The WHIP Act would prevent employees who are offered employer subsidized health club membership from paying a tax on the benefit. Current law imposes the income tax on the value of the membership or subsidy on the individual, unless the fitness center is on-site of the employer. Passing the WHIP Act would give Congress the opportunity to promote workplace fitness programs at all companies, large and small.
What's going on with WHIP?
The Workforce Health Improvement Program (WHIP) Act (S. 2296) was introduced into the 114th Congress by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) on November 18, 2015. IHRSA is working with our Congressional champions to reintroduce WHIP into the 115th Congress.