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Management Benefits Fund > Health Club Reimbursement


What is the Member Health Club Reimbursement Program?
What is the purpose of the program?
When am I eligible to receive reimbursement?
How do I receive reimbursement?
Is there a time limitation for submitting claims?
What is considered "proof of payment?"
How do I obtain a claim form?
How much is the benefit?
Is the benefit taxable?
What type of facility must I belong to in order to receive reimbursement?
What types of exercises are needed to become physically fit?



What is the Member Health Club Reimbursement Program?
This program will reimburse Management Benefits Fund (MBF) active and retired members for participation in a supervised cardiovascular fitness program at a health club.

The member's spouse/domestic partner are eligible for this benefit, after having completed six months of exercise. Other dependents are not eligible for this benefit.

Learn more about this benefit

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What is the purpose of the program?
The goal is to stress the life-long benefits of exercise.

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When am I eligible to receive reimbursement?
You qualify for reimbursement after exercising a minimum of five times a month for six consecutive months.

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How do I receive reimbursement?
You and your spouse/domestic partner must each complete and submit an MBF Member Health Club Reimbursement Program Claim Form and proof of payment from the health club every six months. Send both to:

Management Benefits Fund
40 Rector Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10006

Download the Health Club Reimbursement Claim Form (PDF)

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Is there a time limitation for submitting claims?
In order to be considered for payment, claims must be submitted within 24 months of the claim period ending date.

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What is considered "proof of payment?"
Proof of payment includes:

  • Health Club contract
  • Payment receipts
  • Letters on company (health club) stationary or letterhead

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How do I obtain a claim form?
You can download a claim form here or call the Fund's Administrative Office at (212) 306-7290.

Download the Health Club Reimbursement Claim Form (PDF)

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How much is the benefit?
After each six-month period, reimbursement up to $250 will be issued to the member or both the member and the member’s spouse/domestic partner (if participating).

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Is the benefit taxable?

Yes. The benefit is considered taxable income to the MBF member only in the year in which it is received. The benefit amount will be added only to the MBF member's Form W-2, regardless of whether the spouse/domestic participates in the program.

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What type of facility must I belong to in order to receive reimbursement?
Your health club must meet the MBF definition of an approved Health Club.  Prior to participating, MBF recommends that you consult with your own physician, who will help you decide on an appropriate exercise program for you.

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What types of exercises are needed to become physically fit?
The American College of Sports Medicine identifies three areas of importance in a successful exercise program - aerobic activity, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility.

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Find out more from the American College of Sports Medicine

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