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Medicare Advantage Plans Covering Fitness Programs

December 9th, 2009

As the cost of healthcare rises at a rapid pace and more and more Medicare beneficiaries grow increasingly worries about their ability to pay for adequate coverage, many programs, such as Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplemental insurance, are vamping up their efforts to help Medicare participants get the best healthcare coverage solutions for rates they can afford.

For some Medicare Advantage participants, getting better healthcare begins with taking better care of their health. For that reason, some Medicare Advantage programs are increasing their coverage options to include coverage for participation in fitness programs. Welborn Health Plans, which is the only Medicare Advantage plan located in Southern Indiana, announced this week that it is offering coverage for the Silver&Fit Affinity program to its members.

The Silver&Fit Affinity program is designed for specifically with Medicare participants in mind; it is a low-impact walking and exercise program that encourages members to walk at least 5,000 steps a day, which is roughly the equivalent of 30 minutes a day.

Does your Medicare Advantage plan offer coverage for enrollment in fitness programs? If not, it may be time to choose a plan that does. After all, taking care of your health can help you save money on medical bills – and improve the quality and longevity of your life.

If you are interested in learning more about the benefits provided by different Medicare Advantage plans, contact a Medigap Medicare Advantage insurance specialist for more information today at 866-323-1441.

Wiley Long

Wiley Long

Wiley Long is president of Medigap Advisors, and is passionate about helping people navigate the confusing waters of Medicare. When he’s not working he’s likely to be skiing and hanging out with his wife and son, and enjoying the live music scene around Fort Collins, Colorado.
Wiley Long


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