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The challenge begins Sept. 14th and ends Dec. 7th.
The deadline to register for the challenge is September 14th.
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Gyms and HealthyWage members can call support at (888) 636-3832.
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All CVS Health colleagues and contractors age 18 and over with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or above can participate as part of a team of five. Friends and family members can also join as long as their team includes at least one CVS Health colleague on the team.
Because it works, and it's a lot of fun! Team weight loss is exciting and effective because it harnesses the power of positive peer pressure, the excitement of achieving goals with teammates and the thrill of competition forbig cash prizes. Participants have lost hundreds of thousands of pounds, which can be critical to improving overall health.
Register by Sept. 14 at www.cvsweightchallenge.com
Team Up to Slim Down is a three-month weight-loss challenge in which teams of five compete to win cash prizes. The winning team is the one that loses the greatest percentage of weight during the contest.
Participating in the challenge will cost $20 per month for three months. Lose or keep off 10% of your weight six months after the challenge ends, and your participation fee will be returned to you.
HealthyWage is committed to protecting the security of your personal information, including payment information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, and disclosure. For example, all participant data is collected and transmitted over secured connections using 256-bit encryption. All pages on the HealthyWage website are served over SSL. All payment data is handled following rigorous Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards set by VISA, MasterCard, and American Express. We process payments via a highly reputable third-party payment processor and never store your sensitive payment information on our own system.
The challenge is based on team support and motivation, which promotes accountability and leads to success. Each week HealthyWage will email you tips and tricks to help you and your team stay on track. We also offer weekly challenges with prizes for the winning teams.
You’ll also find these programs at CVS Health to help you on your weight-loss journey:
MinuteClinic Weight Loss Program
Learn more at www.minuteclinic.com
WebMD® Telephonic Weight Management Coaching
You can schedule time with a health coach by calling 888-264-5963. WebMD health coaches are trained professionals available to help you address lifestyle issues including nutrition, physical inactivity, smoking cessation, weight management, stress and more. Healthy Living Community on myLife The Healthy Living community is a place for all colleagues to exchange ideas, tips and tools for living a healthy lifestyle. Discuss your favorite exercise routines, swap healthy family recipes, share your wellness success stories and more.
Yes. You can invite family, friends or colleague to joinas long as the team includes at least one CVS Health colleague.. If you are unable to form a team of five, don't worry — HealthyWage will match you up with new friends to form a complete team once the contest starts. Friends and family members can also join as long as their team includes at least one CVS Health colleague on the team.
Ask them to visit the Team Challenge page at www.cvsweightchallenge.com. After they register, they will be prompted to choose the team they wish to join from a list.
No. Just let them know that they need to register online at the Team Challenge page at www.cvsweightchallenge.com. After they register, they will be prompted to choose the team they wish to join from a list.
No, but the longer you wait after the contest starts, the less time you'll have to lose weight! Get registered by Sept. 14!
Yes. Twice - once at the beginning of the challenge (anytime on or after the start date) and once at the end (on or two weeks before the end date).
CVS Health colleagues can have their weight verified at any MinuteClinic at no charge. Colleagues and their family and friends can also (2) verify weight at home by making a private weight verification video following these instructions. Weigh in on an accurate scale with any wellness, health, pharmacy or medical professional who is willing to assist you, or at any Weight Watchers meeting (for WW members). Or contact the Healthy wage verifications department at 888-636-3832 for a list of weigh-in partnerships with thousands of health clubs. Print your VerifyMe! form from the "Get verified" link under the green button on your Healthy Wage dashboard The health professional needs to sign the form, and then you will scan or snap a photo of the form with your phone and upload it to the Healthy Wage website.
Or the verifier can enter it on the website. Or, you can have your weight verified by your doctor or a fitness instructor such as a personal trainer or Weight Watchers coach.
Weight verification at a MinuteClinic will require:
We take the average of each team member's weight loss percentage. To calculate your individual weight loss percentage, take the number of pounds you have lost divided by your starting weight.
Yes. In order to encourage healthy weight loss, we only count weight loss up to 16.6% per person. Any individual weight loss beyond 16.6% does not count for the challenge. So, the winning team is the one where each team member gets closest to the cap. Note: it is OKAY to lose more than 16.6% (you won't be disqualified), but the extra weight you lose above 16.6% will not count toward your team's weight loss for the challenge.
In the event of a tie for weight loss percentage, we will break the tie by looking to the aggregate ribbon count of each team -- most ribbons wins. In the case of a tie for aggregate ribbon count, we will pool the prizes and divide equally among the tied teams. For example, if two teams are tied for first, we will pool the first and second place prizes and divide the total between the two teams (and the next highest ranking team will get the third place prize). If four teams are tied, we will pool the first, second and third place prizes and divide the total between the four teams. No other teams will win any prizes. HealthyWage will determine the winners; decisions are final and cannot be appealed.
Ribbons are a fun way to keep track of your effort and achievement. You can earn ribbons for taking certain actions and achieving milestones throughout the challenge. For example, you can earn one weekly weigh-in ribbon for recording an unverified weight at least once per week. Ribbons are not required, but they are important because completing mini goals and milestones throughout the challenge will improve your odds of successful weight loss. The number of ribbons a team earns can also help break a tie between competing teams.
No. But you can participate if you've recently had a baby. Be sure to check in with your doctor first.
You may not have bariatric surgery during or up to one year before the contest. This rule is strictly for health reasons, not to prevent cheating. Diet pills may be used only with advanced doctor approval. Contact us at email@example.com to discuss this before signing up.
No. You and your teammates can live in different parts of the country.
No. While we encourage you weighin with our sponsors and partners, the weigh-ins are free and without obligation. To have your weight verified at a gym, print your VerifyMe! form from the "Get verified" link under the green button on your Healthy Wage dashboard. The health professional needs to sign the form, and then you will scan or snap a photo of the form with your phone and upload it to the Healthy Wage website. Or the verifier can enter it on the website.
HealthyWage will only issue refunds before the start-date of the challenge or in cases where medical issues or pregnancy prevent you from continuing the program.
No. No one else will see your actual weight (including your employer). Only your percentage weight loss will be visible to other users.