Whether or not you’re a supporter of the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA) there’s a feature of the plan that you should be taking advantage of: reimbursement of your health club membership dues! You read that right—many health insurance providers in New York are now offering money back on your health club dues. We’ve done a little digging—details on the ACA are often hard to find and vary by insurance company—and have compiled the details of the basic benefits offered by the major New York insurance providers. You may be surprised, as we were, to find out that many are offering very generous reimbursements, ranging from $100 to as much as $600! Most require a certain number of visits to the gym to qualify, typically 50 in a 6 month period. That’s twice a week. Most FI members cover that with ease. Moreover, our new online account services make it a snap to download your attendance records so providing proof of membership and attendance is a snap.
You should definitely check to see if your insurance carrier participates, and contact them for the specifics of the coverage that applies to you. Otherwise, you’re probably leaving money on the table. And let your friends know, too. Don’t let them settle for a cheap, inferior gym experience when they could be enjoying Fitness Incentive for a similar cost. Friends don’t let friends join crummy gyms, right?
For plans that require it, you can easily obtain proof of membership and attendance by directly accessing your Fitness Incentive account online. You’ll be able to see and print your check-in history, your payment history and your membership agreement.
To access your account, click here.
If you have any questions or concerns about accessing these records, or you would prefer that we access them for you, simply call or stop by the front desk on your next visit.