ActiveFit™ - FAQ

Program Info | App Troubleshooting

Eligibility | Incentives | Gym Activities

Self-Reporting Activities | Managing Facilities

SmartWalking | Walgreens


PROGRAM INFO

What is ActiveFit?
The ActiveFit app provides a mobile companion to the member portal allowing users to:
  • Activity tracking for gym activities and steps
  • Management of your fitness facilities
  • Access to incentive payment information
  • Motivational messaging to keep your workouts on track


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Does it cost me anything to download ActiveFit?
No. There are no fees to download ActiveFit. To leverage the app and receive incentives, you must be enrolled in a participating insurance plan offering the program. If you utilize a gym, you must have a current membership.

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How do I contact Advanta Member Services?
You can contact Advanta Member Services at MemberServices@AdvantaHealth.com or (201) 351-7850, extension 1, Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm Eastern Time.

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Can I delete the ActiveFit app at any time?
Yes. There is no obligation to keep ActiveFit on your mobile phone. However, keep in mind that once deleted, the app will no longer track your activities and some program data may be lost. If you are using ActiveFit, your attendance data is directly transmitted to your account. You will be able to see your activity history, payment information and more on your smartphone. If you are not using ActiveFit, you will be able to view your activity history in the member portal.

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APP TROUBLESHOOTING

What technical requirements are there to use ActiveFit?
At the present time, ActiveFit is only supported by iPhone 5 and above with IOS 8 or above. If you use an Android device, your Android device must be version 4.3.1 or higher to use ActiveFit.

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Do I have to have GPS and Bluetooth enabled on my smartphone?
Yes. ActiveFit relies on geofencing technology to track your gym activities. In order to effectively track these activities, you will need to have Bluetooth and GPS location services enabled on your smartphone. To enable these, follow the steps in your smartphone's settings.

Instructions for iPhone Users
  • Location Services: Settings > General > Location > Enable “ALWAYS ON”
  • Bluetooth Service: Settings > General > Bluetooth > Enable "ON"

Instructions for Android Users
  • Location Services: Settings > Privacy > Location Services > Select “ON” on the top of your screen
  • Bluetooth Service: Settings > Select Wireless & Networks > Tap “Bluetooth”


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Why did the app log me out?
Following an update to the app or operating system or after loss of power due to the battery dying or the phone being turned off, the app may require you to log in. If you need assistance with logging in, a link on the login screen is provided to enable you to reset your password.

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ELIGIBILITY

My spouse and or dependents are on my insurance plan, can they also use ActiveFit?
Eligible family members 18 years are older, may participate in the program. To enroll your eligible family members online, follow these steps:
  • Visit the online enrollment portal
  • Enter the information from your insurance card and your family member’s birthday
  • In Step (3) of the registration process, you will need to enter a different email address than the one you provided for your own registration
  • Continue to follow the prompts to complete enrollment

Once their enrollment is complete, your family members will be able to download ActiveFit from the App Store or Google Play store and log in with the user name and password that was set up in Step 3 of their enrollment.



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What if I disenroll or am no longer eligible for the program?
Eligibility for the program is based on members remaining enrolled in an eligible health plan, and on your health insurance provider offering the fitness incentive program. If, at any time, your insurance provider cancels the program, you will be notified and no further incentives will be earned.

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INCENTIVES

How many activities per day count towards my incentive goal?
You will receive credit for a maximum of one (1) activity per day. Additional activities occurring within the same day are not counted towards incentive goals.

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When should I expect my incentive?
Your incentive will be credited to your account within 60 days following each month you reach your incentive goal. Typically, payments are paid near the end of the month, and you will receive an email when incentives are issued. In some cases, depending on your paper bank statement cutoff date, the credit may not appear until the following month.

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How can I check my incentive credits?
Your payment history is available in your ActiveFit app. To access your payment history:
  • Open ActiveFit,
  • Select the “Menu” button and
  • Select “Payments”


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Why did I receive a partial payment as my first incentive credit?
Your start date for the program will either be the 1st or the 15th of a month depending on the date you register for the program. If your start date is the 15th of a given month, your first goal and incentive will be based on half a month (50% incentive for 50% of monthly goal). Thereafter, your usage and incentive will be based on a full month (e.g. August).

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Why did I not receive an incentive for a particular month?
There are a number of reason why an incentive might not be paid.
  • You did not achieve the required number of activities for the month. The monthly required “goal” is visible on your Activities screen.
  • You had activities that were rejected because the facility was not a verified facility on your account or the activity occurred on a day when another activity had already been awarded. Only one accepted activity is allowed per day and it must be at a facility in your verified clubs list.
  • You had sufficient activities but some remained pending or unverified. Activities must be verified if they are self-reported.
  • The month closed prior to receipt of necessary verification from your club. Advanta Health proactively follows up with clubs that are slow to report but we cannot guarantee they will submit reports in a timely manner


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How do I update my incentive payment account?
Your incentives are processed exclusively to your checking or savings account. To update your account on file,
  • Log into your online Member Portal
  • Click “Payment Account”
  • Tap “Edit” and update any applicable information, and
  • Click “Save”


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GYM ACTIVITIES

Why are activities not recording automatically for me?
Common reasons why activities may not record automatically are:
  • Location/GPS, Bluetooth and/or data are not enabled properly for the App
  • Smartphone not present or not powered on during the activity
  • Not logged into ActiveFit App at time of the activity
  • Fitness facility is not a verified facility in your profile
  • Current eligibility status doesn't allow activities to be accepted


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I checked my location and Bluetooth settings, but activities still don’t record.
Some facilities are located in areas where geolocations technology cannot get an accurate “fix” on the location. Advanta Member Services can verify the placement of the geofence “hotspot” for your facility is accurate. You can contact Advanta Member Services at MemberServices@AdvantaHealth.com

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Can I obtain verified activities from multiple facilities?
You may have multiple verified facilities associated with your account, however only one activity per day is counted towards your incentive.

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Can I attend a facility that is not in my verified facilities list?
No, if you attend a facility which does not appear in your verified facilities list, it will be rejected automatically by the system as an invalid activity.

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How are my activities captured by ActiveFit at my fitness facility?
Advanta uses geofencing technology to create a “hot spot” surrounding your facility. ActiveFit will trigger an activity when you enter the geofence. For best results, open ActiveFit and ensure your locations services (GPS) are enabled before you enter.
Your normal facility check-in process (for example scanning your facility membership card) will not result in an activity recorded in ActiveFit. If your facility is located in an area where geofencing technology is unreliable, we may place a beacon as an alternate method of automatically tracking your activities. The beacon uses Bluetooth technology to determine your presence at the gym.

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I'm checking in every time at my fitness facility, why aren't activities recording automatically?
Please see above, since ActiveFit uses geofencing technology, your facility check-in process will not result in a activity recorded in ActiveFit.

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How long does it take before my activity records in ActiveFit
Generally, your activity will be recorded and accepted by the end of your workout. This time can vary depending on the geographical location of your facility and other technical barriers which may be out of our control. Don’t worry. If your activity does not register, you can self-report your activity through the app.

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If I chose to have my attendance tracked with ActiveFit during enrollment must I bring my smartphone into the facility?
Yes. You will need to bring your smart phone into the facility in order for your activity to be recorded.

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What happens if I forget to bring my smartphone to the facility?
If you forget to bring your smartphone to your facility, you have the option to self-report your missing activities to Advanta. Advanta does reserve the right to verify your self-reported activities. In some cases, we will be able to check with the facility in other cases you may need to provide a printout from the facility of your attendance for verification.

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Do I have to open the ActiveFit app prior to entering my facility?
Yes. You will be required to open ActiveFit on your smartphone prior to entering your facility. Please always ensure that your GPS location services and Bluetooth are enabled to ensure your activity is recorded.

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I just installed ActiveFit, why are my activities are not tracking?
Please note that ActiveFit functionality will be fully enabled on your program start date. Until your start date, the application will not allow access to activity functions, as below, and in some cases may cease functioning if you attempt to use functions that have not been enabled.

Until your start date:
  • Download ActiveFit
  • Review your profile information and app settings
  • Review the program’s Privacy Policy and EULA


On your start date, the following application functions will engage:
  • Activity tracking
  • Self-reporting
  • SmartWalking
  • Payment History


You will receive a confirmation of your start date in an email which will be sent to the email address associated with your account.

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Is there a duration requirement for a activity to count?
Yes, your activity must be at least 20 minutes to be accepted as a verified activity.

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How is activity duration determined?
The duration of your activity is determined by the app periodically rechecking your smartphone’s position after you have crossed the geofence boundary or triggered a facility beacon. If you remain within the same geofence/beacon area for at least 20 minutes, a activity is verified by the system.

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SELF-REPORTING ACTIVITIES

How do I self-report an activity?
To self-report your activity:
  • Open ActiveFit
  • Open the “Menu”
  • Select “Self-Reporting”
  • Tap on the date you would like to self-report
  • Enter the “Time and “Time Spent”
  • Click “Submit for review”


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Why is my activity showing as pending?
If you self-report a activity after you have left the facility or the app cannot confirm your location, your activity is set into a pending status for verification. If your facility provides usage reports, your pending activities are verified when your facility submits their monthly usage report (typically after the end of the month). In some cases, Advanta may ask you to submit a usage summary directly from your facility to verify a self-reported activity. If you self-report a current activity while at your facility (for example, you self-report a activity for January 14th, on January 14th while at your verified facility) the activity will be automatically verified and accepted.

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MANAGING FACILITIES

Can I add or remove facilities in my account?
Yes, you may designate multiple facilities in your account. Only the activities to facilities that you designate will be recorded and accepted. The first facility you designate becomes your primary facility. Your primary facility can only be managed from the member portal. Non-primary verified facilities can be managed either from the mobile app or the member portal.

To add or remove facilities from the ActiveFit app:

Add an additional facility: Open ActiveFit Menu > Map > Tap on your facility > Add Club
Remove a facility: Open ActiveFit Menu > Tap on a date > Manage My Facility > Toggle off

To add or remove facilities from the Member Portal:

  • Login to the Member Portal
  • Select “My Verified Clubs”
  • To add a facility: Search by zip code, click on the facility icon and select “Add club”
  • To delete a facility: Locate the facilities you would like to remove under “Approved Clubs” and click the delete button on the left

Please note: If you would like to update your primary fitness facility, you will need to log into your member portal.

To update your primary fitness facility:
Log in to your portal > Find another facility > select facility and follow prompts. You will receive a confirmation email upon completion.


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How do I find a participating fitness facility?
To find a participating fitness facility:
  • Open your ActiveFit app
  • Select “Maps” from the drop down menu
  • Search the network of participating facilities by zip code


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How can I change my primary fitness facility?
To change your Primary Facility:
  • Go to your Member Portal
  • Click the "Log In Here" button on the top right
  • Enter the email address and password associated with your account
  • Under Helpful Links select "Find Another Facility"
  • Search by zip code, and finally
  • Click on "Select a Facility" to choose or nominate your Preferred Facility


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What if I am already a member of a fitness facility that is not listed?
If you attend a fitness facility that is not listed on our map, you may nominate that location for inclusion in ActiveFit. Please allow up to seven business days for Advanta to screen your nominated fitness facility. As long as it meets our standard facility criteria, we will approve the location and notify you that you can begin using the mobile app. To nominate a fitness facility:
  • Log into your online Member Portal
  • Select “Find Another Facility”
  • Select “Click Here”
  • Fill out the contact information for your desired club
  • Click “Submit”


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What if I don’t currently have a fitness facility membership?
You can search participating facilities:
  • Open your ActiveFit app
  • Select “Maps” from the drop down menu
  • Search the network of participating facilities by zip code.


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SMARTWALKING

How do I setup my health app with SmartWalking?
The following document contains step-by-step instructions for connecting Fitbit®, Google Fit™ and Apple® Health to SmartWalking. Instructions for setting up health apps.

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How do I ensure all my steps are captured in ActiveFit?
ActiveFit obtains your step information from the health app you are using (Apple® Health, Google Fit™ or Fitbit®) whenever you open the home screen of ActiveFit. You may see differences in steps between your health app and ActiveFit depending upon how frequently your data is being synchronized and if our system has completed its verification process.

With A Wearable
If you have a wearable fitness device tied to a compatible health app (Google Fit, Apple® Health, Fitbit®), make sure you synchronize the device with your health app on your phone first. Please check your wearable’s website for specific instructions on how to synchronize your device.
Once synchronization is complete, open ActiveFit home screen and then navigate to the SmartWalking screen to view the steps from your health app in ActiveFit.

Without A Wearable
If you do not use a wearable and steps are not matching, open your health app and then open the ActiveFit app home screen. This will enable the health app to update before ActiveFit attempts to retrieve the information.

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Why don’t the steps in my wearable/health app match what I see in ActiveFit App?
Accuracy in step data requires your health app is synchronized for ActiveFit to receive accurate steps. If you have a wearable device it must be synchronized with your health app since steps are not obtained from the wearable itself. Verifying accurate steps in your health app before opening the ActiveFit home screen will ensure data is updated and accurate.

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What should I do if steps don't appear accurately after 24 hours?
After verifying the steps appear properly in your health app, contact Member Services at memberservices@horizonbfit.com so we can troubleshoot any issues you may encounter.

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Why do I have less steps in ActiveFit than I think I should?
The validation of steps involves a number of check points. This process is typically finished within 24 hours when our final overnight validation is completed. If you continue to see discrepancies, please try the synchronization process above or contact our member services team at memberservices@horizonbfit.com

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Is ActiveFit compatible with other health apps (Garmin®, Android Wear, etc.)?
Currently ActiveFit is compatible with Google Fit™, Apple® Health and Fitbit®. Other health apps may offer compatibility with Google Fit™ and Apple® Health. We recommend checking the specific health app’s website to determine if your health app can send data to one of these other apps. We are in a continual state development to improve and expand the ActiveFit offering and will alert members should integrations with new health apps become available.

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How can I change the permissions I gave to ActiveFit from my health app?
Permission settings must be changed through your health app’s settings:
  • Fitbit®– Visit Fitbit.com – Account Settings > Applications
  • Apple® Health – open Apple® Health app > Sources > ActiveFit
  • Google Fit™ – open Google Fit™ app > Profile > Manage Connected Apps


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Can I manually enter steps or self-report steps if I forget to wear my device or carry my phone?
No, ActiveFit accepts only device recorded steps from an approved health app. Self-reported and manually added steps are not accepted by ActiveFit. We strongly recommend that you report any discrepancies to Member Services at memberservices@horizonbfit.com so we can troubleshoot any issues you may encounter.

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Do I have to share all my health app information with the ActiveFit App?
No, when you configure your health app to share data with ActiveFit, you can choose to not share specific information. We recommend sharing steps, at a minimum, to ensure you get credit for all the healthy choices you are making.

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Do I have to use the SmartWalking feature?
No, SmartWalking is an optional feature of ActiveFit, however it is required for using other features such as the Walgreens Balance® Rewards program.

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Do I have to have a fitness wearable device to participate in SmartWalking?
No, you can connect your health app account and track steps using your smartphone. This will require that you are using either Google Fit™ or Apple® Health with your smartphone and that your smartphone has the ability to track step activity. Your smartphone must be with you to track step activity.

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Can I change my wearable/health app settings?
Yes, you can update your device/app in the settings screen of the ActiveFit app. We recommend you make this change at the end of the day after you have synchronized your steps completely. Once the health app permissions are changed, you will not be able to synchronize any steps for the previous health app.

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What if I have two health app accounts?
You will need to choose one account to link to ActiveFit.

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How does SmartWalking work?
The ActiveFit SmartWalking feature allows you to connect your online health app information to your ActiveFit account enabling you to see step-related data in your ActiveFit app.

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How do I know if my wearable device is compatible with ActiveFit?
ActiveFit is configured to work with Fitbit®, Apple® Health and Google Fit™ accounts. If your wearable device uses one of these platforms, you can connect it to ActiveFit with a few easy steps.

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Do my steps count as verified activities?
Participation in SmartWalking is determined by the group, if you do not see SmartWalking as an option in the ActiveFit navigation, your group is not currently offering this program.

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How many steps are required to achieve an approved activity?
The number of steps required is defined by your group, details are available on the About page of the Member Portal and the app.

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WALGREENS

How does the ActiveFit App work with Walgreens Balance® Rewards for healthy choices program?
Steps tracked in your ActiveFit account are submitted nightly to your Walgreens Balance® Rewards account. Walgreens converts the steps into rewards points per their defined point system. ActiveFit does not have access to your Walgreens Balance® Rewards account or information such as your points balance. Points must be redeemed at Walgreens.

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Why do I need to provide my Walgreens Balance® Rewards username/password?
ActiveFit needs your permission to send your steps to your Walgreens Balance® Rewards account. By logging into your Balance® Rewards account, you are giving Walgreens permission to provide a token to the ActiveFit App, allowing ActiveFit to send them your steps. Tokens are valid for 45 days. Tokens do not provide ActiveFit with access to any Walgreens Balance® Rewards account information.

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Are my steps still eligible for the ActiveFit program?
Yes, your steps still count towards your ActiveFit participation.

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I cannot remember my Walgreens Balance® Rewards username/password
ActiveFit does not have access to your Walgreens Balance® Rewards account information. Please visit the Walgreens site or call 1–800–925–4733 for assistance.

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Why are some days missing steps?
If you do not synchronize your health app with SmartWalking regularly, you may see days with no steps, or less steps than you believe should be reported. Walgreens accepts activity for the previous 7 days. ActiveFit checks your recorded steps for the past 7 days and sends any changes to Walgreens. If you have a day that was not reported which is outside the 7-day window, the steps will be rejected by Walgreens. We recommend synchronizing your health app every few days to ensure you don’t lose credit for any steps.

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My Walgreens in-app coupons aren't working. What do I do?
The Walgreens paperless coupon feature is managed by Walgreens. Please visit the Walgreens site or call 1–800–925–4733 for assistance.

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Why am I being asked to confirm participation again?
Walgreens requires that we ask you to confirm continued participation in the program every 45 days. Providing this confirmation allows us to continue sending your steps to your Walgreens Balance® Rewards account.

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How many points does Walgreen award for steps?
Please visit Walgreens Balance® Rewards for details on how Walgreens awards points.

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