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"AARP believes to be a better fit" ??

1st month free?? Then what?? I've heard nothing from either AARP nor UHC on the subject, other than Silver Sneakers is history.
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I received a letter in the mail.
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it doesn't starting next year.
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Outside of a letter informing me of the demise of SS thru UHC, nothing has been promoted to me in the way of a replacement.
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1st of the year-Unitedhealthcare is dropping SilverSneakes free coverage to health clubs. Silver Sneakers has been trying to get a response from them but to no avail-will not reply to S.S.( that was when I talked to Silver Sneakers 1st week of Oct)

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@JoeG314382

 

When trying to change a Medigap policy from one insurer to another or even changing plans, you should pay attention to not only the specific rules for Medigap coverage from CMS (guaranteed issue rules), you need to know how your state regulates them (state specific rules) or even how specific insurers go about determining your premiums.  There are several ways they can rate their Medigap premiums - age issued, community rated, attained age.

 

Here is the Arizona rules for Medigap coverage.  I am not in your state so you might want to double check for accuracy and up-to-date info.  If you work with a knowledgeable SHIP representative OR better yet an independent Medicare insurance broker, which represents a lot of different companies - they can make sure that you are aware of any special condition in these rules that might affect you adversely.

 

Boomer Benefits: Arizona Medicare Plans

 


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I live in Arizona and started shopping other plans. I found BCBS of Arizona not only has a lower rate for my plan (G) but also includes the free membership to Silver Sneakers. Humana also includes Silver Sneakers but doesn't offer plan G so I can't make a price comparision.

 

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If representatives of AARP are being instructed to say “I have no knowledge of this”, it shows that AARP has poor communication with their customer service employees.  It seems that the Advantage insurance still includes a Fitness program such as Optum or Silver Fit, but the Supplemental Insurance for which we pay a substantial premium, has been discontinued.  Makes no sense, right? Someone else posted that the Federal government gives UHC more money for the Advantage programs - isn’t that discrimination?   Follow the money as no one seems to be able to tell the truth. 

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I found it simpler to switch supplement insurance providers. I went with one (Mutual of Omaha) that is much less expensive. I save more than enough money to buy an annual health club membership. Perhaps if United Healthcare loses enough customers they will rethink their business decision. 

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Soosh

The content of your letter is on point. For those who may copy the content to generate their own letter please proof read as there are a few typos that might distract the recipient.

Also, I think we should encourage the participating health clubs to contact UHC as it is in their best financial interest. My club is a large national organization that stands to lose thousands of subsidized clients to the less expensive competition.

In addition to the AARP’s apparent lack of community commitment, many of us choose from a selection of supplement providers through a benefit provider to maintain our previous employer’s Healthcare Reimbursement Account. Those supplements are also “recommended” and as such, I would recommend engaging them to lobby UHC and AARP.

 

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