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Dartmouth Weight Watchers Inspire Events - 9/7 & 9/14!

It's back to school and time to get back on track -- the Dartmouth Weight Watchers At Work program will be holding two Fall Inspire Promotion Days -- all NEW members who purchase an At-Work Series during this time are eligible to receive a free starter Kit to help them get started and stay on track throughout this fall season. Check us out from 12-1 p.m. on Sept. 7th in Baker 213 and on Sept. 14th in the HR Training room at 7 Lebanon Street. For more info contact:


Community Lunch: September 11th, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

The Dartmouth community is invited to celebrate the start of the school year with a cookout and musical entertainment hosted by President Phil Hanlon and Gail Gentes. Hamburgers, hot dogs, garden burgers, and more will be served. Music by Reckless Breakfast.  Stop by the Wellness Table at the event to learn more about upcoming programs and enter a prize drawing!  Location: Tuck Mall (rain location is 1953 Commons)

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$200 Wellness Benefit

Please note: the Wellness Benefit was discontinued on June 30, 2017 and all forms/receipts must be submitted by September 30, 2017 (the benefit will remain available for retirees through 12/31/17).  

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2017 Wellness Benefit Forms: Active Employees

2017 Wellness Benefit Forms: Retirees

Who is Eligible?

This benefit is available to any employee (non-student), their covered adult family member (18+), or any retiree that is enrolled in a Cigna Health Plan through Dartmouth College. 

When was the Wellness Benefit discontinued?
The Wellness Benefit was discontinued on June 30, 2017 for active employees and their covered adult family members.

Retirees on a Dartmouth College health plan will be able to use the Wellness Benefit through December 31, 2017 (forms need to be submitted by March 31, 2018).

When do I need to submit my 2017 Wellness Benefit forms?
For active employees: To receive reimbursement for any 2017 eligible Wellness Benefit expenses, all participation criteria must be met prior to June 30, 2017 (this means all purchases for gym memberships and activity tracking devices that require participation for two times per week for a 10 week period, must be purchased no later than April 21).  All forms/receipts must be submitted by September 30, 2017.

For retirees: To receive reimbursement for any 2017 eligible Wellness Benefit expenses, all participation criteria must be met prior to December 31, 2017.  All forms/receipts must be submitted by March 30, 2018.

What is the Participation Requirement for the Wellness Benefit?

You must meet the attendance criteria after your purchase before submitting your reimbursement form. There is an attestation section at the bottom of the benefit form that requires your signature; no log sheets are necessary. Participation requirements may vary depending on purchase. Click here to find the participation requirement for each eligible reimbursement option.

What Can I Get Reimbursed for through the Wellness Benefit?

  • Exercise Classes: 4-week minimum, or on-going drop-in classes.
  • Fitness Activities: Fitness facilities, personal training, sports league/club fees, alpine/cross country ski passes, golf greens fees/membership (must walk the course).
  • Health-Promoting Activity Devices: Pedometers, accelerometers (e.g. Fitbit, Jawbone), heart rate monitors, and sports watches.
  • Workshops: Multi-week workshops related to weight management, tobacco cessation, stress management, or general health; and in-person Weight Watchers meetings.
  • Race Fees: Walking/Running, biking, swimming, rowing, skiing, multi-component races.

What options do I have in 2018?

Active benefits eligible employees will have a choice between the Pulse Program or the $225 Fitness Reimbursement Benefit for 2018.  

All retirees enrolled on a Cigna Health Plan through Dartmouth College will have access to the $225 Fitness Reimbursement Benefit in 2018, which will replace the existing $200 Wellness Benefit.  The $225 Fitness Reimbursement Benefit will be limited to expenses for fitness facilities and exercise classes, including online/DVD exercise classes.  

More details can be found here.

If I have questions regarding the Wellness Benefit or the status of my reimbursement, who should I contact?

Please reach out to the Wellness at Dartmouth office at or 603-646-3706.  


The Wellness Benefit is a taxable benefit. To minimize the impact, Dartmouth College will contribute a set percentage to offset your required tax withholding.  For reimbursements processed by October 31st, taxes will be processed before the end of the calendar year.  For any reimbursements processed after Oct 31st, taxes will be processed in the following calendar year. This benefit, plus applicable taxes, will be reported on your W2.  For questions about this benefit, please contact  

Wellness Benefit terms and conditions are subject to change at the discretion of Dartmouth College.

If your Cigna coverage through Dartmouth College ends mid-year, there is a 3-month grace period for any submissions. (All purchases must be made prior to termination end date).

Last Updated: 9/15/17