Medicare Open Enrollment Choices Like the Silver&Fit® Program Offer Affordable Gym Memberships through Medicare Advantage
SAN DIEGO, CA – October 26, 2021 – The Silver&Fit® Healthy Aging and Exercise Program, a popular fitness plan provided through Medicare Advantage, is offering Medicare beneficiaries more options for getting fit and staying fit in 2022. The program provides members access to more 16,500+ standard and 4,000+ premium fitness centers. Offerings include national name brand chains, YMCAs, and boutique fitness studios. For those who prefer to work out at home, the program provides more than 8,000 on-demand exercise videos, including cycling, dance, Pilates, cardio, strength, yoga, HIIT, meditation, and more.
Other member benefits include: 10 home fitness kits to choose from; healthy aging coaching for nutrition, weight control, exercise, sleep, and stress; a social club network; a Silver&Fit Connected!™ program that helps members monitor their steps and activity via a wearable fitness tracker or a favorite fitness app. Finally, Silver&Fit offers a personalized “Get Started” exercise program that provides members with 21 different 14-day exercise programs.
The Silver&Fit program is one of the nation’s leading healthy aging and exercise programs, with a 99 percent participant satisfaction rating.
“With the pandemic, we evolved a range of new, flexible fitness and well-being options for our members who are striving to stay healthy, fit, and connected to their communities,” said George DeVries, chairman and CEO of American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH) , which launched the Silver&Fit program in 2007. “As part of our new premium fitness facilities, members who want a more customized workout at a boutique studio can find that in our network. And members who may not be ready to go to a gym or fitness center in-person can stream any of the several thousand most popular online exercise classes currently available. Our members can also enjoy any of our thousands of online workout videos produced by a Fitness Hall-of-Fame Director/Producer especially for Silver&Fit and the older adults we serve.”
Medicare's Annual Enrollment Period runs from October 15 – December 7 and provides Medicare beneficiaries the opportunity to enroll in a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan. Additionally, the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period, which runs from January 1 – March 31, allows MA members to change their MA plan. For information about whether a specific Medicare plan includes the Silver&Fit program, consumers can contact their health plan, call 1-800-MEDICARE, or view the list of participating Silver&Fit Medicare plans here: https://www.silverandfit.com/health-plans .
About American Specialty Health Fitness, Inc. (ASH Fitness)
ASH Fitness, a subsidiary of American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH), provides no-cost and low-cost fitness and exercise programs for Medicare beneficiaries and group retirees (through the Silver&Fit® program) and for commercial health plan members and employer groups (through the Active&Fit®, Active&Fit DirectTM and ExerciseRewardsTM products). The ASH Fitness programs cover more than 5.5 million members. ASH is one of the nation’s premier independent and privately-owned specialty health services organizations. For more information, visit www.ashcompanies.com or call 800-848-3555. Follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter at @ASHCompanies.