These rules are incorporated into and incorporate the Services Agreement, to which all participants must agree in order to register and participate.
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January 11- February 19: Challenge 1
Weigh-in window challenge 1: January 11-January 18
Weigh-out window challenge 1: February 12-February 19
February 21- April 1: Challenge 2
Weigh-in window challenge 2: February 21-February 28
Weigh-out window challenge 2: March 26-April 1
Every single participant that reaches or exceeds a 2% average weight loss in their Verified weigh-out at the end of each Challenge wins! $40 for any employee who achieves a 2% weight loss or greater during any one of the challenges, or $80 total if successful with both challenges.
Additionally, participants who join a team of five and the entire team achieves their weight loss goal will receive an additional $20 team bonus during each challenge. The successful teams will also be placed in a drawing to receive one of five $5,000 prize awards ($1,000 each) that will also be paid as a prize wellness incentive.
Weight verifications will be completed twice, once at the start and once at the end of each challenge. Participants will confidentially report their weight through the App’s video verification feature.
To keep you on track and to be sure everyone knows where they stand, we ask you to weigh yourself once a week. Step on your own scale and enter it on the HealthyWage website (there's a big green 'add weight' button on your page when you're signed in to the website).
These weigh-ins do not need to be verified. All the other participants need to know where they stand in the challenge, so it's important for everyone to keep up with weigh-ins.
No Bogus Weigh-ins
Accurate weekly weigh-ins make the challenge more fun and competitive for everyone.
Payment of prizes
HISD will pay all prizes directly to participants through payroll. Prize payments may take up to 1 month to process after you win the challenge.
Any behavior that other reasonable persons in the challenge would consider unfair, unethical or inconsistent with the spirit and purpose of the challenge is against the rules.
If you win the first challenge, your starting weight for the 2nd challenge needs to be at or below your ending weight from the first challenge. For instance, if you finish one challenge at 200 lbs, you should start the second challenge at 200 or below.
You must get your weight verified twice for each challenge, once at the beginning (verified weigh-in) and once at the end (verified weigh-out). We will alert you by email and on your challenge dashboard when your weigh-in and weigh-out periods are opening and closing.
Getting your weight verified is easy.
Option One [RECOMMENDED]: Use Our Mobile App!
This is our most popular option and also the easiest, and you can do it in the comfort and privacy of your own home!
Takes about 30 seconds
Totally private and secure
Step on a scale in your own home
On-screen instructions guide you through the steps
Upload your video and our referees will review your results
We have apps for iOS and Android
Option Two: Video Verification
You can make your video with a partner (fun!) or even do it by yourself using a full length mirror. Once done, just upload it to your challenge dashboard and that's it! You're done. You can use your phone or a camera, whichever is easier for you. The HealthyWage website is mobile friendly, so uploading from your phone can be done quickly and easily!
1. Film your short video (either yourself, or with a partner recording you)
2. Log in to HealthyWage and upload the file through your dashboard
3. You're done!
Watch the instructional video and you'll see just how easy this method can be!
See the complete list of required video shots, for detailed instructions on this and a demo of the self-video method. Also, please note that shooting the video with the HealthyWage App makes this process even easier.
Make Sure Your Verification Is Accurate & Honest
Make your best effort to ensure that your verified weigh-in has been measured and reported truthfully and accurately.
As part of our verified weight audits, we occasionally request that some (very few) participants get a second, confirmational weigh-in by a HealthyWage-selected person or method, which we arrange at our expense. You must cooperate with HealthyWage winners department crew members if they request an additional verification or any other assistance in verifying the truth and accuracy of your weight loss. Differences of more than a few pounds between a participant's verified weight as reported by a verifier selected by the participant, on the one hand, and the same participant's verified weight as reported by a verifier selected by HealthyWage, on the other hand, may result in disqualification.
You should also keep on hand a set of full-body before-and-after photos. You do not need to submit the photo(s) to HealthyWage unless we request them.
Your verification may not be valid if: a) HealthyWage does not receive your verification within 72 hours after it was performed, b) if your verification does not take place within the specified verification period of your challenge, c) if HealthyWage is not able to locate your verifier or confirm your verification with your verifier, d) if your verifier indicates that he/she did not personally take your weight and height measurements, or e) if your verifier refuses, upon HealthyWage's request, to provide a sworn statement about the verifications, or other request made by HealthyWage.
Lose 2% weight loss within each 40-day challenge and receive $40, $80 total if successful with both challenges. Additionally, participants who join a team of five and the entire team achieves their weight loss goal will receive an additional $20 team bonus during each challenge. So, if you are on a team where each participant loses 2%, you will win $60 for each challenge and $120 total if your entire team hits the 2% weight loss twice. The successful teams will also be placed in a drawing to receive one of five $5,000 prize awards ($1,000 each) that will also be paid as a prize wellness incentive.
Doing unhealthy things in order to “game” the challenge is prohibited, including, but not limited to, deliberate weight gain (before, during, or after a HealthyWage challenge), starvation (defined as eating fewer calories each day than your doctor recommends), excessive exercise (defined as exercise that exceeds your doctor’s recommended amount of exercise, in terms of type, frequency and duration), water deprivation, unusual water consumption, self-induced vomiting, diuretics, laxatives, or any weight loss or weight gain plan that your doctor does or would advise against, or that, in HealthyWage’s sole and exclusive discretion, would be considered unhealthy or unfair by an ordinary person.
Be nice, please! Harassment of any kind, whether of your own teammates or other teams or non-participants is prohibited. You are encouraged to support your teammates, but you covenant and agree that unwelcome emotional, physical, or other abuse is absolutely forbidden. Harassment shall also include any words or actions that, in HealthyWage’s sole and exclusive discretion, would be likely to cause any of your teammates, or any other person, to feel pressured to do any of the unhealthy things defined above. Don't Do Anything Illegal.
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