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.
Once 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 …
Anthem Blue Cross (CA) has announced that they are releasing a new Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Plan for California residents. The plan will be available beginning January 1st, 2018.
'Innovative F' will offer benefits not covered by a Medicare Supplement base plan. These will include a hearing benefit (exam, fitting and allowance) and a vision benefit (exam, lens co-pay and allowances for frames and contact lenses).
Anthem states that the Innovative F will have a very competitive premium rate. Innovative F will include the Silver Sneakers fitness program and will be eligible for the Plan F 'new to Medicare' $20 per month first year discount.
Lots of confusion on this term and many people think it involves coverage across state lines. It does not.
This explanation from Anthem Blue Cross is the best one I have seen:
U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Multi-State Plan Program (MSPP) was
recently established under the Affordable Care Act. It directs the OPM to
contract with health insurance carriers to offer at least two plans (one at the
silver level and one at the gold level) in each local exchange. The MSPP is
intended to promote competition in the Marketplace and help ensure consumers
have more high-quality, affordable health insurance options. All MSPP plans
will include “a Multi-State Plan” at the end of their name when listed on the
exchange - this designates it as an OPM-sponsored plans. It does NOT
mean that consumers selecting the plan will have health plan coverage in
silver and gold level Individual plans that our company currently offers have
been designated as OPM-sponsored MSPP…