Anthem Blue Cross (CA) announced this morning that they will be adding the SilverSneakers Fitness Program to California Medicare Supplement Plans A, F, and N. The added benefit will begin on January 1st, 2017.
California SilverSneakers® Fitness program FAQsOnce approved for release into the market, more states have been added to the list as existing and new members in our marketed plans will enjoy the value-added benefits of the SilverSneakers Fitness program at no additional cost!Effective January 1, 2017, California members in our marketed plans will enjoy SilverSneakers, too.The program offers members their choice of paths to better health. For those who enjoy a traditional workout setting, SilverSneakers offers access to more than 13,000 fitness locations across the country, including use of classes and guidance from a Program AdvisorTM. In addition, for those who can’t get to a fitness center, SilverSneakers Steps® kits focus on at-home or on-the-go general fitness, walking, strength training or yoga. And if that is not enough, they also offer the SilverSneakersFLEXTM program that includes classes and activities at local venues, such as parks, recreation centers and other facilities.
This is a great value-added benefit for Anthem Blue Cross Supplement subscribers. Changes to the Anthem Extras program package will be coming on January 1st as well.
Anthem is refreshing the Anthem Extras (AE) Packages as a result of SilverSneakers being added to the Medicare Supplement marketed plans. In the coming months, two additional AE packages will become available. These packages will mirror the existing benefits under the Premium and Premium Plus Packages but will not include SilverSneakers. For individuals enrolling into a Medicare Supplement plan, they can continue to enroll into the Premium or Premium Plus packages; however, they will continue to include SilverSneakers until the two new packages are available. Please see the FAQs for more information regarding individuals who are currently dually enrolled in a Medicare Supplement marketed plan and an Anthem Extras Premium or Premium Plus Package with SilverSneakers.Note: SilverSneakers is a value-added benefit that can be changed or withdrawn at any time. SilverSneakers will be available to existing and new members who are enrolled in our currently marketed Medicare Supplement plans.The SilverSneakers Fitness Program is provided by Healthways, Inc., an independent company. Healthways and SilverSneakers are registered marks of Healthways, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries. ©2016 Healthways, Inc. All rights reserved.