Medicare Advantage plans may help pay for gym memberships
Part C and Medicare Advantage (MA) plans are often grouped together as “all-in-one packages” since they cover many of the same costs as Original Medicare but offer additional benefits. Part D, which covers prescription drugs, is typically included as well (though not always). Some Medicare Advantage plans, unlike traditional Medicare, cover preventative care and wellness services at no extra cost to you. Supplemental Medicare Advantage benefits may differ by plan and area. If maintaining an active lifestyle is important to you, it is important that the plan you select cover the cost of a gym membership or similar fitness program.
Humana’s Medicare Advantage plans come standard with a wellness program called Go365® that rewards participants for making healthy lifestyle choices. Go365’s success-sharing features motivate its customers to stick to their regimens and turn working out into a positive experience.
If you have a Medicare Advantage plan, call ahead to see if your chosen gym participates in Medicare’s covered exercise programs like SilverSneakers®. This can lead to a discount on gym membership or free classes.
What is SilverSneakers?
Many elderly people today use SilverSneakers, a fitness program developed especially for them, to help them stay healthy and independent for as long as possible. SilverSneakers is included at no extra cost with nearly all Humana Medicare Advantage plans. SilverSneakers makes it simple to get in shape by locating gyms and fitness centers in your area, connecting you with local fitness clubs, and providing access to a variety of online fitness resources.
Get started with a gym membership
When there are so many possibilities for gyms, it can be difficult to pick one. Find local gyms that provide the amenities you need to get in shape. Finding a gym with a swimming pool is the greatest option if you want to add swimming to your routine.
Once you’ve decided on a place, signing up is the next step. A gym membership can be purchased in person, over the phone, or online by anyone interested in joining.