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.
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.