Do you work out at least eight times a month?
If you work out at least eight times a month at one of the health clubs that participates in Medica’s Fit Choices, you are on your way to qualifying for a lower rate on your health care premium in 2014.
That’s because this year’s My Health Rewards program offers more options to qualify for the lower health insurance premiums in 2014. One of those options is working out at a participating fitness center eight times per month for at least four months between Jan. 1, 2013 and July 31, 2013. If you do that, you will earn 100 of the 300 points you need to qualify for the reduced premium. If you already participate in Medica’s Fit Choices program, there’s no additional paperwork required.
What Is FitChoices?
Medica, the City’s health insurance provider, offers the $20 credit as an extra incentive to encourage its members to work out regularly. Whenever participants visit a participating fitness center eight times within a month, they receive a $20 credit toward their monthly dues.
To enroll in FitChoices, bring your Medica ID card to a participating health club.
Here are some of the facilities that participate in the FitChoices program:
- Anytime Fitness
- Gold’s Gym
- LA Fitness
- Lifetime Fitness
- Snap Fitness
- YMCA (participating branches)
Additional fitness centers are listed on Medica’s Fit Choices website at http://member.medica.com/C9/FitHealth/default.aspx.
Earning My Health Rewards points
Participating in any of these activities will help you earn the 300 points needed to be eligible for lower health insurance premiums in 2014.
Personal Health Profile (100 points) – Complete this short health questionnaire by logging onto mymedica.com and clicking on the Health & Wellness tab. In addition to earning 100 points, you will receive a $20 gift card from Medica.
Biometric Screening (100 points) – Obtain lab results for blood glucose, total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, blood pressure and body mass index. If you participate in biometric screening at an on-site event such as the Employee Health Fair, your results will be automatically submitted to Medica, and you’ll earn 100 points without having to complete any additional paperwork. (You can also have testing done by your physician and submit a Health Action Notification form to Medica.)
Fit Choices by Medica (100 points) – Work out at a participating fitness center eight times per month for at least four months between now and July 31, 2013, to earn 100 points. To enroll in the program, bring your Medica ID card to your health club.
Health Topics and Goals (100 points) – If you complete eight new health topics and set eight health goals, you will earn 100 points and a $40 gift card from Medica.
To learn about additional options — participating in a personal health coaching program, smoking cessation program or by-invitation program designed to help people with specific health conditions — visit the City’s My Health Rewards webpage.
Published Feb 13, 2013