UC Employee Membership Reimbursement Program
UC employees who are members of Campus Recreation are eligible to receive a $26.66-a-month reimbursement for membership fees. This pilot program rewards members for using the Campus Recreation facilities at least eight (8) days per month.
To be eligible for the membership reimbursement program, you must:
- Be a benefits-eligible employee of the University of Cincinnati
- Be a current, primary Campus Recreation member
- Complete an initial health assessment
- Complete a follow-up health assessment at six months
Only a primary UC employee membership is eligible for reimbursement.
- Open Enrollment: you can join this program at any time by visiting the Member Services desk at either the Campus Recreation Center or the Fitness Center @ CARE/Crawley.
Individuals will be required to check-in at Member Services for their workout at the Campus Recreation Center (CRC) or Fitness Center at CARE/Crawley (FC) at least eight (8) days each month to receive reimbursement. Only one check-in per day will count towards the total days.
Monthly $26.66 reimbursements will appear on a qualifying members' paycheck. There will be a delay between the month during which a member exercises and the month in which he or she receives the reward. For example, members completing the required number of visits in February will have their participation validated in March and will have their paycheck credited in late March (March 31 for monthly paid employees, and second March paycheck for biweekly paid employees). If a member fails to visit eight days during a month, the payment of future rewards will adhere to this schedule as well.
The membership reimbursement ($26.66 per applicable month) provided by the university constitutes taxable income, and will be subject to federal, state and local taxes applicable in each employee’s situation.
All participants in the program will be required to do an initial health assessment upon sign-up and a follow-up health assessment at 6 months. All assessments are provided for free by Campus Recreation staff. Any participant who does not receive the follow-up health assessment will stop receiving reimbursement until the assessment is completed. There will be no retroactive reimbursement.
Information collected during the health assessment will include: birth date, gender, exercise frequency, smoking status, height, weight, blood pressure, heart rate, body fat percentage and BMI.
This information will be collected by Campus Recreation Staff and stored within the member management software.
Assessment information will be presented in aggregate to university officials to help determine if the pilot program will continue. Individual data will not be shared with anyone outside of Campus Recreation staff. All participants agree to the release of this information to the university as stated above.
Schedule Your Health Assessment
To schedule an initial health assessment, please stop in or call the Member Services desk:
Campus Recreation Center (West Campus): 513-556-0604
- Appointments will be available during most operating hours, please call to check availability and schedule
Fitness Center @ CARE/Crawley (East/Medical Campus): 513-558-0604
- Mondays 6:30 – 8:30 a.m.
- Tuesdays 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 5 – 6 p.m.
- Wednesdays 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Please bring your UC ID with you and plan to arrive early to complete paperwork. Anticipated time for completion of assessment is 15-30 minutes.