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I’m not eligible for a gym reimbursement, what does that mean?

As we know, many insurance companies now offer gym reimbursements for employees who workout regularly. This typically comes with a lot of paperwork, which is where spott3r comes in! Simply enter your information, and we handle all of the logistics for you.

There are instances, however, where someone may not be eligible for a gym reimbursement. Has this happened to you? Chances are its due to one of these reasons:

1. You don’t have a gym membership. 

While all fitness reimbursements are different, most require you to attend a gym or organization that they partner with. Not sure which ones qualify? Take a look at the insurance company’s website! (For example, UnitedHealthcare has a full list of the gyms they partner with here.)

2. Your employer doesn’t currently offer a reimbursement

Not all employers have jumped on the fitness train yet. Consider reaching out to your HR department and encouraging them to find a plan that offers reimbursements! After all, a healthy employee is generally less expensive. (See how one company saved $280,000 by implementing fitness into their work culture here.)


3. Your current plan with your insurance company doesn’t offer a reimbursement

While many insurance companies offer health incentives, not all of them are there yet. Ask your insurance company to consider adding reimbursements to their fitness programs, and remind them that healthier members will cost less in the long run!

Alternatively, you can consider switching health care providers! Spott3r Founder, Rami Rafeh, recommends the following: Oxford, United Healthcare, Meritain Health, Harvard Pilgrims, Blue Cross Blue Shield.

4. You don’t go to the gym enough

Keep in mind that most fitness reimbursement programs require a minimum activity in order to get your reimbursement for the month. ​For example, Blue Cross Blue Shield and UnitedHealthcare require that you go to the gym 12 times a month in order to receive the reimbursement ($20).

More answers to frequently asked questions here.

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Spott3r helps people get people paid for their workouts. Click here to learn more about how you can earn cash reimbursements for your gym visits! Ready to sign up for your free eligibility check? You can do that too, here.

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Spott3r + CityMD Fitness Reimbursement Program

We are thrilled to announce that we are now partnering with CityMD Urgent Care for a fitness reimbursement program! The program allows CityMD employees to receive money back for their workouts, leading to happier and more productive lives.

“This shows how forward-thinking and innovative CityMD is; this is an investment in the employees’ future and other employers should follow suit.”

– Spott3r Founder, Rami A. Rafeh

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Millions of employees nationwide are eligible for gym reimbursements from their companies’ insurers. Though, many such employees fail to process the necessary paperwork to receive the reimbursement.

We address this issue head-on by providing a streamlined platform that files a reimbursement claim on an employee’s behalf. In doing so, we increase gym patronage, a function that is in alignment with the interests of insurance companies, employers, and gyms.

Calvin Hwang, CityMD’s Chief Experience Officer, commented on the partnership by saying:

“CityMD’s partnership with spott3r helps us practice what we preach. We care for the well-being of everyone on the CityMD team. We tell all team members to care for the well-being of each and every patient that walks in our doors. And this partnership is a way for CityMD to show our team that we care for their well-being not just with words but with action.

As a company we are also excited about using technology to promote health and wellness. Spott3r is an impressive example of putting today’s technology to use to promote wellness and I am excited to introduce spott3r’s technology to CityMD. I’m certain that it will help us get our team healthier and give us all a more positive outlook on life.”

A little more about gym reimbursements:

Mutual Benefits for Employers and their Workforce

  •    Employees: use motivation to maintain a fitness regimen.
  •    Employers: seek healthy employees to: (1) avoid job disruptions – i.e., presenteeism or absenteeism (2) keep healthcare costs low, and (3) keep employees happy and engaged.
  •    Fitness Clubs: increase memberships.
  •    Insurance Companies: insure healthier clients to reduce healthcare costs and reduce the risk of catastrophic claims.

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About spott3r

Spott3r is a gym reimbursement service based out of NYC and founded on the principle that everyone could use a spot or plainly, that people could use an extra nudge in terms of staying healthy and active. Spott3r works with gyms, employers, insurance companies and joint venture partners to motivate people to get in shape and stay in shape through cash incentives.  Spott3r’s engagement program is designed to help an individual maximize his or her fitness potential since what gets measured, gets managed, which applies to personal fitness as well as general healthcare spend.

For more information about spott3r, visit

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