Clergy Wellness Plan 2019
Guide to Incentives

The purpose of the Rio Texas Conference Clergy Wellness Program is to offer opportunities for clergy to improve their health in a holistic way, to support them in serving as strong leaders for our congregations and ministries. We are very grateful for the generous support of Methodist Healthcare Ministries toward this end.

We are working to make the Clergy Wellness Program simpler and easier to access. The incentives offered for 2019 are intended to be a flexible system that will support the creation of physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness programs that will work best for each individual.  Clergy spouses and lay conference staff are also eligible to access these resources and incentives.

If you have questions about incentives or reporting, please contact Eve Albert, evealbert@riotexas.org.

Physical - Rio Texas Incentive: $400 maximum

Activity: Wellness Points on HealthFlex/WebMD Website

Information: January 1 - December 31, 2019
HealthFlex Incentive: Up to 150 Wellness Points = $150 PulseCash
Link: https://www.webmdhealth.com/gbophb/default.aspx?secure=1

Activity: Blueprint for Wellness Screening

Information: April 1 – July 31, 2019
Blood test and biometric screening, completed during annual conference or at a lab appointment scheduled locally.
HealthFlex Incentive: $100 PulseCash; see Wespath brochure.
Link: Sign in at https://www.webmdhealth.com/gbophb/default.aspx?secure=1 and click Quest Diagnostics Blueprint for Wellness to schedule.

Activity: Health Quotient Online Health Assessment

Information: Deadline July 31, 2019
HealthFlex Incentive: Reduced health insurance deductible ($250 individual/$500 family); see Wespath brochure.
Link: Sign in at https://www.webmdhealth.com/gbophb/default.aspx?secure=1 and click Health Quotient during the assessment period.

Activity: Virgin Pulse Rewards

Information: Enroll at virginpulse.com, then track your progress on your computer at the website or on your phone via the downloaded app. Virgin Pulse syncs with step and various activity trackers.
HealthFlex Incentive:  Up to $160 PulseCash; see Wespath brochure.
Link: To enroll, sign in at https://www.webmdhealth.com/gbophb/default.aspx?secure=1 and click Join Virgin Pulse. 

Activity:  Weight Loss Program

Information: Determine your starting Body Mass Index (BMI; any Wesley Nurse or other health professional can assist you). Earn $50 for each BMI point lost from the original BMI, up to 8 points or $400.
Rio Texas Incentive: $50 per BMI point lost; $400 maximum
Link: Physical Wellness Reporting Form

Activity: Physical Wellness Support

Information: Submit receipts of up to $125 for the purchase of items, memberships, or other costs associated with your physical wellness. Report change in activity level or fitness that resulted from the expense.
Rio Texas Incentive:  Up to $125 (paid as reimbursement)
Link: Physical Wellness Reporting Form

Mental/Emotional - Rio Texas Incentive: $100 maximum

Activity: Wellness conversation

Fulfillment options:

a) Conversation with a counselor of your choice, at your cost (in-network co-pays start at $15 per session under UnitedHealth).

b) Schedule a conversation with a counselor through EAP (Employee Assistance Program) / 800.788.5614 or www.provider.liveandworkwell.com. 

An initial number of sessions are free through EAP, with the option of continuing sessions with a low co-pay.

c) Schedule a conversation with a counselor at one of the MHM partner agencies. Once you identify your-self as a participant in the Rio Texas Clergy Wellness Program, the cost of this conversation will be covered by MHM funds.

  • The Ecumenical Center / 210.616.0885 - Serving San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley and surrounding areas.

  • West Texas Counseling and Guidance / 325.944.2561 - Serving San Angelo and surrounding areas.

  • The Samaritan Center / 512.451.7337 - Serving Austin and surrounding areas.

Rio Texas Incentive: $50
Link: Emotional Wellness Reporting Form


Spiritual - Rio Texas Incentive: $150 total maximum

Activity: Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation


August 27 - September 1, 2019
Oblate Renewal Center, San Antonio

The Five-Day Academy is a time of worship, study, prayer and solitude, deepening the spiritual walk. More information is available at http://academy.upperroom.org/about/five-day/. You can download the brochure and registration form for the San Antonio event from the website as well. Or contact Janet Weatherston, jweatherston@sbcglobal.net.

Rio Texas Incentive: $150
Link: Spiritual Wellness Reporting Form

Activity: Spiritual director visit

Information: Set time for intentional spiritual reflection and accountability.  See the list of available directors provided by the clergy orders. Report the name of your spiritual director and the date of visit(s).

Rio Texas Incentive: $50 per visit, maximum $150 total.

Activity:  Personal, group, or couples retreat

Information: Schedule a retreat day for yourself or your group, or use the services of a spiritual director.  Submit related expenses.
Rio Texas Incentive: $150 maximum
Link: Spiritual Wellness Reporting Form

Click here for reporting form.