigen paychecks (for both employees and dependents). Amounts will be “grossed-up” to cover taxes that must be paid on the prize.

Can I participate if I am pregnant?

No. But you can sign up after you've had your baby, if your doctor says it's okay.

Can I participate if I am planning to have bariatric surgery?

No. If your weight loss occurs as the result of surgical intervention of any kind, including liposuction, you will not be eligible for any prize. Please note that HealthyWage does not take a position on whether surgery is a good idea for any particular patient—that's between you and your doctor.

Can I participate if I am on weight loss pills?

Only with advanced doctor approval.

Are my winnings taxed?

Reimbursements from Critigen will be provided in Critigen paychecks (for both employees and dependents). Amounts will be “grossed-up” to cover taxes that must be paid on the prize.

The winner of the gift card will be taxed in their paycheck on the $500 value (but wages will also be grossed-up to cover the taxes so that you get the entire $500).

HealthyWage does not withhold any of the winnings for taxes, so we will not request your tax information if you win the challenge. However, you should ask your tax advisor for advice on how to report the winnings since we cannot make tax representations.

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