Fitness Reimbursement

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Alleycar, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. Alleycar

    Alleycar Member

    Anyone know offhand if we get reimbursed for working out with our health insurance plan? Would seem to me like a no-brainer, but I know that is rarely the case in real life. Thank you for your replies =)
  2. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    No, UPS does not reimburse us but your health insurance plan might offer some incentive. The Blue Cross IL PPO (popular nationwide, for both PT & FT) use to offer gift card incentives for reaching certain fitness goals. I no longer have it, but it still may.
  3. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    UPS uses the load/unload fitness plan.
  4. Alleycar

    Alleycar Member

    Thank you Bag and Cach =) I find it hard to believe with the nature of our jobs that our health plan wouldn't encourage us to be as fit as possible=)
  5. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    They sell the job as a "great work out." We have one unloader who polishes off a family size bag of generic Cheetos every day. No joke.
  6. Leftinbuilding

    Leftinbuilding Active Member

    Ironic comment. With the nature of the job I consider it my responsibility to be as fit as possible. Who hurts if I get hurt?
  7. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Just this week the safety folks were passing around a petition to encourage the company to put in an exercise/weight room. I didn't sign and pointed out there was a laundry list of far greater safety issues around the building that needed to be tended to first.
  8. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    Load quality from CACH is terrible -- probably the worst of any large hub in the system. It's almost as if the loaders just throw the stuff onto the truck, sometimes using unmarked 130 lb. packages to top-off. I mean, it's really, really bad. We've complained and the Company responds with 'do you know how hard it is just to get people to show up?' Maybe a fitness facility wouldn't be such a bad idea.
  9. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    No reimbursement but the do sometimes have agreements with local fitness facilities to offer discounts to its employees.
  10. brownIEman

    brownIEman Active Member

    Of course you are reimbursed for working out. When I was a loader, every workout I did in the back of a feeder was reimbursed at my hourly rate. If you are not being reimbursed for those workouts, you need to file.
  11. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Active Member

    Weight room...yeah, that's laughable. The company took away our $10 turkeys, what makes anybody think they would spring for a weight room. Imagine the liabilities if an employee is injured while working out.
  12. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Your insurance plan may offer discounts to specific health clubs.
  13. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    Huh? I know what you're getting at but... huh? Sounds like your Super Bowl party has already started. Go Ravens!!!
  14. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    We do have this. Although they waive their one time $500 sign up few is all they do.

    They basically waive this for anyone cause people aren't stupid enough to pay it.
  15. ocnewguy

    ocnewguy Member

    Do we have anything with 24 hour? I've been thinking about getting a pass.
  16. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    Lift with your legs. That's the UPS fitness program. Doesn't cost them a damn thing.
  17. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Active Member

    Look at your car in the morning. As you are digging, crawling, and contorting to find and pull out those packages at your first stops, remember to say a big thank you to UPS for providing us with their own version of a yoga program.
  18. Alleycar

    Alleycar Member

    I had a dr appt last week and he told me *work* is not enough exercise and I need to do 30 min of cardio daily. So it looks like I am just going to need to call around and see what i can find out locally. Thank you very much guys =)
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You don't have to join a gym just to do 30 minutes worth of cardio on a daily basis.
  20. stink219

    stink219 Well-Known Member

    Where I am, my FREE TEAMSTER run medical benefits plan has a $150.00 a year reimbursement for joining a gym. All you do is give them a copy of your receipt and fill out a simple paper. Within a few week you get a check. I do that every January around the same time I get my taxes done for free also through our FREE legal services that the TEAMSTERS make available.