Making Physical Activity More Affordable

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The Personal Health Investment Today Act (PHIT) passed the House of Representatives for the first time in 2018 and was reintroduced in the House (H.R.1679) and Senate (S.680) in March 2019. 

  • Senate Bill 680

  • House Bill 1679

PHIT 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.


This act aim to make the healthy choice the easiest choice for family and individuals by amending the IRS definition of a medical expense to include exercise-based preventative expenses.


Qualified Activities Under The Act

  • Youth & Adult Sports League Fees

  • Health Club Membership Dues

  • Exercise Classes & Personal Trainers

  • Sports & Fitness Equipment (used exclusively for participation in physical activities)

  • Youth Camps

  • Pay-to-Play School Sports Fees

  • Organized Running Event Registration Fees

  • Martial Arts, Gymnastics & other Physical Activities

How You Can Help Pass The PHIT Act

  • Call your U.S. Congressperson - House of Representatives (202)-225-3121; Senate (202) 224-3121

  • Email your U.S. Congressperson. IHRSA, the organization spearheading this movement has made it easy to email your legislators with a pre-filled form at ihrsa.org/send-a-phit-letter

Want More Information?

PHIT Background Information

Infographic on Pass PHIT

Why Passing PHIT Makes Sense


Let's work together to help Americans save 20-30% on yearly physical activity expenses. #PassPHIT

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