If the gym membership costs an extra fee, you must pay the premium.
But, a plan must be available in your area. Some areas have a few options. While the program is helpful, it’s not suitable for everyone.
For example, those in Charleston, South Carolina might have more options than those in more rural areas.
If the company you want doesn’t offer the program, call one us at the number above to find a solution.
Part D Plans with SilverSneakers
Prescription drug plans don’t provide gym benefits. But, Advantage plans that offer Part D and may cover the fitness program.
Does TRICARE for Life Cover SilverSneakers?
TRICARE For Life doesn’t provide SilverSneakers coverage. But, enrolling in an Advantage plan could provide you with extra benefits.
If there is an Advantage plan with fitness benefits in your area, enrolling will give you access. You must review your benefits before joining.
Choosing an Advantage plan could limit you to a network of doctors smaller than the TRICARE network.
Veterans Benefits & SilverSneakers
Veterans Affairs may offer the program in specific locations, but it’s best to check with your local VA office to obtain an up-to-date list of local gyms that offer classes.
You can use the Advantage plan to cover dental, vision, and fitness. Or, find a supplement that has an option to add Active and Fit benefits.
Silver Sneakers vs. Active and Fit Direct Program
When it comes to fitness programs, beneficiaries have plenty of options. SilverSneakers and Active & Fit Direct are both fitness programs that accommodate seniors.
The SilverSneakers program allows beneficiaries to have free access to gyms nationwide.
Members may have access to full use of gym equipment and benefits, including weights, cardio machines, saunas, pools, and hot tubs.
SilverSneakers offers fitness classes such as yoga, cardio-fit, circuit training, and water aerobics.
The Active and Fit program allows members to choose from over 9,000 facilities across the nation.
The program offers an online directory map and locator for fitness facilities. Also, you can switch fitness centers to make sure you find the right fit.
The Active&Fit Direct Program also offers online wellness tracking, which comes from a variety of wearable fitness devices. However, the program is only for individual or employer group members.
Active&Fit Direct continues to expand its growing network to meet the client’s needs. This year there was an addition over 1200 facilities, including large chains, independent and local gyms.
Members can search the online directory for some of the nation’s finest fitness centers in their area.
Silver and Fit vs. SilverSneakers
Silver and Fit and SilverSneakers are similar in the fact that they’re both fitness programs through Medicare, but they’re not the same plan. These are different companies that provide comparable benefits.
Both companies offer fitness opportunities and group fitness classes. The programs are attainable with Supplement and Advantage plans.
Check location listings in your area to make sure that a program IS near you. Those without a local gym can choose Silver and Fit, which provides a home fitness kit.
What Medicare Supplement companies offer the Active and Fit Direct Program?
The American Specialty Health Incorporated’s (ASH) new fitness program has millions of members. The Active and Fit Direct Program has been the market a couple of years, and it’s become the country’s most notable commercial fitness program.
Further, many companies offer programs like Active&Fit. Aetna members may have access to these programs, although supplement insurance may vary.
Learn if your Supplement company offers the Active&Fit Direct Program by contacting your agent.
Which Medicare Advantage Plans Have SilverSneakers?
While some companies are more notorious for offering fitness benefits, our agents can usually find solutions to any preference.
Many Advantage plans provide gym benefits to their members, although not every plan or service area offers this benefit.
Some of the major carriers that provide SilverSneakers are:
Our agents can help you to identify coverage and find affordable gym options.
Aetna Senior Gym Membership Options
Many Aetna plans offer the SilverSneakers fitness program. Connect with your Aetna policy to determine if your coverage includes these favored fitness benefits.
You don’t need your doctor to sign off before you enroll; but, discussing a new program with your doctor is always the recommendation.
Humana Gym Benefits
Most Humana plans offer SilverSneakers coverage at no further cost. Humana is a company all about health and wellness; they believe exercise is for everyone.
However, it’s a good idea to check with your plan to make sure your coverage does include it.
Many of Cigna‘s Advantage plans may provide access to SilverSneakers. Some areas are offering Silver and Fit.
Each service area, plan type, and contract varies. Be sure to contact your policy to ensure your policy covers the fitness classes.
Further, the wellness program includes complementary and alternative medicine services like chiropractic, acupuncture, massage therapy, and more. The program has a discount network with over 20,000 doctors.
Can I Join SilverSneakers without insurance?
Unfortunately, you can’t buy SilverSneakers outside of a health plan. The only way to enroll is through a private insurance company with a Medicare Supplement or Medicare Advantage plan.
How much does SilverSneakers cost?
SilverSneakers comes at no cost to you most of the time. If there is a premium, you must pay the monthly fee, and it’s an extra charge above the Part B premium.
What is the annual fee for silver & fit?
The annual fee for silver fit is $50 for the facility program. The home fitness program is $10.
How old do you have to be to join SilverSneakers?
To enroll in the SilverSneakers program, you must have Medicare; those under 65 with disabilities may be eligible.
What health insurance pays for a gym membership
There are many Medicare Advantage plans that cover a gym membership. Sometimes it does cost a small fee. Also, some Medigap companies offer gym programs; it’s best to talk to one of our agents about the options in your area.
How much does SilverSneakers pay gyms?
The program pays fitness centers depending on the number of times a person visits their gym. However, the reimbursements are no more than $30 per gym member every month.
Does SilverSneakers pay for YMCA membership?
Many times, SilverSneakers does cover gym access at YMCA facilities. Although they may not include all YMCA gyms. There are various gyms in-network with SilverSneakers.
If you’d like to find a program near you, you can visit their website and search your zipcode or contact your Medicare Advantage or Supplement provider for more information.
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