Win Big With Your COVID-19 Vaccine

Dear Kent State University Faculty and Staff,

Have you Flashed Your Arm and gotten your COVID-19 vaccine? We’ve got 32,000 reasons for you to get your shot.

During the month of September, Kent State will be awarding $32,000 in drawings for faculty and staff who have at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and who register their vaccination status with the university. 

Your vaccine also can earn you an extra $200 in Wellness Your Way rewards.

As part of our safety efforts for the 2021 Fall Semester, it is important that we know how many of our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and how many are not. While this effort is voluntary, we ask that all employees please answer this brief survey and let us know whether they are vaccinated. 

At the end of the survey, those who are vaccinated will be forwarded to Med+Proctor, the site that the university uses for medical record storage, to register their vaccination status and be entered in drawings as part of a university effort to promote the safety and wellness of our community. We strongly encourage everyone to get a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Throughout September, the university will conduct weekly drawings on Thursdays from Sept. 9 through Sept. 30.

Eligibility

All faculty and staff on all Kent State campuses may participate if they meet the following conditions: 

  1. Are in a current continuing or term assignment. Part-time employees are eligible, but temporary employees are not eligible. Student employees are not eligible for this program but are eligible for the student incentives program.
  2. Have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. If you have not yet been vaccinated, see the vaccine webpage for information about where to get a vaccine.
  3. Have reported their vaccination information at Med+Proctor. Even those who were vaccinated at the DeWeese Health Center on the Kent Campus must still register with Med+Proctor in order to be eligible for the drawings. By filling out this survey, the vaccinated will be automatically directed to the Med+Proctor site to register their vaccine status.

Weekly Drawings

Weekly winners will be randomly selected from among all eligible participants who are vaccinated and who registered at the Med+Proctor site at the end of the survey. The following incentives will be awarded each week for four weeks:

  • Twenty (20) $100 awards
  • Eight (8) $250 awards
  • Four (4) $500 awards
  • Two (2) $1,000 awards

Winners will be notified after the Thursday drawings. A list of weekly winners will be announced in Faculty/Staff News Now, Human Resources’ online weekly newsletter.

Deadlines and Rules

Once you timely register with Med+Proctor, you are automatically entered in all subsequent drawings.

To be timely, registration must take place by 11:59:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday, Sept. 5, before the Sept. 9 drawing, or by no later than 11:59:59 p.m. EDT on the Sunday before a subsequent Thursday drawing for those who do not make the Sept. 5 deadline.

An employee can only win once; all weekly winners’ names will be removed from future drawings. All names drawn will have their vaccination status verified before being declared official winners. The official list of program rules and regulations will be posted within a few days at the employee vaccine incentives webpage

How to Register

By filling out this survey, you will be automatically directed to the Med+Proctor site to register your vaccine. You also can find a link for the survey at the employee vaccine incentives webpage, where you can review instructions on how to use the Med+Proctor site. There is no charge to use the Med+Proctor site. Med+Proctor will offer you the chance to buy a lifetime membership to its service for $10. However, you do not have to purchase this service to register and upload your vaccine information.

Wellness Rewards

In addition to the weekly drawings, all full- and part-time employees who have completed at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, completed the survey and registered with Med+Proctor by Oct. 12 are eligible for a $200 Wellness Your Way reward as part of a special Flash Your Arm Pop-Up Wellness Offering.

The Flash Your Arm Wellness Reward will be paid out within two pay cycles of your vaccine verification. Full-time employees who have qualified for the Flash Your Arm Wellness Reward also will earn 100 Wellness Your Way bonus points toward Tier 2 for 2022, getting you that much closer to an additional $200 Wellness Your Way reward for 2022. 

All full-time, benefits-eligible employees who are enrolled in a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) with an accompanying health savings account (HSA) for 2021 will also have the option of having their $200 Flash Your Arm Wellness Reward deposited into their HSA. You can make this election on your survey form, if applicable.

Questions

Please visit our frequently asked questions on vaccines for additional information or send questions to employeevaccine@kent.edu.

The Winning Shot

Remember, we want to know whether you are vaccinated, so please fill out this survey. We want you to win! You can’t win if you don’t get vaccinated and register your vaccination status. 

Please, get your shot so that our whole community can win in the battle against COVID-19. 

Getting a vaccine is the best way to show how Flashes Take Care of Flashes!

 

Sincerely,

F. Jack Witt III
Vice President for Human Resources

POSTED: Monday, August 23, 2021 - 10:03am
UPDATED: Friday, September 17, 2021 - 10:55am
WRITTEN BY:
Jack Witt, Vice President for Human Resources