The challenge begins Sept. 8 and ends Dec.1, 2014.
How does it work?
The 12-Week Weight Loss Challenge invites teams of five to compete in a friendly challenge to lose the highest percentage of weight. The top three teams can win cash prizes ranging from $3,000 to $10,000.
How much does it cost?
The registration fee is $60 per person. You can break the registration fee into three installments of $20 per month for three months. You can earn back your registration fees if you lose 10% of your body weight six months after the challenge ends. Just have your weight verified between May 18, 2015 and June 1, 2015 and demonstrate a 10% weight reduction from your starting weight. to claim your reimbursementHow much does it cost?
Who can participate?
All CVS Caremark colleagues and contractors, age 18 and over with a BMI of 27 or above, can join the challenge as part of a team of five. Friends and family members can also join as long as they have at least one CVS Caremark colleague on the team.
Is CVS Caremark partnering up with other companies for the 12-Week Weight Loss Challenge?
No. The 12-Week Weight Loss Challenge is only for CVS Caremark and MinuteClinic colleagues, contractors, family members and friends.
Why should I join?
Team weight loss is exciting and effective because it harnesses the power of engagement, the excitement of achieving goals with teammates and the thrill of competition. Participants also have the opportunity to win big prizes. Plus, it works, and it's a lot of fun!
Where do I join?
Register by Sept. 8 at www.cvsweightchallenge.com.
Do you help me stay on track during the 12-week contest?
The challenge is based on team support and motivation. Each week, HealthyWage provides you with tips and tricks to help you and your team stay on track to meet your goals.
CVS Caremark also offers the following programs to help you on your weight loss journey:
MinuteClinic Weight Loss Program (available to all CVS Caremark colleagues)
The program Includes:
Learn more at
Please note that MinuteClinic is unable to verify weight in the 12-week HealthyWage Weight Loss Program.
WebMD Telephonic Weight Management Coaching (available to colleagues enrolled in the CVS Caremark medical plan)
You can schedule time with a health coach by calling 1-888-264-5963. Or, once you complete your Wellness Review and see your Wellness Prescription, just “click” to enroll. You’ll be asked for preferred days and times and a coach will call you. WebMD health coaches are trained professionals available to help you address lifestyle issues including nutrition, physical inactivity, smoking cessation, weight management, stress and more.
Weight Watchers (available to all CVS Caremark colleagues)
https://wellness.weightwatchers.com , Company ID: 61270 Passcode: WW61270.
For more information on these and others health and wellness programs, visit the health page on myhr.cvs.com.
Weight Management counseling is covered as preventive based on ACA guidelines in the CVS Caremark medical plans. (available to colleagues enrolled in the CVS Caremark medical plan)
Will CVS Caremark be made aware of my weight or my total weight loss?
No. We will not share that information with CVS Caremark; unless you volunteer it yourself, CVS Caremark will not be made aware of your individual program data or results. CVS Caremark will only receive aggregate data indicating the number of colleagues, contractors, family members and friends participating, and the total number of pounds lost overall during the program.
Is my personal health information safe with Healthy Wage? How is it protected?
Who do I contact if I have a question regarding the Weight Loss Challenge?
Contact Healthy Wage Call support from 8:00 am-8:00 pm ET at 888-636-3832. Our general fax number is: 651-964-3499.
Do I need a team of five?
Yes. If you don't have a team of five, don't worry; HealthyWage will match you up with new friends when the contest starts (we make sure everyone is on a team.)
Find more information on how to join or form a team at www.cvsweightchallenge.com or call 888-636-3832.
How do my colleagues join my team?
Provide them the team name you created and ask them to visit the Challenge page at www.cvsweightchallenge.com to sign up. After they register, they will choose your team from a list.
Do I need to send my friends and an invitation through the website?
No. Just let them know that they need to register online at the Challenge page. They will be able to choose your team name from a list that displays on-screen.
Is there a deadline for registering, adding teammates and weighing-in at the beginning of the contest?
Yes. The deadline is Sept. 8.
Can teammates change after registration?
If you need to change teams/team members during the challenge, contact 888-636-3832.
Do I need to have my weight verified?
Yes—twice: Once at the beginning (anytime from Sept. 8 to September 29) and once at the end (within two weeks before, or on Dec. 1) of the program.
Where do I get my weight verified?
You have two options:
How do you calculate a team's percentage weight loss?
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.
Can I participate if I am already at a healthy weight?
This is a weight loss challenge. You should only participate if you are looking to lose weight. Please check with your doctor if you have any questions as to whether the challenge is appropriate for you.
Can I participate if I am pregnant?
No, but you can sign up if you've recently had your baby, if your doctor says it's okay. Contact HealthyWage at 888-636-3832 if you become pregnant during the challenge; please contact HealthyWage at 888-636-3832. If you enter a challenge while pregnant, you will be disqualified. Weight loss caused by giving birth to a baby does not count.
Can I participate if I am on weight loss pills or if I have had or am planning to have bariatric surgery?
You can only participate under these circumstances if you have advanced approval from us and your doctor. Let HealthyWage know your situation. Contact us at 888-636-3832.
What if there's a tie?
Ties are rare because there are so many factors at play. In the unlikely event of a tie, we’ll use the teams' mini-challenge results to help us decide the winner. All determinations of winners will be managed by Healthy Wage and are final - they cannot be appealed.
Do I have to live in the same city as my teammates?
No. You and your teammates can live in different parts of the country or even the world. You can weigh in at different gyms and/or doctors.
Do I have to have to have a gym membership or personal trainer at the gym where I weigh-in?
No. While we encourage you to support our sponsors and partners, the weigh-ins are free and without obligation. Click here to view weigh-in locations.
Call Healthy Wage support from 8:00 am-8:00 pm ET at 888-636-3832. Our general fax number is: 651-964-3499.