Reimbursement Specifications


How do you participate in the reimbursement program?

Any employee, spouse or dependent (over 13 years), who are eligible and/or enrolled in Lucas County Benefits are eligible to participate. To schedule an appointment call a Health Coach at 419-213-2088. An appointment with a health coach takes around 20-30 minutes. The appointment includes: signing the contract, physical assessment, and general health questionnaire. Activities eligible for reimbursement include: Approved gym memberships, weight loss programs, smoking cessation, cardiac rehabilitation, prescription weight loss medication, or diabetes case management. Other activities may be eligible for reimbursement on a case by case basis. You, a Health Coach, and the County must approve these activities in advance. In order to receive reimbursement, you must also provide documentation of your attendance record and receipt of payment, after the duration of your contract.

Terms and conditions apply to each type of reimbursement. For more information, please contact the Health Coaches.

Health Club Membership/ Weight Loss Program

Upon successful completion of the Lucas County Wellness Program Contract, you are eligible for up to 50% reimbursement for the activity cost. For health club membership reimbursement, you must attend a minimum of 52 times in six months.

In addition to health club reimbursements, other exercise classes such as ZUMBA, Body Sculpting, Bootcamp, Pilates, and Yoga may also be eligible for reimbursement.

Health club memberships and/or weight loss programs may be combined for a maximum annual benefit of up to $400 for an individual contract and up to $600 for a family contract. (If you are signing a six month contract you are eligible for up to $200 per six months.) To be eligible for a family reimbursement, two members of your family (age 13 and over) must both sign contracts and both meet attendance requirements.

Smoking Cessation Program

The Wellness Program reimburses 100% of the cost of smoking cessation methods upon successful completion of the Lucas County Wellness Program Contract. Cessation methods can include: nicotine patches, nicotine gum, prescription nicotine replacement medication, hypnosis, and acupuncture.

You are eligible for reimbursement up to a two time maximum reimbursement of $195.00 per eligible person.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

Enrollees participating in Phase III and IV of an approved Cardiac Rehabilitation Program will be reimbursed at 100% of the program cost, upon successful completion/fulfillment of the Lucas County Wellness Program Contract. Reimbursement is not limited to the maximum amount of $400.00 covered per person each year.

Prescription Weight Loss Medications

Persons 60% over their ideal body weight (documented by a physician) are eligible to meet with a Health Coach once a month and develop a plan to encourage and participate in a lifestyle change. Upon successful completion of a Lucas County Wellness program Contract, enrollees will be reimbursed 100% for weight loss medications for a maximum of six months in a lifetime under strict physician supervision.

Nutrition/Diabetes/Weight Management Program

Any employee, spouse or dependent (over 13 years) currently enrolled in Lucas County Benefits can participate.  Diabetes, nutrition, and weight management education provided through any one of the various hospitals may be reimbursed 100% through the Wellness Program with approved documentation of compliance of a signed Lucas County Wellness Program Contract.