Livewell Wellness Plan

Under the Wellness Plan, each beneficiary will receive an allowance to be used for purchases needed for a healthy lifestyle.

This year, the Allowance amount is $750, and you may receive this up to twice in the year. It may vary from year to year. If you are paid for working 40 hours or more in a month for 3 months, you will receive your first wellness allowance. Then, after getting paid for working 40 hours or more each month for another 4 months, you can receive the second wellness allowance. The count resets at the start of each ​calendar year.

You must be active on the first business day of the following month to receive your allowance. For example, if you are paid for working 40 hours or more in January, February, and March, you must be active on the first business day of April to receive your allowance. If you are not active then but you become active by the first business day of May, you will receive your allowance in May.

No need to submit anything to FreedomCare. When you are eligible, you will receive the wellness allowance automatically via direct deposit or paper check, depending on how you receive your paychecks.

You can use the Allowance to buy anything that will help you have a healthier lifestyle like:

  • Fresh, frozen, and canned fruits and vegetables
  • Subscriptions to an ingredient and recipe meal kit service like Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, or Plated
  • Exercise equipment like weights, resistance bands, mats.
  • Gym and exercise studio memberships
  • Exercise class subscriptions
  • Personal training sessions
  • Over-the-counter medicine like vitamins, pain relievers, allergy medicines, and antacids
  • General care items like toothpaste, dental floss, and contact solution
  • Nutrition counseling by a Registered Dietitian
  • Wellness visits including massage and acupuncture

At this time, the Wellness Plan does not require proof of these purchases.

For more information, you can view the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of the Livewell Wellness Plan. The SPD includes mandated language describing your rights under ERISA,the federal law that regulates employee benefits.

The IRS considers this payment as taxable income to you. Livewell will send you an IRS Form 1099 showing the amount you received if the amount is over $600.