The Fitness Benefit Program and Weight Loss Benefit Program are available to the members of the MIT Traditional Health Plan and MIT Choice Plan. Members of the Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plans are not eligible. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts administers both programs.
The Fitness Benefit is a $150 annual reimbursement per family for qualified health club membership fees incurred by you or covered family members.
To be reimbursed, you need to be a member of both the health club and one of the MIT employee health plans for four consecutive months in a calendar year. If you join either the health club or an MIT employee health plan after September, you will not be eligible for the benefit until the following calendar year. You are eligible for this reimbursement only once per calendar year, and the form must be submitted to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts by March 31 of the following year.
Membership at most health clubs that have a variety of cardiovascular and strength training exercise equipment qualifies you for this benefit. Examples of qualifying memberships include:
Memberships in the following types of organizations are not covered:
The Fitness Benefit does not cover aerobic/ fitness activity fees paid to non-qualified health clubs, including fees paid for personal training, lessons, coaching, exercise equipment, or clothing.
The Weight-Loss Benefit allows you or any covered family member to receive an annual reimbursement of $150 per family for enrollment in one of these qualified weight-loss programs:
The Weight-Loss benefit does not cover:
Download a claim form in English or Spanish from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts website’s Health and Wellness page. In addition to the completed claim form, you’ll need the following documentation:
Keep copies of all submitted paperwork. Denied services will appear on your claim summary.