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What is SilverSneakers and Am I Eligible?

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When you were young, staying healthy and active seemed like second nature. From biking to and from work to running around with your friends every weekend to chasing after the kids at the local park, it seemed like you were always on the move. But as you got older and your lifestyle changed and slowed down, staying active became a much bigger challenge.

The good news is that you are not alone. Many seniors share these same challenges, finding it harder and harder to maintain the active and healthy lifestyle they once enjoyed. The bad news is that this lack of activity can have a negative impact on your health, leading to obesity, heart disease, and other chronic lifelong conditions.

What is SilverSneakers?

Gym memberships are nothing new; they often spike in January as New Year’s resolutions are made and new fitness enthusiasts work hard to keep their promises. But the SilverSneakers Program is a new twist on the same old gym membership concept.

Unlike those other gym memberships, which are open to men and women of all ages, SilverSneakers is designed specifically for the senior community. If you are a senior citizen, you may be eligible for this unique health and fitness program.

Work Out at Local Gyms and Fitness Centers

By partnering with local gyms, fitness clubs and wellness centers, the SilverSneakers program offers eligible Medicare recipients access to a wide range of services, including senior-friendly workout classes to the latest and greatest in gym equipment. And best of all, the SilverSneakers Program is designed with safety in mind, so seniors can work out with confidence instead of worrying that they are putting themselves in danger.

Your Medicare Plan Could Make You Eligible

The relationship between aging and declining health has not gone unnoticed by Medicare and private health insurance companies. After all, these organizations have a vested interest in keeping their members healthy; better health means less spending and more dollars to go around.

It is with this goal of better health for senior citizens that the SilverSneakers Program has been designed—so they can keep active and enjoy better health at every age.

If you are enrolled in Medicare, you may already be eligible for the SilverSneakers Program, and for the many exclusive benefits it offers. From free access to the best gyms in the area and fitness classes designed just for you to safety personnel with specialized training, this amazing program has a lot to offer!

Not all senior citizens are eligible for the SilverSneakers Program, so it is important to ask your Medicare advisors. You have an opportunity to choose a new Medicare plan every year during the annual open enrollment period, but the time to choose is limited, and you do not want to make a costly mistake.

Many seniors are unaware that SilverSneakers is actually offered by a number of Medicare Supplement carriers as well as many Medicare Advantage providers. The catch is that the insurance companies that offer SilverSneakers with Medicare Supplement programs are only available for new enrollees. So if you haven’t reviewed your Medicare Supplement policy in a while, this is a great opportunity to save money and enjoy the many benefits of SilverSneakers.

The Value of an Experienced Medicare Insurance Broker

By working with knowledgeable Medicare consultants, you can find the right Medicare plan for yourself and your spouse. Experienced Medicare advisors can also help you select a plan that comes with a bonus, access to the popular SilverSneakers program.

If you are unsure about your current eligibility for the SilverSneakers program, contact the Medicare insurance agents at Steinlage Insurance Agency today! We work with countless clients in Missouri and Virginia and can help you determine your current eligibility for this beneficial program.