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$200 Wellness Benefit

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Any covered employee, covered family member (age 18+), or covered retiree on a Dartmouth-sponsored Cigna health plan, is eligible to receive a reimbursement of up to $200 per calendar year (combined family maximum) as part of the Wellness Benefit.  The Wellness Benefit replaced the previously known $200 Fitness Reimbursement Benefit in 2014, allowing for more flexibility.  You can use the Wellness Benefit on qualified health promoting activities and devices that help support you in areas such as physical activity, weight management, stress management and tobacco cessation. 

To receive this benefit, you must have met the minimum requirement for participation/attendance for each activity/receipt you are submitting for. Click on the link below for more details and to access the benefit forms for 2015. Please note, the forms can be completed online, then just print, sign and mail with the applicable attachments.

2015 Cigna Wellness Benefit FAQ & Reimbursement Forms

Although a log card is not needed in 2015, you still need to have met the participation/attendance criteria prior to submitting for your reimbursement. If you still wish to log your activities, click here for the Activity Tracking Sheet. This log is for your own tracking purposes and does not need to be submitted to Cigna.

New for 2015!

Beginning January 1, 2015, the Wellness Benefit reimbursement process will be simplified.  The 2015 Wellness Benefit Reimbursement Forms and more details can be found here.

  • An attestation form will replace the existing log card.  You will still need to have met the participation/attendance criteria PRIOR TO submitting for your reimbursement.
  • A new category will allow for submission of exercise classes that do not meet the 2 times a week for 10 weeks minimum criteria.  For classes that have a fixed start and end date (must be a minimum of 4-weeks long (e.g. 8-week FLIP class), you must attest to attending at least 75% of the classes.  For on-going exercise classes, you must attest to attending 10 classes within a 20-week period (e.g. drop in yoga class)
  • The Wellness Benefit is a taxable benefit beginning in 2015.  More details are listed below. 

What Can I Get Reimbursed For?

  • Fitness Facilities (includes full-service facilities with cardiovascular and strength training equipment, Yoga studios, Pilates studios, pool or tennis only facilities) 
  • Personal Training
  • Exercise-only classes (e.g. FLIP)
  • Sports club fees (e.g. running club, rowing club, basketball league)
  • Alpine Ski Lift Tickets/Season Pass
  • Cross Country Ski Tickets/Season Pass
  • Golf Greens Fees/Membership (must walk the course)
  • Race Fees
  • Health-promoting activity devices including pedometers, accelerometers, heart rate monitors and sports watches
  • Multi-week Workshops on topics such as weight management, stress management, and tobacco cessation
  • Weight Watchers at Work

The Wellness Benefit is a taxable benefit beginning in 2015.  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@dartmouth.edu.  

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

To find out more about your benefits, check the website of Dartmouth's Human Resources Department and don't forget to look for the latest news about benefits.

Last Updated: 7/30/15