Gym membership re-fund?

Discussion in 'Health and Medical Topics' started by Doublebag, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. Doublebag

    Doublebag New Member

    Just got hired, did a quick look and didn't see much about this. Does the health insurance reimburse for gym memberships?
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Check with your union local----some do, some don't.
     
  3. cino321

    cino321 Active Member

    Upstate is right. We have Blue cross/blue shield they reimburse half.
     
  4. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I had Blue cross/ Blue shield through my Local up until March 1st this year. They didn't cover any reimbursement for YMCA membership. Now that I'm on Medicare and have my own BC/BS suplemental insurance they cover everything. I don't believe the Teamsters Union (as much as I'm Pro Union) wants their retirees to stay in shape and live a long life after they retire. The quicker they get them off their books - the better.
     
  5. SouthernComfort

    SouthernComfort New Member

    Im pretty sure they dont. However, you CAN claim it on your taxes at the end of the year with all your other work related expenses, if your a driver you can claim sun glasses, shoes, razors, sun screen, etc. It will be the typical 20% kick back. If your gym dues are $30/month thats $360 a year, youll get $72 back on your taxes.
     
  6. Corralz

    Corralz New Member

    Why would you need a gym membership refund?