PHIT Would Make Physical Activity More Affordable 

    The Personal Health Investment Today Act (PHIT) has passed the House. It must now pass the Senate to become law. This bill will allow Americans to use flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and health savings accounts (HSAs) to pay for health club memberships, fitness equipment, exercise videos, and youth sports leagues. Currently, the IRS code only allows these accounts to be used for medical expenses like prescription medications and doctor visits. If passed, it will allow individuals to use up to $1,000 per year to cover these expenses and families to use up to $2,000 per year.

     

    PHIT will help Americans save 20-30% on yearly expenses related to physical activity.

    PHIT will make being physically active an easier financial choice for hard-working Americans.

    PHIT passed the House with bipartisan support, but needs your help to pass the Senate. Ask your Senators to #PassPHIT.

     

    FITNESS & SPORTS CONSUMERS WRITE TO CONGRESS
    FITNESS INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS WRITE TO CONGRESS

    "The PHIT Act would make it easier for Americans and their families to prioritize health and wellness – and hopefully save money on future doctor visits."

    - PHIT co-sponsor Senator John Thune (R-SD)

     

    About PHIT

      1. PHIT was introduced in Congress on March 1, 2017. On July 25, 2018, the House of Representatives passed the PHIT Act, and it is now in the Senate for consideration. See the full list of PHIT Sponsors at Why Pass PHIT!
      2. What does PHIT cost? PHIT was scored July 22, 2014 at an estimated $2.5 billion dollars over 10 years. There is ample evidence showing that this cost will be more than offset by health care savings derived from Americans becoming more active. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, America spends around $74 billion each year on physical inactivity-related medical costs.

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