Bupa Health Management benefits include gym memberships and personal training.
To help manage your client’s health, Bupa provide a benefit towards some of the costs of gym memberships and personal training delivered by AUSactive recognised providers. These benefits are available to Bupa members on the following health insurance products:
Corporate Everyday Extras
Corporate Mid Extras
Corporate Advanced Extras
Corporate Total Extras
Eligibility criteria, yearly limits, waiting periods, fund and policy rules apply.
Gym fees and personal training fees are only claimable when the exercise program is designed to address or improve a specific diagnosed health or medical condition – for example, arthritis. To claim, a health professional such as a GP, medical specialist or exercise physiologist must complete the Health Management Gym and PT Medical Form on your client’s behalf. Bupa will only pay benefits for AUSactive recognised Gyms and Personal Training providers.
Face to Face personal training sessions.
AUSactive personal trainers and businesses are recognised by Medibank. Face-to-face Personal Training Sessions provided by approved AUSactive personal trainers who have a Certificate IV (or above) qualification, or equivalent, in Fitness are claimable by eligible Medibank My Choice Extras Support or Medibank My Choice Extras customers who are managing a health condition identified by a health practitioner.
nib Healthier Lifestyle Benefits Program.
AUSactive personal trainers and businesses are recognised by nib to provide personal training sessions and gym memberships to nib members on selected extras covers to manage existing health conditions identified by health practitioner.
All trainers must have: Certificate lV in Fitness or above, current CPR, First Aid and current AUSactive registration.
RT Health Top and Smart Extras
A benefit for gym membership is payable where the gym is registered with AUSactive and a letter of recommendation from a Medical Practitioner, Medical Specialist, Podiatrist, Dietitian, Exercise Physiologist, Physiotherapist, Osteopath, Chiropractor, Occupational Therapist or Psychologist stating the medical reason the member needs to attend the gym and supplied together with a gym membership receipt. The letter will be valid for 12 months, after which a new letter will be requested before further claims can be paid.
All AUSactive Personal training invoices must display:
- Client name
- ABN & Australian business address of Personal Trainer.
- RT Health provider number is your AUSactive Personal Trainer membership number.
- Details of service provided (e.g 30 minute personal training session).
All AUSactive business membership or class invoices, must display:
- Client name
- Business name
- ABN and Australian address of the exercise facility
- Your RT Health provider number is your AUSactive business membership number and must be displayed
- Details of service used (e.g. 45min weight training, cardio equipment, classes).
Westfund Health Management Programs
Eligible Westfund members are entitled to a benefit towards personal training sessions and gym memberships provided by registered AUSactive personal trainers and businesses*.
If eligible, a Medicare Registered Practitioner is required to complete a Health Management Declaration Claim Form detailing the specific health condition being treated.
Westfund members can access a copy of their policy summary via the Westfund App or via Members Online. The Policy Summary will provide detailed information on benefit entitlements and any limits that apply. Download a copy of Westfund’s Health Management Declaration Claim Form here.
*Annual limits, waiting periods and additional claiming criteria apply. Learn more here.
Bupa pays benefits towards personal training sessions at a Bupa recognised provider for eligible customers under our Health Management program, which is designed to support the treatment, palliation or amelioration of a diagnosed health condition or conditions. We require our customers to provide a signed authorisation from a customer’s doctor or approved allied health provider confirming the customer’s need to undertake exercise.