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UHC will lose their best clients, i.e., those who use Silver Sneakers and likely have fewer health problems and ultimately fewer claims with Medicare and UHC.  Put those numbers in your financial analysis.

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This comment appears to be from an AARP ./ UHC spokesperson reciting the same information we got in the letter.  Identify yourself if that is the case.

UHC Medicare Supplement members who use Silver Sneakers are the ones who take health the most seriously and understand the importance of physical activity for preventative care.  With this abandonment of Silver Sneakers, UHC was hypocritical about how important Silver Sneakers was in the past.  UHC rationale for dropping coverage can only be because it puts more $$ in their pockets. Like many of the worst companies, UHC will only do the minimum required, in this case, only what the government says they have to do (your words in the next to last paragraph)..

UHC will lose their best clients, i.e., those who use Silver Sneakers and likely have fewer health problems and ultimately fewer claims with Medicare and UHC.  Put those numbers in your financial analysis.

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Seniors: 

So Silver Sneakers is being eliminated- wow! Subtle change to Medigap plans. Hope you see it as it is- somewhere government funding has been cut. Sooooo logical place to cut- programs that only some Seniors use. Please vote in November- #Sneaky Paul Ryan!


Medicare, Medigap nor the government has anything to do with Silver Sneakers.

It was an EXTRA benefit added on by UHC to entice beneficiaries to pick their plan.

 

They still have a health and wellness plan - not Silver Sneakers and it comes with only a discount to participating gyms.

 

Same thing with AARP - they are developing a plan called Flip50 with Trivity Health, the parent company of Silver Sneakers.  Again. It is not free but a discount off the normal rate of $44 a month.  It covers the demographics of AARP - meaning the over 50 crowd.  It also covers more - health, wellness, nutrition - I made a separate thread about it if you want to check out the links which I provided.

 

Again, I am cautioning those talking about changing Medigap (Medicare supplemental ) plans to just make sure that you don't get involved in medical underwriting or pre-existing condition time limit exclusions or much higher premiums depending upon how the Medigap insurer determines their premiums.

 

Just don't cancel your current Medigap (Medicare supplemental) plan until you know you have a new one at the terms that are acceptable to you. 

 

A couple of good links on canceling or switching Medigap (supplemental) plans

 

https://www.medicare.gov/supplements-other-insurance/when-can-i-buy-medigap/guaranteed-issue-rights

 

https://www.aarp.org/health/medicare-qa-tool/cancel-medigap-can-i-reenroll-at-open-enrollment/

 

 

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We will also be switching to another medigap plan provider.  It seems to me that keepiing seniors healthy by providing Silver Sneakers would be in the best interests of UHC.  I take Silver Sneakers/Senior Fitness classes at my local gym 5 days a week and enjoy being able to take classes at another particpating facility when we travel.  With the new so-called "benefit" we will lose the portability of Silver Sneakers and the abiilty to just show our cards to take classes or use the gym when we are away from home.  Now we'll have to join each club, maybe pay an enrollment fee and a membership fee.. 

At least half of the people I take classes with now will have to drop out of our gym unless they also swich to another provider.  Many of my gym buddies are on fixed incomes with very tight budgets and will not be able to afford the gym membership fees. A discount will not help them.

Very disappointing decision UHC!!  It so obvious that they are are a for-profit company and that profits come before people.

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Seniors: 

So Silver Sneakers is being eliminated- wow! Subtle change to Medigap plans. Hope you see it as it is- somewhere government funding has been cut. Sooooo logical place to cut- programs that only some Seniors use. Please vote in November- #Sneaky Paul Ryan!

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I’m getting ready to enroll.  No UHC for me.  UHC makes obscene money.  AARP should drop their endorsement for the UHC supplemental plans.  I love the YMCA.

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My wife and I received the notice today that the AARP Supplement Plan will drop Silver Sneakers. Accordingly, we will drop the AARP Supplement Plan and we will both drop out of AARP.

 

 

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This is totally disgusting.  I attend the Silver Sneakers classes at our local pool 3 times a week along with about 30 others.  We are trying to stay healthy but  it seems you would rather pay for medical care than for programs to keep us healthy. On top of everything else, you raised  our premiums. The seniors cannot afford to pay pool fees.  Big Corporate has won again.

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I will at least take a look at the plans that continue to offer Silver Sneakers.

 

The proposed replaced plan put forward by United Healthcare is not even close to the Silver Sneakers plan. First you need to pay 50% assuming your Y or gym participates; also the number of gyms you can go to is more limited.

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For those wanting to change Medgap coverage please also read : https://medicare.com/medicare-supplement/switching-medigap-policies/ . Use a Licensed Health Insurance Broker in your state to make the changes.!!!!!

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