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My wife and I both received the letter from UHC about dropping the Silver Sneakers Program on January 1, 2019 and replacing it with a 50% dues discount to the gym and making available some internal programs within UHC.  I have been on the AARP Medicare Supplement by UHC since January 1, 2018 and my wife started her supplement on November 1, 2018.  Neither of us received any letters that the Silver Sneaker Program would be discontinued for member in CA, and the agent that sold my wife's policy to her was not aware that the program was to be discontinued two months after her coverage began. The letter from UHC was received after the closure of the open enrollment period. We are now stuck with a program that we do not want for another 12 month period.  This action is most unethical and should be examined by AARP.  Perhaps AARP can re-evaluate the contract with UHC and place its members with a carrier who truly cares about the overall well-being of its subscribers.  I believe that the AARP Directors need to address this problem to the members as soon as possible.

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I want to add my voice to those angry about this. I am also one of the ones who opted to go with United Healthcare due, in large part, to Silver Sneakers. I also did not receive the September mailing so am just learning about this. The difference in what AARP purports to value and what they actually support concerns me greatly.

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Message 203 of 622

I will be cancelling my membership in AARP and hope that I can find an alternative supplementary insurance policy here in Pennsylvania to replace United Health Care.  Once again, AARP demonstrates its total lack of concern/interests for its members.

 

Ed Gragert

Milford PA

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Message 204 of 622

California has the birthday rule. Which means on you birthday you can switch to another company without going to underwriting.  I will be switching in January to Blue Shield who still offers Silver Sneakers.  At which time I will also drop my AARP membership. 

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Message 205 of 622

I am upset that AARP is dropping silver sneakers 

So I am switching my supplimental insurance to Blue shield of California starting January 2019

It was a dumb move by AARP. 

BY BY AARP

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Message 206 of 622

I am definitely not happy about losing Silver Sneakers, not happy about a raise in my premiums, not happy about the cutting back of services while charging me more, and then AARP not standing up to defend keeping all of the Silver Sneakers program! Don’t ask me for any more donations! I don’t want a wellness coach, a registered nurse to call, videos, etc. I want Silver Sneakers and not at half price, either! What a shady deal announcing all this after the open enrollment deadline. It’s like you all bait people to enroll with you, then you screw folks who are on a fixed income. Health care insurance in America is getting to be a real joke. It’s a bait and steal game and seniors are the ones left holding an empty bag!

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Message 207 of 622

I already have checked and know that the Medical Mutual plan will be quite a bit less expensive even before I factor in the Silver Sneakers issue.

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Medical Mutual of Ohio did this in direct response to the actions taken by AARP anf UHC.  That is one of the reasons they extended the offer until later next year.  I plan on switching early next year after I see how everything falls out with the AARP UHC fiasco.  My insurance advisor told me he gets about 10 calls every day on this subject.  I really hope this hits them on the bottom line, that is all they care about.

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I still have AARP Walgreens prescription D plan and will use Medical Mutual of Ohio supplement Plan G.

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Message 210 of 622

For AARP UHC supplement 2018 members in Ohio who have pre-conditions and find it hard to change, you can change anytime to Medical Mutual of Ohio anytime between now and June 2019!  If have a supplement plan Medical Mutual of Ohio will accept you without underwriting/pre-conditions and approval is within the hour.   Unlike Advantage plans which can only be changed between Oct and Dec., Medigap/supplement plans can be changed any month of the year.  I changed from AARP UHC plan N to medical mutual plan G and only paid $3 more for the much more coverage that plan G has (no co-pays and no excess charges).  If I stayed on N, 

Supplemental plans are secondary to Medicare so as far as I know, anyone that takes medicare will take your supplement.  Not true with Advantage plans which replace A and B with C and are primary.

I'm so happy to get silver sneakers next year and no longer have to use AARP non profit insurance company.

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