Dear PBA Members:
The board is excited to announce that we have partnered with Element3 Health (E3H) to offer a new benefit to members. Next month, we will launch the Club Reimbursement Program, a Medicare Advantage benefit that pays clubs like PBA for eligible, member activities.
Clubs like PBA that have partnered with E3H have described their offering as a “renewable funding” source that helps attract new members and keep existing members active, healthy, loyal and engaged. By partnering with them, PBA will be able to cover the membership dues for eligible members that participate in the program and raise funds to offset our operational expenses and support club activities for our members. The program was designed to offer a benefit that members want, namely free involvement in club activities. In the fierce competition for “wellness extra benefits,” Medicare Advantage plans are looking beyond gyms to find fitness benefits that members will find desirable.
With more than 30 years of experience in healthcare, innovation and business development, the E3H team is poised to change the landscape of healthy aging. Only E3H has developed a unique, comprehensive approach to addressing $75 billion in preventable healthcare spending and all three determinants of health - physical, social and mental activity – as we age.
Studies have shown that 1) physical inactivity has been identified as the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality. 2) Social connections are closely related to well-being and personal happiness; and, 3) The more mental stimulation we get, the more likely we are to hold on to better brain-function, even as we age.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE CLUB REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM?
PBA Members who are covered by one of Element3 Health’s Medicare Advantage plan partners, which includes United Healthcare the largest Medicare Advantage insurers, can participate in the Club Reimbursement Program and earn money for your club.
HOW DOES THE CLUB REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM WORK?
All you need to do is provide your six-month activity report (manually enter or upload from your Garmin, Wahoo, smart phone, smart watch, or other device that tracks your activities) and register with E3H. They will check eligibility. If you are already a member of one of the MA plans which partners with E3H, the MA plan will pay your club every time you participate in an activity. Activities can include:
- Rides: PBA, non-PBA (e.g., HH100, St. Jude's, Tour de Cure, Major Taylor, etc.), solo rides on the road or the trainer
- PBA meetings and events: monthly PBA social event, Annual Bike Build, Memorial and Labor Day picnics, board meetings
Eligible members can earn $1 per activity, up to $10 per month or $120 per year. This money will be paid to PBA in order to cover your monthly membership dues, raise funds to offset our operational expenses and support club activities for our members
IS MY PRIVACY PROTECTED?
Your privacy is important to E3H. E3H makes sure that your personal information remains safe and confidential in accordance with federal and state laws. Club members may be asked for; name, email address, mailing address, phone number, and health insurance ID number. This information is only used to confirm eligibility for the Club Reimbursement Program. We do not sell or rent personal identification information to others.
WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE?
To determine if you are eligible to take part in the Club Reimbursement program where you get paid to ride and help PBA offset our operational expenses and support club activities for our members, you will need to visit the PBA Member Registration Page. You will then be asked to register online Element3 Health will ask for your health plan ID number. This is ONLY used to check eligibility with the health plan. E3H will never share or sell your data.
For more information about the program and E3H, please check out the following Fact Sheet, Member FAQ, Privacy Statement and more about Element3 Health In The News.
WHAT DO I DO NEXT?
If you are ready to get started, follow the simple steps below. The entire registration process should take 10 minutes. Club members will need their health plan ID to determine eligibility (Step 2).
GET STARTED GO TO: PBA Member Registration Page
STEP 1: Report your six-month activity report to E3H.
STEP 2: Register on the E3H website to confirm eligibility
Thank you for your support of PBA!