The International Association for Health Coaches wants to make getting healthy more affordable and expand the accessibility of Health Coaches everywhere. That’s why we are working with United States Senators and Representatives to include “health coaching” as an allowable pre-tax expense in upcoming Health Savings Account expansion bills.
Every day we are inundated with unhealthy options, from the candy bar at the checkout counter to the coke in the office break room to the drive-through calling your name on the way home.
Eating healthy isn’t rocket science but it does take support, guidance, and knowledge.
Health Coaches are playing a significant role in reducing lifestyle-related chronic diseases and their work significantly reduces medical costs.
Unfortunately, those who make the choice to seek the guidance and support of a Health Coach must pay out of pocket for their services. Getting healthy should be incentivized, not penalized!
This policy improves access to health and wellness and lower the cost of a client's wellness expenses by expanding health savings accounts to include health coaching.
Among other things, these bills (when reintroduced) would allow people to pay for Health Coaches with their pretax income giving more people control over their personal health care spending to hire Health Coaches.
Set a precedent for the inclusion of Health Coaches in important national health initiatives and provide further evidence of the growing acceptance of Health Coaches.
Sign, send and share this petition.
Expand Health Coaching - Include this Valuable Service in Health Savings Accounts
Health Coaches work with their clients to make sizable shifts from unhealthy habits to sustainable habits for long-lasting health. Health Coaches are playing a significant role in reducing lifestyle-related chronic diseases and their work significantly reduces medical costs.
In the U.S. alone, $4 trillion will be spent on health care just this year. Sadly, only 2% goes towards prevention. The Health Savings Accounts improve access to health and wellness services and lower the cost of a client's wellness expenses by expanding health savings accounts and making them more consumer friendly.
Allowing these plans to pay for health coaching is an important and very positive step toward helping your constituents stay healthy and happy!
International Association for Health Coaches started this petition with a single signature, and now has 628 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.