HealthyWage is a company which states that their goal is to develop and administer health incentive programs that make weight loss more fun and successful, either for group or for personal challenges.
How Does HealthyWage Work?
HealthyWage offers their services to corporations and other organizations who are hoping to provide a way to motivate their employees to lose weight and become healthier, as well as to individuals who are looking for a new motivational tool to finally meet their weight loss goals.
HealthyWage.com lets users “bet” money on their ability to lose weight in two different formats.
The first is the team format, which is called the $10,000 Challenge and requires you to create a team of 5 people or you’ll be matched with others into a team of 5.
You will then be placed in a competition against other groups of 5, and at the end of 12 weeks the team with the highest percentage of weight loss will be awarded $10,000.
Individuals can also create their own personal challenge by telling the website how much weight they want to lose, how much money they are willing to bet on themselves each month, and how much time they are willing to give themselves to do it, and the website will “Calculate Your Prize” and let you know what you will win if you are successful.
No matter what challenge you choose, you’ll need to provide HealthyWage.com with a “verified weigh-in” at the beginning and end of your challenge.
This weigh-in can be according to their video submission guidelines or you can go to a doctor or healthcare professional and have them verify the weigh in for you.
Cost & Price Plans
The website says they do not take fees from all their participants – they make money from charging their corporate clients for developing and administering personalized weight loss incentive programs and that, of course, some of the people who participate in their challenges lose their “bets” and that money is collected by HealthyWage.com.
Because of this, they have the necessary funds to pay out the awards as promised.
Unfortunately the website does not provide any information regarding customers’ ability to cancel their registration or what kinds of refunds they will offer.
If you feel that you have encountered circumstances that justify a cancelation of your registration and a refund of any fees paid, you’ll have to contact their Customer Service team directly.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to contact Customer Service with any questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by phone at 888-636-3832 or by email at [email protected]
There are many people who seem very enthusiastic about this concept, as the idea of adding a monetary incentive to the goal of losing weight, as well as access to a supportive community and a website of tools and resources seems like it could go a long way toward helping people finally meet their goals.
HealthyWage.com also seems unique in that their $10,000 Challenge puts together a team of friends or coworkers who compete against similar teams and the 10% Challenge allows individuals to essentially compete against themselves.
This eliminates the complications other websites may encounter when money is only won if a member beats other members in weight loss achievements, which has been criticized by some as a method which can end up being de-motivating for some competitors.
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