Earn Rewards for Participating in Hoos Well Activities

Earn Rewards for Enhancing Your Well-Being

Hoos Well, UVA's award-winning employee wellbeing program, fosters a culture of well-being among UVA faculty, staff, and team members by promoting and encouraging healthy lifestyle choices, and engendering a happier, healthier, and more positive work environment. We improve the lives of the UVA employee community with a simple philosophy: enable the well to remain well and help those with health risks or chronic conditions to improve their health. 

Research shows that participating in employee well-being programs can improve health, happiness, productivity, morale, and quality of work life. We invite you to participate in the wide range of evidence-backed programs and resources Hoos Well offers, to boost your well-being, flourish, and thrive! The Hoos Well Portal, delivered by Virgin Pulse, is your hub for well-being. Click the links below to log in to the portal or create a new account.

Create a new account in the Hoos Well portal Step-by-Step Registration Instructions Log in to the Hoos Well portal

Achieve Your Well-Being Goals in the Hoos Well Portal

Better than Ever

Access the tools you need to support your well-being goals, your way.

Log into the Hoos Well Portal

A Fresh Start

From nutrition and physical activity to better sleep and mental well-being, we’re here to support you with programs, coaching & more.

Create a New Account

Reward Yourself

Well-being is rewarding in many ways! Learn how you can earn monetary rewards while boosting your well-being.

FAQs: Portal and Earning Rewards

Ways to Earn in 2023

Enhancing your health and well-being is rewarding in more ways than one! Starting January 18, 2023, employees and spouses enrolled in the UVA Health Plan or UPG Anthem Health Plan, are eligible to earn up to $500 in rewards for completing the healthy activities in the table below.

Healthy Activity Reward
Create an account (for new participants only) $10
Complete the Health Assessment $100
Receive and record your Well Check (eligible exam dates are 12/1/22 to 11/30/23)*** $100
Complete the Hoos Well 1% Challenge: practice mindfulness 14 mins/day for 30 days $50
Complete the Spark Appreciation Challenge (Healthy Minds @ Work)*** $25
Complete a Next-Steps Consult appointment $25
Complete a "Journey" (up to 10x) $25 each 
Complete the "20-Day Triple Tracker" Challenge (up to 10x) $25 monthly
Receive and record a flu vaccine (eligible vaccination dates are 9/1/22 to 8/31/23)*** $25
Record participation in eligible webinars (limit 1 reward per quarter)*** $25 per quarter
Track Healthy Habits 20 days in a month (up to 10x) $5 monthly


Get to Know the Refreshed Hoos Well Portal for 2023

Joe Giandonato (Well-being Coordinator) presented a live demonstration webinar of the refreshed Hoos Well portal*, where you can continue paving the road to improved well-being as you earn up to $500 in cash rewards** by participating in a variety of healthy activities.

View the slides, with embedded links to resources

Step-by-Step Portal Registration Instructions

Read on to learn how to create your account in the Hoos Well portal and get started. (It only takes a few quick clicks!)

  • Step 1

    Sign up for your Virgin Pulse account using the new account link. If you are subscriber of the UVA Health Plan or UPG Anthem Health Plan, be sure to enter your first name and last name as it appears on your health insurance member card, including hyphens and suffixes.

    login step 1

  • Step 2

    Acknowledge and agree to the Virgin Pulse Member Privacy Notice, Membership Agreement, and GINA/PHI notice and click “continue”.

    login step 2
  • Step 3

    Confirm any missing or prior entered information.

    login step 3

  • Step 4

    Once sign-up is complete; you will receive this message:

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    Create a new account and get started in the Hoos Well portal

*Employees and spouses who were previously employed by UVA or made employment or changes to their health plan in the past year are advised to contact Virgin Pulse Member Services to register an account in the Hoos Well portal.

**Employees and spouses who are registered members of the Hoos Well portal managed by Virgin Pulse and enrolled on the UVA Health Plan or UPG Anthem health plan are eligible to earn cash rewards, less applicable taxes, that are deposited on a quarterly basis.

***Completion of activities in the Hoos well portal is subject to validation by Virgin Pulse. November 30, 2023 is the last day to complete activities and earn rewards. Earned quarterly rewards will be paid to the UVA Health Plan or UPG Anthem Health Plan subscriber. To receive rewards, you must be enrolled in a qualifying plan and earning a paycheck at the time of payout. All rewards are considered taxable income. Grant-funded postdoctoral fellows, retirees, COBRA enrollees, and their spouses in the UVA Health Plan are not eligible for monetary rewards.

All information provided by you as a result of your voluntary participation in the Hoos Well program is kept  secure.