Healthy Living Essentials: Benefits

These exclusive benefits for Tufts Health Plan Medicare Preferred members include fitness, eyewear and weight management reimbursements, along with travel coverage and more.

$150 Wellness Allowance Fitness Reimbursement

Our Wellness Allowance benefit helps you lead a healthy lifestyle - and it pays you back. Members of a Tufts Medicare Preferred HMO plan can receive $150 (or $300 for our Saver Rx plan members) reimbursement each year1 for fees related to:

  • Membership in a qualified health or fitness club
  • Fitness classes such as yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, and aerobics
  • Nutritional counseling sessions
  • Participation in the Enhanced Wellness Program, including memory fitness activities
  • Matter of Balance program
  • Chronic Disease Self-Management program
  • Diabetes Workshop program
  • Healthy Eating for Successful Living program
  • Healthy IDEAs program
  • Powerful Tools for caregivers class
  • The Arthritis Foundation exercise program
  • Fit for your life activity program
  • AAA senior driving program
  • Licensed acupuncturists

$150 Eyewear Reimbursement

With our eyewear benefit, you can get up to $150 toward the full retail price, (not sale price) for one complete pair of prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses from a provider in the EyeMed network2. Or, get up to $90 toward the price for one complete pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses from a store not in the EyeMed network3. (Discounts cannot be combined).

What's EyeMed?

EyeMed Vision Care is the network we use to provide your eyewear benefit. The EyeMed network includes more than 26,000 eye care providers including national chains such as LensCrafters, Sears Optical, Target Optical, and JCPenney Optical. See your Provider Directory for a list of providers in the EyeMed network by town.

$150 Weight Management Program Reimbursement

Members of a Tufts Medicare Preferred HMO plan are also eligible for $150 rebate each year1 towards fees associated with weight management programs that include: 

  • Weight Watchers
  • Jenny Craig
  • Hospital-based weight loss programs

$0 Health Screenings

Getting regular screenings is one of the best ways to stay healthy. Screenings help find illness or disease before you start to see the signs and feel the symptoms. The copayment for many screenings is $0, these include:

  • Physical Exam
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Glaucoma Screening
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • And more

Travel Coverage

An important part of enjoying your next trip is knowing that you are covered for emergency and urgent care anywhere in the world. As a member of Tufts Medicare Preferred you do not need a referral from your primary care physician before getting emergency or urgent care. 

Here's the difference between emergency and urgently needed care:

  • A medical emergency is when you believe your health is in serious danger.
  • Urgently needed care is when you need medical care right away because of an illness, injury or unexpected condition -  but your health is not in serious danger.

If you receive emergency or urgent care when traveling you may need to pay out of pocket. Simply save your receipts, and call Customer Relations for reimbursement details4.


1. $150 is the total reimbursement amount each year (January 1 - December 31) whether used for a health club, fitness classes, nutritional classes, or wellness programs.

2. Get up to $150 towards the full retail price (not sale price) of one complete pair of prescription eyeglasses, or contact lenses once every calendar year from a provider in the EyeMed network, OR up to $90 from a store not in the EyeMed network (discounts can't be combined). Can be applied to complete pair of eyeglasses (lens, frames, & lens options) or contact lenses, but not both. $150 discount cannot be combined with any other discounted offer. Sale items excluded and cannot be combined with store discounts, coupons, or promotional codes.

3. The $90 out-of-network benefit cannot be combined with the $150 in-network benefit. Examples of out-of-network stores include national chains such as BJ's, Costco, and Walmart. You must file a request for payment to receive the $90. Please use the out-of-network vision services claim form. For more information, call EyeMed at 1-866-308-1863 (TDD/TTY 1-866-308-5375).

4. Reimbursement applies to emergency and urgent care situations only. You may be responsible for any copays that apply.

Resources & Tools

Drug Search

Use the drug search tools to find out if your drugs are covered and which tier they fall under on your plan type.

Find a Doctor

Find a doctor within your Tufts Health Plan Medicare Preferred HMO network or your Tufts Health Plan Senior Care Options network.

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