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Reimbursement Specifications

How do you participate in the reimbursement program?

Any employee, spouse, or dependent (over 13 years) currently enrolled in Lucas County Benefits is eligible to participate. To schedule an appointment call a Health Coach at 419-213-2088/89. 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: A gym membership, weight loss program, 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 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 $400.00 for an individual contract and up to $600.00 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 the 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 fulfillment of the terms of the Lucas County Wellness Program Performance 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.  As a participant, you will be reimbursed 100% for weight loss medications for a maximum of six months in a lifetime under strict physician supervision.


Diabetes Case Management Program

This program consists of an initial education program and periodic sessions with any of the 20 local participating pharmacist or medical facilities.  Any employee, spouse or dependent (over 13 years) currently enrolled in the Lucas County Benefits can participate.  The cost is sixty dollars for the pharmacist for the initial intake and ten dollars for each follow up; paid 100% out of the employee prescription drug plan.  Diabetes nutrition education at various hospitals reimbursed 100% through the Wellness Program with approved documentation of compliance of a Wellness Program Performance Contract.