What is the PHIT Act?
The Personal Health Investment Today Act (PHIT Act) (S.680, H.R.1679) is a bipartisan piece of legislation currently making its way through Congress that will allow the use of Pre-Tax Medical Accounts, such as Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) or Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), to reimburse physical activity expenses.
The PHIT Act will allow individuals to have more control and empowerment over their health.
What does the PHIT Act cover?
As the law stands today, Pre-Tax Medical Accounts can only be used for medical expenses that are not covered by a health insurance plan. However, once the PHIT Act is passed, that money can be used to cover physical activity expenses such as: youth and adult sports league fees, health club memberships, youth camps, exercise classes, personal trainers, sports and fitness equipment and more.
"I strongly believe in personal responsibility and individual choices and recognize that when it comes to decisions about fitness and other preventive health routines, cost can be prohibitive for some families. Investing in preventive health is one way Congress can encourage people to make healthier choices and get active, which would help reduce the risk of costly – and sometimes deadly – chronic conditions, like obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and more."
PHIT Act Co-Sponsor, Senator John Thune (R-SD)
Support the PHIT Act and help spread the word by contacting your local state representatives whether by email, phone or letter and ask them to support the passage of the PHIT Act. Engage with the PHIT Act campaigns on social media by using the hashtag #PHITAct to help spread awareness among your local community.
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