Aetna Medicare Advantage plans offer SilverSneakers® membership

At a glance

  • $0 premium plans available in some areas
  • Many plans offer prescription drug coverage and routine vision and dental benefits
  • About 1.75 million people are enrolled in an Aetna Medicare Advantage Plan1

Most Aetna Medicare Advantage plans offer fitness benefits to plan members, including membership to SilverSneakers.®

SilverSneakers is a wellness program designed to promote exercise in a fun and socially interactive way for people over the age of 65. The program is available at more than 15,000 gym locations around the country. A membership gives you access to each location.

More than 1 out of every 3 Medicare beneficiaries is enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan as of 2018.2

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services releases annual Star ratings for Medicare Advantage plans. For 2019, Aetna Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MAPD) plans earned an overall weighted average rating of 4 out of 5 stars. The majority of Aetna Medicare plan members are in a plan rated 4 stars or higher out of 5 stars.3

What does SilverSneakers membership include?

The available amenities and fitness activities can vary by location. But some of the options that may be accessible to SilverSneakers members include:

  • Group exercises
  • Organized classes such as yoga, tai chi and many more
  • Equipment for cardiovascular and strength training
  • Education about health and nutrition
  • Social activities and events
  • Sports teams and leagues exclusively for seniors

Plus, you’ll have access to facility amenities such as saunas, hot tubs, pools, basketball courts and more.

If there’s no SilverSneakers location near you, you may be eligible for a home exercise kit. The kit includes a workout DVD and any associated equipment you might need.

Do I qualify for SilverSneakers?

Eligibility for SilverSneakers is simple. In order to be eligible, you must be:

  • At least 65 years old, or under 65 and eligible for Medicare
  • A resident of the U.S.
  • An enrolled member of a private Medicare Advantage plan that offers the SilverSneakers benefit

Be sure to talk to your doctor before starting a new fitness and exercise program.

Aetna Medicare Advantage plan benefits focus on your well-being

Most Medicare Advantage plans from Aetna offer a wide range of benefits in addition to SilverSneakers membership. These benefits are designed to help take care of your total health.

Many Aetna Medicare Advantage plans also include:

  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Dental, vision and hearing benefits
  • Non-emergency transportation coverage for things like doctor’s office visits or trips to the pharmacy
  • Home meal delivery services after a hospital stay
  • Over-the-counter (OTC) benefit that allows you to get certain items like vitamins and cold medicine at no additional cost
  • Prescription home delivery for plans that include prescription drug coverage
  • 24/7 nurse hotline
  • No-added-cost annual flu shots

Plan availability and features can vary by service area. Be sure to ask a licensed insurance agent or check your plan’s Evidence of Coverage to see what benefits are offered with your plan.

How do I enroll in an Aetna Medicare Advantage plan?

To learn more about Aetna Medicare Advantage plans in your area that offer SilverSneakers membership, or to enroll in an Aetna Medicare Advantage plan, speak with a licensed insurance agent. You can reach one by calling  TTY Users: 711 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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