Silver Sneakers went from a free benefit, which is one reason for originally picking United Health Care Supplemental to charging a 50% of club dues. You now call it a discount...I call it a charge!
It feels like a bait and switch. A lot of individuals signed up for UHC supplemental insurance because of this benefit. This was originally a great benefit. Many retired individuals are on a fixed income.
This was a way to help people stay healthy, possibly lowering medical expenses and insurance claims.
United Healthcare pulled the rug out from under many people. How many people can't take advantage of what United Healthcare now calls a 50% discount at health clubs?
I call it a 100% increase over the original free Silver Sneakers program.
United Healthcare, do the right thing. Reinstate the free Silver Sneakers program.
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