Grad Employee Wellness


NEW! Wellness Benefits for Grad Employees have Expanded due to COVID-19

We want to improve grad employees' access what they need to improve their health and well-being during the pandemic. Toward that end we've made the following changes:


  • Equipment Purchases will now be eligible for reimbursement up to the existing plan year (10/1/19-9/30/20) maximum of $190. Equipment must have been purchased after March 11, 2020 and be used to support health and well-being during the pandemic. Final approval is per the decision of the Trustees. Clothing and shoe purchases continue to be ineligible for reimbursement, as do massage, acupuncture, health costs, spa treatments, facials and family members’ receipts. If you already submitted a receipt for an equipment reimbursement prior to this email that was rejected as ineligible, please resubmit.

       The Trust Fund already accepts receipts for the following eligible activities/devices which you may still be able to access during             the pandemic: weight loss programs, workout program DVDs, personal coaching/fitness tracking devices (excludes accessories             and only 1 per person per plan year), fitness apps, state & national park passes and camping fees.


  • Special Circumstances: Individuals who have special medical or disability needs and have requested that certain adaptive programs are deemed eligible may submit requests on a case by case basis. Documentation supporting the request must be provided and final approval is per the decision of the Trustees.


  • Extended deadline: The deadline for submission of 2019-20 receipts has been extended to July 10, 2020. The most efficient and trackable way to submit receipts is to upload them directly into your account at from the dashboard.

Other than the changes outlined above, all other provisions and guidelines regarding wellness benefits remain unchanged and are summarized here.


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