Seniors: Three Steps to Get Your Fitness Pass On the Cheap (or FREE!)

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Many insurance companies offer extra wellness benefits for their members, and seniors can usually cash in. If you are eligible, your insurance will pay for some or all of the cost of a fitness pass. These benefits must be renewed every year so these tips are for everyone, even if you already have a Silver pass!

There are three steps you need to take to get a Silver Benefits pass at Willamalane:

1. Call Your Insurance Company.
Contact your insurance company and find out if they offer wellness benefits with your plan. Willamalane accepts Silver & Fit, Silver Sneakers, Optum Fitness Advantage and AARP Medicare Supplement.If your insurance company offers one of these 4 programs, ask them for your individual program ID number. This is called a confirmation ID, fitness ID or member ID depending on the program. Some insurances may send you a letter with this number on it. Save it!

2. Bring Your ID Number to a Willamalane Facility
After receiving your letter in the mail or getting your program ID number from your insurance company, bring them in and to one of our front desks. The front desk at any Willamalane facility will confirm your eligibility by using the number or letter you were given.

3. Start Exercising
Once you have been confirmed as eligible, our front desk staff will issue you a pass. If your insurance company requires you to pay for half of your pass or has an annual fee, you will pay it at this time. You are now ready to start exercising!

Silver Benefit pass holders can use the fitness center, take any fitness class on land or in the water, lap swim, utilize Exercise on Your Own sessions or enjoy open gym time. If you want to improve your health and make the most of your insurance, take these three easy steps, and get moving!

Health Net, Moda, Providence, Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield, AARP United Healthcare and ORPers are among the major insurers that offer Silver Benefits. Some insurers such as Pacific Source, Medicare Supplement plans or Cigna may offer them for a nominal yearly fee or reduced cost.

If you are current member at a different gym, you can call your program provider (such as Silver & Fit) to switch your facility to Willamalane to take advantage of all four locations.  Just imagine; our pools, fitness center and fitness classes with one Silver Benefits pass rather than paying a second location for your fitness needs.