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@AARPBriana wrote:

AARP is not an insurance company so we have never covered Silver Sneakers. Silver Sneakers is a benefit provided by UnitedHealthcare in certain areas so we encourage you to contact them directly for more information.


As a membership organization that offers other type of health and wellness program's directly as a membership benefit - why couldn't AARP offer the Silver Sneakers program directly as a membership benefit or even one that is specifically designed for the 50+ crowd (the membership).

The hype that the Silver Sneakers program is offered FREE within a (any) Medicare Insurance plan is just that - SELLING HYPE. 

 

This organization already covers many Health and Wellness benefits with membership - AARP Membership Benefits - Health and Wellness - See page 7

May I add many of these benefits also cross over into categories which your health insurance partners already cover too like vision / dental / hearing and even some discounts at national pharmacies.

 

Has the profit-making arm of AARP (AARP Services, Inc.) ever considered it?  They could negotiate it or perhaps a similar style of program directly with Tivity Health, the owner of the Silver Sneakers program.

 

FLIP50, the AARP fitness program, only offers a 10% discount at participating facilities for members.  What is the difference is this program and Silver Sneakers?  Does Tivity Health design their Silver Sneakers program more to the liking of seniors?    If so, then AARP Services, Inc. isn't doing their job very well.

 

1.  AARP serves (2) different audiences - the 50 - 64 crowd and the over 65 (on Medicare) crowd

2.  Seniors need to realize that nothing is ever FREE when profit-making companies are involved - Seniors are paying one way or another - stop being so gullible.

3.  If Silver Sneakers (TM) by Tivity Health, under whatever Medicare insurance plan, is truely FREE, then wouldn't you think that states would also cover it under their Medicaid programs and all Medicare insurers would also cover it. 

 

Yes, health and wellness is very important to everybody regardless of age.  Yes, perhaps health and wellness programs should be geared by age, or at least by physical shape/abilities. 

 

 


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AARP is not an insurance company so we have never covered Silver Sneakers. Silver Sneakers is a benefit provided by UnitedHealthcare in certain areas so we encourage you to contact them directly for more information.

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So thats a NO for AARP covering Silver Sneakers?

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You need to reach out to United Healthcare to see if Silver Sneakers is available to you in your area: 1-800-506-7651. Note that not all United Healthcare Medicare Supplement plans or Medicare Advantage plans qualify. 

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