Wellness allowance

Last changed: 29 November 2021
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As an SLU employee, you can receive a wellness allowance of up to SEK 2,000 per year for any activity that complies with the Swedish Tax Agency's guidelines for tax-exempt wellness activities.

Note! In order to receive compensation for the allowence in 2019 and 2020, the compensation for wellness allowance must be registered in Primulawebb and receipts received by the HR-unit no later than 10 Dec 2021. Retroactive wellness allowance is not paid from 2022.

Receipts must be reported to Actiway for 2021 no later then 21 December. See Actiway's website.

Examples of wellness activities are gymnastics, strength training, spinning, bowling, racket sports, team sports and dance workouts. Read more about which activities the allowance can be used for at the Swedish Tax Agency.

Example of activities that you cannot use the wellness allowance for are visits to a naprapath, chiropractor or physiotherapist, products such as training equipment or workout clothes, entry/registration fees for sports events such as marathons or other races. Membership fees and renting or purchasing equipment are also not covered. If you are unsure whether your expense entitles you to compensation, please contact the Payroll Unit.

The size of the allowance depends on the period of employment. Employees employed throughout the year receive up to SEK 2,000. For those employed part of the year, the allowance is 1/12 of the amount per month.

Those who are employed and paid by the hour can receive an allowance corresponding to 1/12 of the amount for months when they have worked at least 40 hours.

The wellness allowance applies to employees who have a permanent employment, a fixed-term employment, are on parental leave or on sick leave. The allowance does not apply if you are on full-time leave for more than 6 months or if you receive a scholarship.

It is always the year of purchase that determines if compensation is granted, unless the maximum amount of SEK 2,000 has already been reached. 

If you have paid your activities via direct debit, a copy of the bank statement and a receipt from the supplier should be attached. Gyms today have procedures for printing receipts to members paying with direct debit to prove that payments have been made.

The Swedish Tax Agency's guidelines for tax-exempt wellness activities (only in Swedish)
SLU wellness policy

From 1 January 2021, you will be using Actiway!

More information about how it works.

Note: Register your expenses using the health promotion for 2019 and 2020 in Primula self-service and submit receipts to the HR-unit no later than 10 Dec 2021.

Pausit – for your wellbeing!

All employees have access to the break program Pausit. The program is a modern and user-friendly tool for preventing problems that can arise with the body during too much sedentary/monotonous work. Pausit is easy to use, easy to understand and the little effort needed by you has a great long-term positive effect on your health.

All employees can install Pausit at SLU Software center.

As an SLU employee, you can participate in activities at and also get a discount at some training facilities, see below.

Alnarp

Activities

Digital activities

  •  See the expandable menu "All of Sweden". 

Discounts

To get the discounts, you have to bring your salary specification as verification of employment. This only applies at the time of purchase.

Actic

20% on a full-year membership at all Actic facilities in Lund and Malmö, see pdf.

Fitness24Seven

One year of training for SEK 2295, see pdf.

Umeå

Activities

Digital activities

  •  See the expandable menu "All of Sweden". 

Campus gym

  • The gym has recently been renovated and is located at level 1 (Skogishuset). The gym is free for all staff and students in Umeå. To access the gym, please use your keycard.

Discounts

To get the discounts, you have to bring your salary specification as verification of employment. This only applies at the time of purchase.

Fitness24Seven

One year of training for SEK 2295, see pdf.

Uppsala

Activities

Ultunapersonalens Idrottsförening, UPIF

In Syltahallen, a number of scheduled activities are conducted, see schedule. If you want to take part in an activity, contact the person whose name and telephone number/email address is in the activity.

It is also possible for SLU staff to book times for individual games or other sports, this is done via TimeEdit. There are, among other things, tennis nets, floorball goals, volleyball nets, basketball hoops, badminton nets and two table tennis tables.

Access to the hall is given after a fee of SEK 100/year has been resolved at ULS IF. You do this during semester time at 12.15-13.00 on site in the IF room at Ultuna Student Union's house Duhrevägen 6. Read more about Ultunapersonalens Idrottsförening, UPIH

Zumba

Every Thursday fr.o.m. October 21 to December 16 at 11:15-12:00 in Syltahallen, Ultuna. Zumba is a dance-based group training. No previous knowledge required and everyone is welcome! Bring slippers and a happy mood. If you have any questions, please contact instructor Anna Westling.

Yoga

Every Monday fr.o.m. October 11 to December 13 at 13:00-14:00 in Syltahallen, Ultuna. Welcome to relaxing meditative yoga with the goal of inviting calm and presence. It is a simple type of yoga and you do not need to have any previous yoga experiences. Bring your own yoga mat/towel to sit on and preferably something warm to wrap around you for the final rest. If you have any questions, please contact instructor Anna Westin.

Digital activities

  •  See the expandable menu "All of Sweden". 

Discounts

To get the discounts below, you have to bring your salary specification as verification of employment. This only applies at the time of purchase.

Actic

20% on the full year membership at all Actic facilities in Uppsala, see pdf.

Fitness24Seven

One year of training for SEK 2295, see pdf.

Friskis och svettis

Student price for a one-year membership.

All of Sweden

Activities

Mindfulness

Learn and practice mindfulness by participating in recorded digital meditation. Meditation increases mindfulness and improves several aspects of our wellbeing. The meditations are led by Linda-Maria Mårtensson in her role as instructor in MBSR (mindfulness-based stressreduction) in her avocation YOUR ASANA www.yourasana.nu.

Take part in mindfulness whenever you want:

Contact: Linda-Maria Mårtensson at Your Asana info@yourasana.nu

Discounts

To get the discounts, you have to bring your salary specification as verification of employment. This only applies at the time of purchase.

Fitness24Seven

One year of training for SEK 2295, see pdf.


Contact

HR specialists
HR Unit, Division of Human Resources