2017 Live Well Challenge

Caring for Your Whole Self

Thousands of leaders across this church have made it an annual habit to take stock of their well-being, work to strengthen it, and earn wellness dollars. In 2017, Portico invites you to participate in our Live Well Challenge.

This year, we encourage you take an even more holistic view. Consider the ways your physical, financial, and emotional health contribute to your overall well-being, then take steps to improve and create meaningful change in your life.

Complete the Live Well Challenge and you can earn up to $400 wellness dollars — and a healthier lifestyle.

Learn how to complete this year’s challenge

What Are Wellness Dollars?

Wellness dollars help you pay for eligible out-of-pocket medical, mental health, and dental costs, including doctor bills, glasses or contact lenses, and prescription drugs. Wellness dollars are credited to your personal wellness account or health savings account (HSA) within two weeks of earning them.

Learn about wellness dollars


How to Complete This Year’s Challenge

If you have ELCA-Primary health coverage, follow these three steps to earn up to $400 wellness dollars by completing Portico’s Live Well Challenge. Find everything you need to get started at PorticoBenefits.org/livewell

Register & Complete Your Health Assessment by Sept. 30: Earn $100

First, you’ll need to complete a quick, one-time registration to begin this year’s Healthyroads health assessment, which replaces the Mayo Clinic assessment offered in the past. Then, you’ll enter your numbers — height, weight, waist circumference, cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar — and answer some questions about your health and lifestyle habits. Upon completion, you’ll see a scorecard summarizing your health strengths and risks. As always, your individual information and results are confidential.

Save or Implement a Retirement Plan With Your Spouse by Nov. 30: Earn $200 Each

Creating a retirement savings plan and putting it into action are essential to living well in retirement. As part of this church, you have unique retirement planning considerations. Our Retirement Planning Tool uses the information we already have about you — and information you enter — to create a retirement plan recommendation that you can customize.

  • Plan members and spouses with ELCA-Primary health benefits can earn $200 wellness each, but you must create your plan together using the sponsored member’s myPortico account
  • Before you begin, gather basic financial information, including retirement accounts you hold outside the ELCA Retirement Plan
  • Use the tool to get a recommended plan or customize a plan
  • When you’ve finished, save or implement your plan to earn your wellness dollars

Learn about the Retirement Planning Tool

Report Your Healthy Change by Nov. 30: Earn $100

Work to create a healthy, durable lifestyle change that’s right for you. You decide what to work on — anything that strengthens your physical, financial, or emotional health. Report completion to earn $100 wellness dollars.


Wellness Resources

The Wholeness Wheel reflects our call to care for our whole self. By balancing the interconnected dimensions of well-being, we are able to live well in Christ and pass on our faith.

Use the Wholeness Wheel to improve your well-being