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Our Health Insurance gave us $150 for Amazon.com

September 10th, 2009 at 09:27 am

My husband's coworker just told us the other day that if we logged in to our online health insurance account (which is how we manage our account anyway), there is a tab for "Health and Wellness". There are ways for us to earn "Health Dollars" by doing things like filling our a health assessment, online coaching and wellness coaching. We each did a health assessment that took about 10 minutes each and were awarded 75 health dollars each. We then exchanged that for two $75 gift cards to Amazon.com. We chose from a list of hundreds of merchants including Kohl's, Babies R Us, Target and others.

We had no idea that this incentive program was offered! It says we can do another health assessment in six months. I don't know if we'll earn more health dollars, but I think it'll be worth checking.

We are using our $150 towards a food processor I have been wanting for months. I am so excited because it will be FREE after I use this $150 and other Amazon gift cards I have earned through Swagbucks.

After I get my food processor, I will be selling my breadmaker and probably blender. This cash will be used to buy my son's booster seat. Yeah!

We have already started the online health coaching which is worth $25 each. I need to figure out how to start the online wellness coaching worth another $75 each. Anything else we "earn" will be used for Christmas for our kids and we'll probably get cards for Target which will help with household expenses.

I am so excited! Yeah!

4 Responses to “Our Health Insurance gave us $150 for Amazon.com”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Nice perk! Enjoy your blender.

  2. littlemama Says:

    Was this UHC?

  3. Personal Finance Student Says:

    Yes, have you gotten this perk too? Is it available to anyone on UHC or does your company have to sign up for it? I'm just curious.

  4. Jerry Says:

    Whoa, good news about a health insurance company?! That's great to hear in these times. We used to have good coverage, and then we moved and changed jobs and that would put everything into the toilet. I hope other companies will take a lead from UHC's ideas!
    Jerry

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