A partnership between NDA and Grouper allows for anyone with a qualifying health plan that is 65+ to be reimbursed for your premium membership dues!

Being outdoors and being connected with people with common interests is an important part of staying healthy at all stages of life, and research is telling us that it is even more important as we get older. In comes Grouper who works with Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans to cover membership dues in outdoor recreation focused organizations like NDA, so you can focus on what you love and staying healthy.

All you need to do to be reimbursed is fill out the application form at this link. In just a few minutes you will be on your way to verifying if your current plan includes the Grouper social benefit. If it does, you will receive a yearly check to cover your NDA membership. As an introductory bonus, you'll also get a free $10 Amazon gift card!


  1. Get your annual membership dues covered for your passion hobby!
  2. Staying active in groups like the NDA has shown positive impacts on your health.
  3. Keep us posted on your outdoor and social fitness to earn bonus benefits all year

Research shows that joining groups like NDA improves our mental, physical and social health. It’s called “Social Fitness,” and it is a no brainer for any NDA member. Let your health plan reward you for something you already knew, hunting and conservation is good for your health.

If you have questions about this benefit please see the FAQs below for a list of common questions. If you need help signing up or have other questions, please call (833) 205-2434 or email nda@hellogrouper.com.


Get your Membership Dues paid by Grouper

Grouper is a radically beneficial new form of healthcare. On the surface it’s simple - you get covered by your health plan for having fun with friends. But we are more than that. We are encouraging healthy living through activities that build meaningful social connections and shared experiences.

Below are some of the common questions we get about the Grouper social benefit. If you have something not listed below, our friendly Member Engagement Team at Grouper is here to help. Give them a call at (833) 205-2434 or email them at nda@hellogrouper.com.

What is Grouper and how does it work?

Grouper is your gateway to vibrant social connections. Seamlessly working with health plans to cover membership dues, ensuring you can unlock the benefits of 'Social Fitness,' contributing to improved mental, physical, and social well-being.

Wait, who is Element3 Health?

Element3 Health is our prior name and has evolved into Grouper. This transition helps align our name with our mission: fostering long and joyful lives through meaningful connections. The change reiterates our dedication to guiding others in realizing the transformative impact of group interactions on overall well-being.

Why did NDA partner with Grouper?

This partnership opens doors for eligible members of the NDA to enjoy an annual membership covered by the Grouper social benefit. This is possible through partnerships with Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans, unlocking fresh avenues for us to engage and add value to both present and new members.

How do I get my membership dues covered?

Getting your membership dues covered with Grouper is simple. Just sign up at www.hellogrouper.com/nda, check eligibility with your health plan using your ID and membership number, and once confirmed, Grouper covers your yearly NDA membership dues. Stay active, and you'll continue receiving this benefit every year!

How long does it take to see if my plan is eligible?

After you sign up, the Grouper team reviews your health plan and NDA membership status. Within 3-5 business days, expect an email notifying you of the eligibility status for this benefit.

How do I know if I’m eligible?

Signing up takes less than 5 minutes by going online to www.hellogrouper.com/nda with your membership number and health plan ID.

What do I need to see if I’m eligible?

  • Basic contact information (Name, Phone, Email, Zip Code)
  • Health plan information
  • NDA email address
  • Average monthly activities in the past 6 months

Where can I find my NDA email address?

This is the same email address you currently receive your NDA communication from. If you have issues, you may have to create a new account.

What happens after my eligibility is confirmed?

We will contact you via email to verify your membership dues and mailing address for the issuance of your check. The check will be issued for the amount paid, regardless of the last payment date.

What if my plan is not eligible?

We are actively expanding our network of healthcare providers that offer the Grouper benefit. We will keep you updated via email if your specific plan is added.

How long does it take to receive my check?

It can take up to 45 days to receive your check via mail after you complete the attestation form.

Do you only cover my dues for one year?

No! We will cover your dues once a year as long as your health insurance includes Grouper's Activity Benefit.

How do I prove I am an active National Deer Association member?

As a social activity benefit manager our primary objective is to get, and keep, people active.  On a monthly basis will send you an email regarding your participation in NDA activities. We use your answers to report activity data to your health plan.  It is critical that you record participation on a monthly basis to ensure that together we can maximize the benefits of participation and ensure continued eligibility.

What type of events qualify as activities? Here is a list of some of those activities that qualify: 

  • Hunting activities
  • Conservation activities
  • Purchasing or researching gear
  • Gathering with friends
  • Mentorships and educational activities
  • NDA Event and Activities
  • Branch Activities
  • Habitat Activities
  • Shooting Ranges
  • Branch activities
  • Habitat work
  • Shooting Range

What if I don’t report any activities?

If you do not report any activity and request a renewal payment, we will contact you to confirm your continued activity and engagement over the last 6 months. If you have no activity to report, you will not be reimbursed for your renewal dues. (October,November, December are most popular months)

This sounds too good to be true, what’s the catch?

Grouper believes in the power of social connection and has teamed up with insurance providers who believe the same. Groups such as the NDA have  been proven to help active adults live longer lives through all three determinants of health: physical, social and mental activity. As long as you remain active, they will cover your yearly membership costs.

What is in it for NDA?

This is a Medicare Advantage and  Medicare Supplement plan benefit. The primary benefit to NDA is having the organization recognized as a healthy social outlet for people 65+. Financially there is a small marketing sponsorship to cover the cost of advertising this benefit. Outside of that, the full financial benefit goes to the NDA member, which in return makes an NDA membership more accessible to people.

How do I claim my gift card?

All active and paid members of NDA over 65 to sign up before February 28, 2024 will receive a digital $10 Amazon gift card via email within 14 business days.

Is my privacy protected?

Yes. Your information is not sold. We only share your information as needed for the purposes of administering your health benefit. For further information, see our Privacy Policy. 

How do I get started?

The entire registration process should take 5 minutes. Sign up online at  www.hellogrouper.com/nda with your health plan details and NDA Membership Number. We will let you know via email that we received and are processing your information.

Who do I contact if I need help signing up or have questions?

The friendly Member Engagement Team at Grouper is here to help! Give them a call at (833) 205-2434 or email them at nda@hellogrouper.com for help or questions.

If you would like to reach someone from the NDA to discuss this opportunity, please give them a call at 1-800-209-DEER (3337) or email them at info@deerassociation.com