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Old 15.07.2010, 13:00
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Heath Insurance contributes to gym membership......

I sent my gym registration form to SANSAN and they confirmed that they will be paying CHF 200 towards my membership.


Just thought i would mention it, although most of you probably already know.


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Re: Heath Insurance contributes to gym membership......

Is this a general rule for health insurers to contribute to such expenses?

Asking as my insurer said they do not so it depends or are they simply not telling me the truth?
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Old 16.07.2010, 02:14
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Re: Heath Insurance contributes to gym membership......

I believe it would depend what policy one has and with whom.

The woman at the gym told me that some companies contribute up to CHF 600!!!

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Re: Heath Insurance contributes to gym membership......

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I believe it would depend what policy one has and with whom.

The woman at the gym told me that some companies contribute up to CHF 600!!!

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SWICA for instance covers up to CHF 800.00 towards your fitness centre subscription (they have their own list of approved gyms) with certain policies

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Old 16.07.2010, 08:30
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I believe it would depend what policy one has and with whom.

The woman at the gym told me that some companies contribute up to CHF 600!!!

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Yeah, mine (SWICA) is 500. Very nice - about 2 months worth of premium.
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Re: Heath Insurance contributes to gym membership......

anyone knows about Concordia?
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Re: Heath Insurance contributes to gym membership......

What about CSS?
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Re: Heath Insurance contributes to gym membership......

Does anyone know how long it takes for you to get the money from Swica when you have sent the registration papers?
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I sent my gym registration form to SANSAN and they confirmed that they will be paying CHF 200 towards my membership.


Just thought i would mention it, although most of you probably already know.
Sansan Pays gym memberships/classes when you join with someone on their approved list and you have a Sana prevention policy (CHF 50 a month for someone my age, kids around CHF 20 a month). They pay CHF 75% of the course up to a max of CHF 500, but limited to CHF 200 in each area. Relaxation is another area - so find someone they pay for through their website offering massages

They look my kid's kinderturnen teacher off their list
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Re: Heath Insurance contributes to gym membership......

Tayna,

I have SWICA and they covered up to CHF 800.00 towards my fitness centre subscription.It took less than a month for me to get the money.They are quite good with reimbursements.
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Re: Heath Insurance contributes to gym membership......

Hi,

does anybody know if ASSURA do the same?

Thanks..
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Old 04.11.2010, 11:01
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Re: Heath Insurance contributes to gym membership......

I discovered that CHF200 of my annual gym fee was refundable with an extra clause to my Helsana policy, which actually cost me CHF240 a year more.

I cancelled the extra cover and didn't claim the gym and gained CHF40 a year...
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Re: Heath Insurance contributes to gym membership......

Is this actually money given or does it just come out of the franchise?
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Old 08.02.2011, 06:18
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I discovered that CHF200 of my annual gym fee was refundable with an extra clause to my Helsana policy, which actually cost me CHF240 a year more.

I cancelled the extra cover and didn't claim the gym and gained CHF40 a year...
For my 500 I had to pay an extra 10 bucks a month, and I get other benefits like a private hospital room for those 10 bucks, so it seemed well worth it.

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Is this actually money given or does it just come out of the franchise?
They deposit the money in my account directly a week or two after I file.
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Old 08.02.2011, 09:23
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Re: Heath Insurance contributes to gym membership......

AFAIK the really expensive insurers - you know the ones you have to bend over for - "offer" such perks to their "respected" clients.

...paid for of course by the painful premiums.

You are usually better off going to another supplier for health insurance and paying for the gym yourself.
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For my 500 I had to pay an extra 10 bucks a month, and I get other benefits like a private hospital room for those 10 bucks, so it seemed well worth it.

They deposit the money in my account directly a week or two after I file.
Very true for Swica. However, this also means that your deductible for certain things are also higher. Eg., they don't pay the first Fr.500 of your massages... . I compared this to another company which gives Fr.200 for gym membership and no deductible whatsoever for massages. Swica sounded good at first but is actually Fr.200 more expensive in the end for someone who likes massages as well.
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Old 08.02.2011, 09:50
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Re: Heath Insurance contributes to gym membership......

http://www.fitness-neuchatel.ch/f/page/137/

This might help everyone to see if their health insurance will contribute.
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Re: Heath Insurance contributes to gym membership......

anyone has an idea 'bout EGK??

I check their website and here is what they said

" Ab 36 nachgewiesenen Trainingseinheiten übernehmen wir maximal CHF 360.– pro Kalenderjahr, höchstens aber den von Ihnen
bezahlten Gesamtbetrag. Bitte tragen Sie Ihre Trainingsdaten in der nachstehenden Liste ein und senden Sie uns diese zusammen
mit einer Kopie Ihres Vertrages.

Keine Kostenbeteiligung wird geleistet für: Trainings wie Gymnastik, Tanzstunden, Fitnessgymnastik, Rhythmik, Seniorensport,
Aerobic, Yoga, Step-Gym, New-Callanetics, Sauna, Dampfbad, Hallenbad und Theraplex-Training usw.
"

I am a little bit confused. If i understand it correctly this means that they did not contribute for gym but only training. what does it means?
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Re: Heath Insurance contributes to gym membership......

I believe that you get money back but its a catch as you have to take additional insurance for that and as well if you compare usually they are much more expensive then other ones.
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Re: Heath Insurance contributes to gym membership......

can anyone suggest a cheap premium that contributes the gym membership?
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