University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

Fit Choices (Medica)

Brief Overview

  • Earn 75 or 125 points: Exercise at least 8 times per month at a participating fitness center for six months to earn 75 points or 12 times per month for six months to earn 125 points.
  • Get Reimbursed: Visit a participating fitness center eight times per month and get reimbursed up to $20 per month.
  • Spouse/SSDP on UPlan: Your spouse or same-sex domestic partner covered by UPlan is also eligible to receive up to $20 per month reimbursement (up to $40 off your family plan) for visiting a participating fitness center eight times per month. They are also eligible to earn points towards premium reduction in 2015, however their contribution cannot exceed 100 points. 
  • Get started: Check out the list of participating fitness centers and get instructions about how to enroll.
  • Completion requirements: Exercise and be reimbursed for six months of participation by July 31, 2014, to accumulate 75 or 125 points.
  • Deadline to enroll: February 1, 2014
  • Deadline to complete: July 31, 2014
  • Eligibility: You must be a UPlan Medical Program member. Also, your spouse/same-sex domestic partner and adult child are eligible for reimbursement if they are UPlan Medical Program members.

Get Paid to Exercise

You have an added incentive to head to a fitness center. When you enroll in Fit ChoicesSM and exercise eight times per month, up to $20 per month of your membership dues can be returned to you.

New in 2013-2014: In addition to earning a monthly reimbursement (of up to $20) against your membership dues, you can also accumulate 75 points for your Wellness Points Bank when you exercise 8 times a month, or earn 125 points for exercising 12 or more times a month. The points are awarded when you have been reimbursed six times between October 1, 2013, and July 31, 2014. Reimbursements are provided by your participating fitness center in reduced membership fees. Some participating fitness centers have different reimbursement processes, see your fitness center for more information. 

How Does Fit Choices Work?

When you visit a participating fitness center eight times a month, the fitness center tracks your visits and sends a verification to Medica, the provider of Fit Choices. Your reward is reflected as a credit of up to $20 against your monthly dues, or it is deposited directly into your checking or savings account (depending upon how your fitness center administers the payment). A maximum of two members per household can be reimbursed through Fit Choices. Your reward generally takes approximately 60 days to process.

Enrollment in Fit Choices

The list of fitness centers in the Wellness Program’s network of participating facilities can be found on the Medica website. When your preferred fitness center is included in the Medica network, you sign up for Fit Choices at the place where you work out.

Important: If you chose a different Medica plan option during Open Enrollment this November, you are responsible for updating your Fit Choices account between January 1-15, 2014 with your new insurance information. This ensures that you continue receiving your $20 monthly reimbursements and Wellness Points. Follow these step-by-step instructions to update your account or enroll in Fit Choices.

Twin Cities campus: University Recreation and Wellness Center and St. Paul Gym
Follow step-by-step instructions and update account online or enroll.

Duluth campus: Recreational Sports Outdoor Program
Follow step-by-step instructions and register or update account online.

Morris campus: Regional Fitness Center
Contact the Regional Fitness Center to update account or enroll.

Local or Regional Facilities:
Please contact your preferred fitness facility for directions on how to update your account. A complete list of local and regional participating facilities can also be found on the Medica website

Program Contact Information


Start October 1, 2013, to earn points

for lower Premiums in 2015

Deadline to enroll: February 1, 2014
Deadline to earn 6-monthly $20 credits: July 31, 2014
Fit Choices dues reimbursement program (75 or 125 points)

Need assistance?

Wellness Points Bank:

  • StayWell HelpLine: 866-341-1170
  • Email:
  • 4-UOHR Phone Center:
    • 612-624-8647
    • 800-756-2363

Wellness Points Bank At-A-Glance

  • Check out the many activity options available on the Wellness Points Bank chart (pdf)
  • Find out more information in the Wellness Points Bank overview (pdf)