Fitness and Weight-Loss Reimbursements Available

We want to reward you for making healthy choices. That’s why we offer two reimbursement programs designed to make it easier for you to keep fit at health clubs, take fitness classes, and participate in weight-loss programs.

To see if these reimbursements are included in your plan, log in to the MyBlue® website or call the Member Service number on your ID card.

Fitness Reimbursement

Your Blue Cross health plan can save you money annually when you participate in a qualified fitness program.

  1. Choose a qualified fitness program.

  2. Complete the fitness reimbursement form once you pay for the program.

  3. Mail the completed form to the address listed on the form.

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

What is a qualified expense?

  • Membership fees
  • Fitness class fees

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

  • Exercise studios such as martial arts or yoga centers

  • Gymnastics, tennis, aerobic, or pool-only facilities

  • Country clubs or social clubs

  • Sports teams or leagues

Download the Fitness Reimbursement form

Download the Fitness Reimbursement form (Spanish)

Weight-Loss Reimbursement

You can save when you participate in a qualified weight-loss program.

  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 form.

  • Weight Watchers®’, an independent company, with in-person meetings

  • Hospital-based weight-loss programs

What is a qualified expense?

  • Participation fees
  • Weight Watchers Online

  • Fees paid for individual nutrition-counseling sessions, food, books, videos, or scales

  • Before starting, check to see if your plan includes a fitness or weight-loss reimbursement.

  • You can claim this reimbursement for fees incurred by any combination of subscriber, spouse, and/or dependent children enrolled under the same Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Keep copies of your proof of payment in case we request it from you. Proof of payment includes:

    • Itemized, dated, paid receipts

    • Bank or credit card statements

    • Paycheck stubs if your payments are automatically deducted from that account

    • Weight Watchers paperwork

  • Proof of payment should include the name of the family member enrolled in the program and the individual amounts charged with date paid.

  • The dollar amount you receive may be considered taxable income. Consult your tax advisor about how to treat this reimbursement on your taxes.

We’ll make a reimbursement decision within 30 calendar days of receiving a completed request for coverage or payment.

Before starting a fitness or weight-loss program, be sure to talk with your doctor about finding the program that's right for you.