Portico Launches Personalized Online Wellness Tool

Dec. 30, 2018

Portico’s annual wellness program kicks off Jan. 1 for members and spouses covered by ELCA-Primary health benefits. Entering its 12th year, the program invites eligible participants to earn wellness dollars as they complete specific activities designed to strengthen their physical, emotional, financial, and spiritual well-being.

New for 2019, participants will choose from nearly 100 guided activities in an online tool called 2019 Live Well. The tool gives participants the freedom to decide where to focus and to set their own pace.

“Personalized support has been a game-changer for our members over the past two years,” Portico president and CEO Jeff Thiemann said, citing recent benefit offerings like Omada and Portico Financial Planners. “We’re excited for our members to discover how the Live Well tool can support their individual goals, no matter where they are on their wellness journey.”

An evolution from prior years, the tool encourages regular interaction over time to help participants establish meaningful lifestyle changes. Participants can earn wellness dollars incrementally, $10 – $50 per activity completed, up to $400 total.

Portico partnered with RedBrick Health, an industry-leading wellness company based in Minneapolis, to develop the Live Well tool specifically for its membership. According to Thiemann, features that make the tool unique include a spiritual assessment, spiritual activities, and a holistic approach to well-being rooted in the Wholeness Wheel. “Unlike secular alternatives,” he said, “the Live Well tool recognizes that faith is central to daily life and can enhance overall wellness.”

Members and spouses with ELCA-Primary health benefits can access 2019 Live Well via myPortico. Participants will have opportunities to provide feedback to help Portico enhance the tool for the future.