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Is Renew Active included with Medicare Supplement Plans

No where can I find where this is specifically addressed so hopefully I can at least get some thoughts here.

I subscribe to a Medicare Supplement plan not a Medicare Advantage plan.I am entering my annual renewal phase and would consider changing to United Healthcare (but sticking with a supplement plan) specifically because United Healthcare touts additional benefits on their plan website that interest me. However, they do not specifically clarify under which plans these additional benefits are available.  Even my insurance agent has been unable to get a direct clarification.

So, here goes: Does United Healthcare include Renew Active benefits with Medicare Supplement plans or only with Medicare Advantage Plans.  

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Renew Active™. The gold standard in Medicare fitness programs for body and mind. With Renew Active you will receive a gym membership, an online brain health program and access to local health and wellness events. Renew Active is available at no additional cost, exclusively from UnitedHealthcare® Medicare Plans.

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I found this on aarp medicare plans website. I was interested in knowing too. 

 

Renew Active™ by UnitedHealthcare

^Availability of fitness program may vary by area. Fitness program network only includes participating facilities and locations.

You can only receive the Renew Active special membership rate if you are an insured member covered under an AARP Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan, insured by UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company. Renew Active includes standard fitness membership. Participation in the Renew Active program is voluntary. Consult your doctor prior to beginning an exercise program or making changes to your lifestyle or health care routine. Equipment and classes may vary by location.

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Renew Active™. The gold standard in Medicare fitness programs for body and mind. With Renew Active you will receive a gym membership, an online brain health program and access to local health and wellness events.

 

Renew Active is available at no additional cost, exclusively from UnitedHealthcare® Medicare Plans.

 

https://uhcrenewactive.com/home

 

As @GailL1 this is a benefit that is not baked into your Medigap plan, but is similar to SilverSneakers.

 

Renew Active and Silver Sneakers can be discontinued by the carrier at any time.

 

I have never considered add-on benefits to be something to be valued when evaluating any kind of insurance plan.


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I would have to disagree with your statement, "I have never considered add-on benefits to be something to be valued when evaluating any kind of insurance plan". 

 

If an add on benefit such as "Renew Active" is something you would use then it surely becomes part of the equation in evaluating various Supplemental Plans across different providers.  I just checked with my local YMCA and confirmed that having access to Renew Active via my AARP UH Supplemental Plan will give me full membership access at no cost to me.  That is a $44 monthly saving based on their Senior Rate for singles.  I'd say that is quite a savings and would definitely be a factor to many in their selection decision.

 

So in my opinion why look a gift horse in the mouth.  I do understand that such benefits can removed at any time.  But until then, it is quite a benefit that many will probably take advantage of.  Now I just need to get in better shape before I go out in public at the YMCA!  

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@DawnetaA417203 wrote:

So, here goes: Does United Healthcare include Renew Active benefits with Medicare Supplement plans or only with Medicare Advantage Plans.  


Can't answer your question specifically but I have a comment & a question which you can answer for yourself and perhaps answer your own question.

 

IF they do offer such a special service with their MEDIGAP plans - or even some of them - it will NOT be a benefit that is included in the actual policy design- the policy benefits are defined by Medicare for each of the Medigap plans.  It would be something special; extra and could cancle it at any time - READ THE SMALL PRINT and THE DISCLOSURES.

 

Maybe it is something that they think sets them apart of all the other insurers that offer the exact same Medigap plans for lower premiums.  It would be an incentive difference only.

 

So if they can cancel it at any time - would that be OK with you and the Medigap plan that you have picked for the long term?

 

 

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I have a Plan F Medigap plan through AARP/UnitedHealthcare. I signed into my account and found Renew Active. I used the site to search for the gym I was using pre-COVID. I printed out a sheet with a code and my name that says: " You can bring this to any participating gym to get free access." I haven't tried that yet.

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