Wellness Incentives & Requirements

How Do I Participate?

 If you are a new user, you need to go to join.virginpulse.com/cityoftacoma. 

Then enter in the following information:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • City of Tacoma Employee ID number (NO leading zeros)
  • State of Residence

All registered users should visit member.virginpulse.com to sign in via the username and password that they created.

Important: Federally mandated notice regarding your Wellness Program.

2025 Requirements

The 2025 Incentive Period is underway! The incentive period runs October 1, 2023 through September 30, 2024. City Employees that want to receive a Wellness Incentive in 2025 will need to meet the following requirements.

2025 Ways to Earn Document (click to download) (Smart Forms: Annual Physical, weight management, LIVE or recorded webinar)

2025 Incentive

$20 per month credit ($240 annual savings) toward your premium contribution for medical insurance coverage under the Regence or Kaiser Permanente Regular Plans.


$40 per month credit ($480 annual savings) toward your premium contribution for coverage under the Regence High Deductible/HSA Health.

Employees who select a High Deductible/HSA Health plan option will additionally receive contributions from the City on a monthly basis into a Health Savings Account (HSA). Employees participating in wellness will receive a higher contribution to a HSA Account.

Coverage With Wellness Without Wellness
Employee $1,250/year $500/year
Family $2,500/year $1,000/year

Important Note

If an employee has a spouse/domestic partner or adult child under the age of 26 who works for the City, and each participate in the Wellness Program, each will receive the Wellness Incentive. 

Program Appeals

Eligible members are entitled to appeal their Wellness Incentive determination at the conclusion of the annual incentive period. Please make sure to read the TEW Business Rules.  Contact your Wellness Coordinator for more information.