making sense of insurance
Benefits with the y

First off, we get it.
Understanding the Medicare maze is difficult -- even for us.

But, what we do understand, is the value of having you as Members of our Y.  So, please take a moment to read through a hopefully understandable explanation of what's going on with some of the plans.  If this still doesn't make sense, please talk to the Membership Director at your favorite branch.  Together, you can find answers without any disruption of your activities at the Y.


SilverSneakers remains one of the largest programs providing access to the YMCA. SilverSneaker members can visit the YMCA for free. SilverSneakers covers 100% of your YMCA membership dues; your cost is covered entirely by your healthcare or supplement provider. The YMCA also has special classes designed specifically for SilverSneaker participants.  Silver Sneakers is operated by Tivity Health.



AARP Medicare Supplement Plans are changing their program in 2020. Their new custom program Renew Active will replace their Health Your Way program, introduced in 2019.  

  • Starting on January 1st, 2020, AARP will be part of RenewActive.
  • ReviewActive covers 100% of  your Y membership.
  • If you are a member of the Akron Area YMCA, paying 50% of your membership dues through the Health Your Way plan, the adjustment will be made in 2020.


   

RenewActive covers 100% of your Y membership dues.

  • RenewActive is available to some UnitedHealthcare plans, but not all. Some UnitedHealthcare plans still participate in SilverSneakers and some do not offer a wellness center benefit. 








The Silver&Fit exercise and healthy aging program is provided by American Specialty Health (ASH).  It is designed specifically for older adults.  You may get access to Silver&Fit as a Medicare beneficiary through many insurance companies' Medicare Advantage and Supplement Plans.