Aetna is now one of many insurance companies that offer fitness reimbursement programs. In other words, they help employers give discounts (and in some cases straight cash) to employees for getting their fitness on. If this sounds too good to be true, you can read more about how fitness reimbursement programs work here. Otherwise, continue on for how you can take advantage of Aetna’s program!
Aetna fitness reimbursement plans are open to a number of employer-sponsored programs. In addition to gym memberships, plan members can receive reimbursements for purchasing at-home equipment, group classes and wellness counseling. Employers are able to customize the program and decide how much money their employees are eligible to be reimbursed for their fitness-related expenses. [Insurance Quotes]
An example of a plan you might see with your employer:
- Employees who complete a minimum of 50 visits per six-month period at a qualified health club can receive up to $200 cash, or $100 per spouse.
- A qualified health club will be specific to your employer, but it is typically one that offers a variety of cardiovascular and strength-training exercise equipment. (These can include traditional health clubs, YMCAs, etc.)
Want to see if you’re eligible? Take 2 minutes to fill out this form and we’ll take care of all the paperwork for you, no strings attached. Note that responses can take 1-2 weeks.
While you wait, get stoked for your cash rewards by checking out these 13 benefits of gym reimbursements.
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Open enrollment is in full swing, and for those new to the health insurance marketplace, or reassessing their options for 2015, there can be a lot to learn!
Most importantly, there are several very important deadlines. And pushing off a decision, such as your 2015 insurance plan, until the last minute is never a good idea. Here is a full list of deadlines so you can set your self up for a healthy 2015 with time to spare!
(Friendly reminder: If you pick a plan with a fitness reimbursement program, you can cover most if not all of your gym costs! Learn more here.)
- November 15, 2014: 2015 Open Enrollment starts
- December 31, 2014: Coverage ends for all 2014 Marketplace plans
- January 1, 2015: 2015 coverage can begin
- February 15, 2015: 2015 Open Enrollment ends
During 2015 Open Enrollment, if you enroll or change plans:
- Between the 1st and 15th days of the month, your coverage starts the first day of the next month.
- Between the 16th and the last day of the month, your coverage starts the first day of the second following month. So if you enroll on January 16, your coverage starts on March 1.
- Between February 1, 2015 and the deadline of February 15, 2015, your 2015 coverage begins March 1, 2015.
Note that you can enroll in the Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) any time of the year.
More information can be found 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.