Sanford Health Plan Fitness Center Reimbursement

The NDSU Wellness Center participates in the Sanford Health Plan Fitness Center Reimbursement Program for faculty/staff members. The reimbursement program grants a $20 reimbursement for members who use the facility at least 12 times/month (reimbursements are taxable at 35%). All steps on the form must be completed by the last day of the respective month to be eligible for reimbursement that month. Members will not begin receiving credit until the form is submitted and all steps are properly completed.

Sanford Health Fitness Center Reimbursement Enrollment

All participating and prospective NDPERS members who wish to receive fitness center reimbursements will need to register their information on the Sanford Health Plan site.

  1. Go to or the Sanford Health app and log in to your account.
    1. Forgot your login information? Utilize the “Forgot your username or password?” link for assistance.
  2. From the Menu, select Portals and Links under the Insurance section.
  3. Select the Wellness Portal icon.
  4. You will now be logged in to the Dakota Wellness Program Dashboard.
  5. Select Health  Assessment and complete ALL sections.
  6. Once you take the assessment you will be able to view your results and risk areas.
  7. Complete the online enrollment for NICHA Rewards (see below). 

The Health Assessment must be completed annually after January 1st, following your initial signup.

If you would like assistance setting up your mySanfordHealthPlan online member account or taking the health assessment, call the Sanford Health Plan Member Services Team at (800) 499-3416.

  • Please note that after January 1st annually, NDPERS members will need to complete the Health Assessment with Sanford Health Plan to continue receiving their monthly gym credit. Members will not receive credits if this assessment is not completed. We will not back-enter visits if the assessment has not been completed.  

BCBS ND Health Club Credit Program

The NDSU Wellness Center is a participating member in the Blue Cross/Blue Shield of North Dakota Health Club Credit Program for affiliate and sponsored members. Effective 1/01/19, BCBS ND implemented a program change for all users. Please see for information.

Wellness Center members who enroll in the BCBSND Health Club Credit program are eligible to receive 2,700 points per month ($27 value).  Individuals must work out at least 12 days per month to receive their credit. (Only one visit per day will be counted.) A maximum of two (2) people - subscriber and spouse age 18 and older - can participate.

You MUST complete 3 steps in order to enroll in the BCBSND Health Club Credit program and to receive any BCBSND Wellness incentives. Upon enrolling, be prepared to provide the following:

NIHCA Rewards Reimbursement Enrollment

All members (Sanford and BCBS) must enroll on the NIHCA Rewards site to receive payment for their reimbursement. Failure to register will result in a reimbursement delay. You will need your health insurance card information and banking information.

  • Go to  and click “First Time Enrollment” under MEMBERS.
  • Select your insurance provider (Sanford Health Plan)
  • Search for your fitness center location by zip code (58102)
  • Select the NDSU Wellness Center and click “Enroll Online”
  • Follow all the custom prompts and instructions provided by the website to complete the enrollment process. 

*We will not back-enter visits if enrollment has not been completed.

    *All information must be submitted using the online portals for each respective registration.



    Merideth Sherlin
    Assistant Director of Membership & Marketing 


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