Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Humana paying fitness center fees!!!!!woohoo

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Humana paying fitness center fees!!!!!woohoo

    A couple of years ago, I opted for Humana Gold Choice insurance instead of the traditional Medicare.

    I got a flyer in the mail today that they will pay my monthly dues at the fitness center in town......There was a whole list in North Carolina of approved fitness centers.

    I am so excited because I havent been able to go because of the monthly cost/fees.

    Now I can join and go for no additional cost at Humanas expense......I cant wait.
    T12-L2; Burst fracture L1: Incomplete walking with AFO's and cane since 1989

    My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am. ~Author Unknown

    #2
    Yep Daisy, I found that out when I signed up for Humana Gold about 6 weeks ago. Here in Cincinnati, the list includes all the Y's, plus a few other places. I had dropped my Y membership when I started school last year (cost and time factor) but I'm really excited to go back and take swim lessons with the adaptive instructor there. She was great and I think she found working with my SCI limits interesting. More than once she would come in and say she had found a new exercise to try when she was looking things up. I finally got my Humana card in the mail today, so you can probably guess what I'll be doing tomorrow. Can't wait to get in the water again!

    Comment


      #3
      'Bout time somebody figured out the economic advantages of upstream solutions.
      Foolish

      "We have met the enemy and he is us."-POGO.

      "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it."~Edgar Allan Poe

      "Dream big, you might never wake up!"- Snoop Dogg

      Comment


        #4
        when does humana or medicare kick in??? I"m 2 years post.

        Comment


          #5
          Medicare should start automatically. (they will send you your card/info) when you have been disabled for two years.
          T12-L2; Burst fracture L1: Incomplete walking with AFO's and cane since 1989

          My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am. ~Author Unknown

          Comment


            #6
            Originally posted by darkeyed_daisy
            Medicare should start automatically. (they will send you your card/info) when you have been disabled for two years.
            Actually, it kicks in when you have been receiving SSDI for two years. Generally that is 2 years and 5 months after your injury.

            Comment


              #7
              I thought so.... I couldnt remember at this point LOL.....It has only been 17 years.....
              T12-L2; Burst fracture L1: Incomplete walking with AFO's and cane since 1989

              My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am. ~Author Unknown

              Comment


                #8
                That TOTALLY ROCKS!!!! Might I suggest you choose a gym that is "national" so that when ya travel(I KNOW you are ) you can use your membership at partner centers...This will be a nice added benefit 'specially once your daughter is gone off to college and you start your world travels that you're dying to do....
                'Chelle
                L-1 inc 11/24/03

                "My Give-a-Damn's Busted"......

                Comment


                  #9
                  I was thinking of that too.....

                  Well for the here and now at least our local is accepting it which means I can get in the water tomorrow.....I love the lake but I wont miss that mudd between my toes even with my water shoes on LOL.....
                  T12-L2; Burst fracture L1: Incomplete walking with AFO's and cane since 1989

                  My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am. ~Author Unknown

                  Comment


                    #10
                    Daisy, if you are a Silver Sneakers member (the program that Humana is participating in) you can have access to any participating fitness center throughout the U.S. while traveling. Find out more about Silver Sneakers at

                    http://www.silversneakers.com/ss/index.aspx?

                    Comment


                      #11
                      Originally posted by darkeyed_daisy
                      A couple of years ago, I opted for Humana Gold Choice insurance instead of the traditional Medicare.

                      I got a flyer in the mail today that they will pay my monthly dues at the fitness center in town......There was a whole list in North Carolina of approved fitness centers.

                      I am so excited because I havent been able to go because of the monthly cost/fees.

                      Now I can join and go for no additional cost at Humanas expense......I cant wait.
                      WOOHOO! I signed up too! I got a flyer for that silver sneakers thing. I am joining that. But alot of it seemed like it was for senior citizens. Hope not. Tiff**
                      "Everyone learns faster on fire".

                      "First she spoke with a voice, then she spoke with her own".

                      Comment


                        #12
                        Originally posted by michtif
                        . . . . But alot of it seemed like it was for senior citizens. Hope not. Tiff**
                        That's because it's only available through Humana (and I think some Anthem) Medicare supplemental plans. And MOST people on Medicare ARE senior citizens.

                        Comment


                          #13
                          I called our local fitness center and they said it covers my monthly fee and I can use any equipment/classes/pool that they offer. This is really good news. Water helps me alot. Thanks Cre8tivestyler. It is the silver sneakers program. I have just been waiting for our fitness center to become a participating provider. We are behind everyone else (backwoods backwards) sometimes. LOL
                          T12-L2; Burst fracture L1: Incomplete walking with AFO's and cane since 1989

                          My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am. ~Author Unknown

                          Comment


                            #14
                            Anybody had luck with a private insurance company like Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield covering cost like this?

                            14 months post and still covered under COBRA through my old employer.
                            Paralyze resistance with persistence.
                            T-12

                            Comment


                              #15
                              Jeepin, Anthem's medicare supplemental insurance does participate in the silver sneakers program, so it can't hurt to ask. the worst they can do is say no.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X