The NY Standard Gym Benefit

Available on select Independent Health plans, the NY Standard Gym Benefit* offers eligible subscribers the opportunity to be reimbursed up to $400 for membership at a qualifying gym, and up to $200 for their covered spouse each year.

How do I know if I am eligible?

  • Verify your plan includes this benefit. If you need help verifying your eligibility, call Member Services at (716) 631-8701 or 1-800-501-3439.
  • Check if your gym qualifies. To receive reimbursement, your gym must provide at least two pieces of equipment or activities that promote cardiovascular wellness from the following list:
    • Elliptical Cross-Trainer
    • Rowing Machine
    • Step Machine
    • Treadmill
    • Stationary Bicycle
    • Group Exercise
    • Pool
    • Squash/Tennis/Racquetball Court
    • Walking/Running Group

How Reimbursement Works

  • You must pre-pay your membership at a gym that promotes cardiovascular wellness, AND complete 50 visits in each six month period.
  • The first reimbursement period begins on the start of your insurance plan year.
  • For each six-month period, submit a completed reimbursement form along with documentation of your 50 visits, your gym bill and proof of payment

Please note: Memberships in tennis clubs, country clubs, weight loss clinics, spas or any other similar facilities will not be reimbursed.

*Available on select Independent Health plans. Excludes Medicare Advantage plans. Benefits vary by plan.

NY Standard Gym Benefit

Questions? Call Us.

(716) 631-5392 or 1-800-453-1910

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