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AARP sure knows how to raise their premiums and take away stuff..AARP in.New York never offered silver sneakers its a shame.....

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Maybe it was reinstated, but that doesn't make up for the fact it WAS terminated, and some of us had to go through new enrollment costs & procedures prior to that reinstatement if we wanted to continue at LA Fitness.

 

And what happens when UHC/AARP decides to yank this benefit again? Another round of initiation fees, etc to stay at LA Fitness?

 

First time, shame on UCC/AARP, second time, shame on me.

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I was glad to see that. The local YMCA where I am a member is participating.

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the new UnitedHealthcare PPO plan has reinstated the free health club/silver sneakers. I'm using it at LA Fitness.

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Other Medicare supplement programs still offer Silver Sneakers. It appears we can no longer rely on AARP to advocate for us.
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It’s all about the profits, baby.
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This is my first year with Medicare and I certainly didn’t know. My husband has used Silver Sneakers for ten years and I was so much looking forward to also being able to use it. Now neither of us can use it.
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During the ACA hearings in 2009 United Healthcare was one of the worst offenders for finding excuses for dropping people when they got cancer. I especially remember one woman with breast cancer who was dropped because she had failed to disclose that she had acne as a teenager. Executives would get bonuses for large numbers of recissions. When asked if they would stop cutting people who had become ill, huh, you can guess. I was dismayed when I qualified for Medicare, to see it was UHC, because I know they are all about the profits. And I’m sad to find out I was right.
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I plan to sign up for a different Medicare supplement program when the enrollment period begins next year.  Unfortunately I’m stuck for the year.

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I’m so disappointed.  When I confidently presented my ID where I like to swim the middle of January I was told I no longer had a Silver Sneakers membership.  When I called United Healthcare (where I have my AARP Medicare Supplement) I was told they no longer paid for Silver Sneakers membership, but they had something that was oh so much better.  All the places they offer with pools where I can swim laps are either a 30-45 minute drive away, or teeny tiny pools where I would have to swim 50 laps to swim a mile.  I can’t use my closest Y, either here or in Ohio.  I can submit a facility I want to use, but I need to give the name of the facility, zip code, phone number, the name of a contact person, and his/her email address.  I was also told by the enthusiastic person that I could take free classes.  I entered my zip code into the website, and I was told there are none in my area.  For Pete’s sake, I live in New Orleans, LA!  This is a huge PITA and I hope AARP affiliates with a Medicare supplement program that actually does promote wellness.

 

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