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Re: Silver Sneakers being droped by AARP recommended insurer

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I agree. Work with an agent and don’t let anyone scare you about rates being raised because you are leaving their plan.  I switched from UHC to Cigna because UHC dropped Silver Sneakers.  With UHC I was guaranteed  a discount for 10 years (each year the discount decreased).  However, my premium is less than the so-called discounted UHC and includes Silver & Fit which is accepted at our Rec Center to participate in Silver Sneaker classes.

 

I now receive multiple mailings from UHC asking me to “come back” and I qualify to receive the discount price again for 10 years.  Go figure.  No way UHC.  You have lost me,

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Actually, a lot of people switched from United HealthCare.  This is a long thread and you'll find many members who dropped UHC.  Frankly, because AARP sold their name (and soul) to UHC, I've pulled away from AARP as well.  I'm pretty sure I'm not alone.  I'm very pleased with Blue Shielf of California, and I switched to Silver Scripts for my drug plan and am saving a lot of money vs. UHC-Walgreen.   Chances are, I would not have changed either plan had UHC kept Silver Sneakers.

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I suggest working with an agent if you are not already. It doesn't cost anything and it is their job to be on top of what the different options are in your area. In our case, we have original medicare and supplemental. I switched to another plan in January (December birthday) but my husband had to wait until his birthday to change. When it was time for his change our agent told us that Blue Shield was aggressively going after business and had opened up the F Extra Plan (which is what I originally wanted but could qualify for) with no underwriting - we both switched to that. I know some Advantage Plans extended their open enrollment period also. It is state-by-state so my experience in California is only anecdotal - but the bottom line is I think an agent can be a great help.

 

Also, I changed agents when I made my initial change because the agent we worked with for several years just didn't understand that Silver Sneakers was important to us. She expressed concern the rate could be higher for us later on by leaving the community-based rate under UHC. Of course that ignores the cost of gym membership if it is important to you. I spent as much time as I could looking at rates for different age groups, etc. and decided I was not likely making a terrible decision. Best I could do without a crystal ball. Hopefully gym membership keeps medical costs down and UHC won't be benefitting from that within their community. I'm still pretty angry with them.

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I haven't heard anything to that effect, but time will tell, I guess. I think I've heard of a half dozen people who left AARP/UnitedHealthcare to switch to another insurance company. However, none of my doctors were in any other Medicare Advantage plan in my area, which is why I switched to Original Medicare and to Humana supplemental which carries SilverSneakers.

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Does AARP have any plans to reinstate Silver Snearkers in Illinois?  I found out too late to change this year, but want to know which carrier will do it for 2020.  Thanks

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I switched also, to Humana Supplemental G, and I'm all set to go to my favorite health club!

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I did - changed my plan to Humana- you can change C-F  supplemental providers at any time. LA Fitness her i come Smiley Happy

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aarp should be ashamed to be depriving people of gyms and fitness programs and then lying about

replacing the plan

 

let's protest

 

everybody call today

 

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If you have a Medicare Advantage plan, you have until March 31st to switch.

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Fit50 is a ripoff it costs 39 bucks monthly. Just another way to squeeze more money out of you while providing less service. I will be switching health plans next year

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