To maintain a lifetime of better health, it is important for you to identify your individual risk factors and try to modify your lifestyle as appropriate. By completing a Health Risk Assessment (HRA), you will also receive the 2020 incentive.

Marquette University partnered with Aurora Health Care and Virgin Pulse to oversee the HRA process, including conducting the on-campus biometric screenings and providing educational resources to those individuals whose situation may be in need of medical support. We encourage all employees and spouses to direct questions to Aurora, Virgin Pulse or their primary care provider about their biometric results.

Marquette University launched the Virgin Pulse interactive, personalized wellness portal in 2018. Visit to complete the Health Assessment and engage in wellness resources.

The Virgin Pulse wellness portal operates on a points and levels system, allowing you to earn points for engaging in activities of your choice here at Marquette University or on the portal. For more information on how to earn rewards and what this means for our health plan members and covered spouses, please see the information guides below.


The University's annual enrollment period for 2020 benefit elections will be held from October 28, 2019 through 4 p.m. on November 15, 2019. The HRA is a two step process. The 2020 incentive is based on earning up to 45,000 points for qualifying wellness activities which includes but is not limited to completion of the biometric screening (4,500 points), Virgin Pulse platform registration (500 points) and Virgin Pulse online health assessment (2,500 points).

  1. The first step is a biometric screening which is a simple finger stick blood test that will analyze your cholesterol, HDL and glucose. The results are available in about 15 minutes. Blood pressure, pulse, height, weight, and body mass index will also be recorded. You have three options for completing this step:

    • Option 1: Schedule your 15-minute Aurora Health Care screening appointment. Scheduling of these appointments will be available starting in late September.
        • Appointments will be available on campus in the AMU and Dental School areas Monday-Saturday and off campus on Saturdays only. On campus early morning, afternoon and evening appointment times will be available.
        • Online Scheduling is currently available for free biometric screenings. Click on the link or call 1-877-765-3213, Option 1. Please keep a copy of the biometric results for your records.
          • For those spouses completing the biometric screening at the AMU on the Marquette University Campus, parking will be available in Structure 1 (located at 749 N. 16th Street). For those utilizing the Dental School, 1801 West Wisconsin Ave., parking will be available in Lot S. (see Campus Map). Regular parking rates will apply.
          • If you have a scheduled appointment, please make every attempt to keep this appointment as slots will fill up. If you do need to cancel, please call Aurora as soon as possible so they can re-open the slot for someone else. Results are best if you have fasted for 12 hours but NOT necessary. Please tell the nurse ahead of time if you were unable to fast. All normal medication should still be taken as directed.
    • Option 2: Have lab work completed by your Primary Care Provider between July 1, 2019 and November 16, 2019.  Fax those results to Aurora Health Care at 414-525-2570 by 12 p.m. on November 16, 2019 using the Primary Care Provider Form below. There is a spot on the form to include your email address, so you can receive confirmation from Aurora once this is received.  Please make sure to send in your Authorization for Disclosure with your results.

      HRA Provider Form for 2020 IncentivePDF

      Important Required HRA NoticePDF

    • Option 3: Complete a comparable Biometric Screening at your spouse’s employer-sponsored HRA screening and fax your results to Aurora Health Care at 414-525-2570 by 12 p.m. on November 16, 2019. Please make sure to send in your Authorization for Disclosure with your results. 
  2. The second step is to complete an online health assessment by 4 p.m. on November 19, 2019. The online health assessment is accessible on our Virgin Pulse wellness portal;
    • Click on “Sign Me Up”
    • Enter your information
    • Email – This can be any email of your choice
    • Password – Password must be a minimum of 8 characters and contain the following:
      • Lowercase characters (a through z)
      • Uppercase characters (A through Z)
      • Number(s)
      • Non-alphanumeric character (example: @! # $ % *)

Once logged in, you should be prompted to take the online health risk assessment.  It can also be found under “Programs.“ 

Click here for instructions on how to complete the online health assessment. If completed by 4:00 pm CST on November 19, 2019, you’ll receive 2,500 points toward your 2020 HSA/FSA contribution.

If you need assistance logging in or have questions, contact Virgin Pulse Customer Support at 1-888-671-9395 or



Marquette University will not receive individual results. In maintaining HIPAA compliance, Marquette University will only receive a group summary report indicating “yes” or “no” if the employee and spouse (if applicable) completed the Health Risk Assessment process. Your specific results are 100% confidential.


Rewards for participating in Marquette University’s wellness program are available to all employees. If you think you might be unable to meet a standard for earning points under this wellness program, you may qualify for an opportunity to earn the same reward by different means, or to have the requirement waived with a provider’s signature.

MU Wellness Alternative Standard Waiver Form PDF




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