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Fitness and Weight-Loss Reimbursement

Interested in living a healthier lifestyle? Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts makes it easy with two reimbursement programs designed to help you better manage your health and reduce your risk of developing a future illness.

To verify these reimbursements are included in your plan, log in to Member Central or call the Member Service number on your ID card.

Fitness Reimbursement

Your Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts health plan can save you money annually for health club membership fees or for fitness classes taken at a qualified health club.

3 Easy Steps to Getting Reimbursed

    1. Choose a qualified health club.
    2. Complete the fitness reimbursement form once you pay for the program.
    3. Mail the completed form to the address listed on the bottom of the form.

A qualified health club is:

    A full-service health club with a variety of exercise equipment, including:

    • Cardiovascular equipment like treadmills and bikes
    • Strength-training equipment like free weights and weight machines

    To receive the fitness reimbursement for a qualified pay-as-you-go health club, get paid receipts from the club for your records.

What doesn't qualify?

    You can't receive the fitness reimbursement for expenses towards personal training, lessons, coaching, equipment, clothing, or any of the clubs below:

    • Martial arts or yoga centers
    • Gymnastics, tennis, aerobic, or pool-only facilities
    • Country clubs or social clubs
    • Sports teams or leagues

Important Information

    • Before starting, check to see if your plan includes the fitness reimbursement.
    • The reimbursement is for each individual (or family) health plan and can only be submitted once each calendar year.
    • Keep copies of all your paperwork and proof of payment in case you are denied reimbursement. Proof of payment includes the following:
      • Itemized, dated, paid receipts from your health club
      • Bank or credit card statements
      • Paycheck stubs if your club fees are automatically deducted from that account
    • Receipts or statements should include the name of the family member enrolled in the club and the individual charges for a full reimbursement of health club fees.
    • The dollar amount you receive may be considered taxable income. Consult your tax advisor about how to treat this reimbursement on your taxes.


Download the Fitness Reimbursement form
Download the Fitness Reimbursement form (Spanish)

Blue Cross will make a reimbursement decision within 30 calendar days of receiving a completed request for coverage or payment. Before starting an exercise program, be sure to talk with your doctor about finding the program that's right for you.

Weight-Loss Reimbursement

Your Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts health plan can save you money annually in qualified Weight Watchers®' and hospital-based weight-loss programs.

3 Easy Steps to Getting Reimbursed

  1. Choose a qualified weight-loss program.
  2. Complete the weight-loss reimbursement form once you pay for the program.
  3. Mail the completed form and proof of payment to the address listed on the bottom of the form.

A qualified weight-loss program is:

  • Weight Watchers meetings
  • Weight Watchers At Work
  • Hospital-based weight-loss programs

What doesn't qualify?

  • Weight Watchers Online
  • Weight Watchers At Home
  • Fees paid for individual nutrition-counseling sessions, food, books, videos, or scales

Important Information

  • Before starting, check to see if your plan includes the weight loss reimbursement.
  • The reimbursement is for each individual (or family) health plan and can only be submitted once each calendar year.
  • Keep copies of all your paperwork and proof of payment in case you are denied reimbursement. Proof of payment includes the following:
    • Paid receipts from qualified program
    • Weight Watchers Membership Book
  • Receipts, statements, or Weight Watchers Membership Book should include the name of the family member enrolled in the program, the amount paid per session(s), and date(s) paid.
  • The dollar amount you receive may be considered taxable income. Consult your tax advisor about how to treat this reimbursement on your taxes.


Download the Weight-Loss Reimbursement form
Download the Weight-Loss Reimbursement form (Spanish)

Blue Cross will make a reimbursement decision within 30 calendar days of receiving a completed request for coverage or payment. Before starting a weight-loss program, be sure to talk with your doctor about finding the program that's right for you.