Fallon Health encourages members to stay active during coronavirus quarantine with virtual fitness

Worcester, Mass., April 10, 2020 ― Fallon Health is encouraging members to continue exercising during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic through one of its benefits that can be accessed at home—and get reimbursed for doing so. 

The not-for-profit health care services agency is reminding commercial plan members that its popular It Fits! fitness reimbursement benefit*—one of the most flexible fitness benefits offered in Massachusetts—has options to help meet their wellness goals while social distancing. 

Members can use their annual reimbursement for streaming a wide range of instructor-led, on demand and live-streaming fitness programs and subscriptions (i.e.: Beachbody®, Peloton®, Daily Burn®, etc.). 

“During this unprecedented time, we are being asked to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For many, that takes them away from their usual exercise routine, such as going to the gym,” said Beth Helenius, Vice President of Sales at Fallon Health. “With this benefit, members are able to continue working out remotely. We are pleased to be able to offer reimbursement for a wide range of classes that will help them achieve their wellness goals.” 

With Fallon, eligible members can use It Fits! dollars toward any brand of new cardiovascular home fitness equipment purchased within the benefit year, including: 

  • Treadmills
  • Elliptical machines
  • Stair climbing machines
  • Stationary cycles 

 “At Fallon, we understand that COVID-19 has impacted many of our daily routines,” said Richard Burke, President and CEO of Fallon Health. “We are proud to offer a solution to our members who are looking to stay active. Some of these virtual classes also offer a chance to socialize with others while having a fun and beneficial workout from the comforts of home.”

* It Fits! may or may not be available as a benefit depending upon employer, plan and product.

Melissa Randall
Corporate Communications Manager, Fallon Health

About Fallon Health
Founded in 1977, Fallon Health is a leading health care services organization that supports the diverse and changing needs of those we serve. In addition to offering innovative health insurance solutions and a variety of Medicaid and Medicare products, we excel in creating unique health care programs and services that provide coordinated, integrated care for seniors and individuals with complex health needs. Fallon has consistently ranked among the nation’s top health plans and is accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for its HMO, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid products.