From 2018, you can also use your bonus rewards for lots of additional services and activities that promote good health, such as your favourite sporting activity and a number of other health services that until now we were not permitted to reimburse. The benefit here is that we are not required to report the reimbursements for these types of services and activities to the tax office, as opposed to direct bonus payments that we do have to report.
You can use your bonus from the SBK Bonus Scheme for the following additional services and activities from 2018 onwards:
- Private invoices for acupuncture
- Private invoices from alternative practitioners offering Hufeland therapy. (The Hufeland list of services includes special therapies such as natural treatment methods, bioelectric methods or traditional Chinese medicine.)
- Invoices from opticians, pharmacies, online shops selling glasses and contact lenses for improved vision
- Class fees for first-aid courses (including those taken for driving licences)
- Invoices for fitness trackers, such as the Apple Watch
- Contribution invoices for additional hospital and nursing care insurance
- Invoices for sports and fitness equipment (not including sports clothing and shoes), such as cycling helmets, hiking and Nordic walking sticks, swimming goggles, balls, mats, bands for stretching exercises, skipping ropes, inline skates, roller skates, cross trainers, trampolines, table tennis or badminton rackets and much more
- Fees for sports, fitness and health classes, including online classes, such as health apps that offer online prevention or fitness building classes
- Private invoices for dental treatment (for dentures and fillings, but not for professional teeth cleaning, as this already earns a bonus reward in your health file)
- Private invoices for sports exams, personalised healthcare services and general anaesthesia
Please note that invoices for the aforementioned services must be dated 2018 or later.