its Medicare Advantage plans to Illinois and 11 additional states in
2019. The company is also enhancing the program with new features and
rebranding it as Renew Active.
Renew Active is a fitness program for body and mind designed to help
people live their best lives and achieve their health and wellness
goals. It provides access to an extensive choice of more than 6,000
fitness locations, including national, regional and local options, at no
additional cost. In Illinois, this includes participating Anytime
Fitness, Curves, Gold’s Gym, LA Fitness, Life Time and Snap Fitness
locations. Locations also include local participating YMCAs.
Through Renew Active, people can take advantage of an in-person fitness
orientation to help them get started toward reaching their goals as well
as all of the benefits of a standard membership at participating fitness
locations, including a wide variety of equipment, amenities and group
UnitedHealthcare is also adding new features to Renew Active so that
plan participants can challenge themselves both physically and mentally.
The program will offer online exercises and activities to help people
keep their minds active.
Renew Active is available at no additional cost to people enrolled in
eligible UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans.
“We know that our health and well-being are closely connected not just
to the care we receive from our doctors but also to the way we live our
lives,” said Rick Dunlop, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Medicare &. Retirement
in Illinois. “With Renew Active, we hope to make it easier, more
convenient and more affordable for people in Illinois to stay active,
both physically and mentally.”
UnitedHealthcare introduced its fitness program in 2017 because of the
important role that exercise plays in health and quality of life as
people age. The response from people enrolled in its Medicare Advantage
plans has been overwhelmingly positive, prompting the company to
significantly expand the program.
In 2019, Renew Active will be newly available to people enrolled in
select Medicare Advantage plans in California, Connecticut, Illinois,
Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, North
Carolina and Utah. These people will join the nearly 1.1 million
Medicare Advantage plan participants in 11 other states who currently
have access to the program.
“Anytime Fitness and Self Esteem Brands have helped thousands of seniors
become more physically fit through our participation in the Renew Active
network,” said Chuck Runyon, CEO of Anytime Fitness. “We look forward to
providing more fitness choices to UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage
members in 2019 when Renew Active expands to Illinois.”
“At Life Time, we help our members achieve their health objectives and
fitness goals, no matter their age,” said Mark Laylin, senior vice
president, national sales, Life Time. “We’re eager to bring our
world-class facilities and programming to Illinois seniors and support
their health journey through our participation in the Renew Active
program in 2019.”
The rebranding of the program – previously known as Optum Fitness
Advantage – aligns it with Renew by UnitedHealthcare, the company’s
members-only health and wellness experience.
Renew by UnitedHealthcare encourages and inspires people to take an
active role in their health and happiness through a variety of resources
including recipes, videos, quizzes, educational courses, interactive
health tools and tips to infuse more positivity into their day. People
can earn rewards through Renew for making healthy choices and completing
certain health care activities.
UnitedHealthcare is the exclusive provider of AARP-branded Medicare
plans. The company serves one in five Medicare beneficiaries nationwide:
nearly 4.8 million people through Medicare Advantage plans, more than
4.7 million people through stand-alone Part D prescription drug plans,
and more than 4.5 million people through Medicare supplement plans. More
people have chosen UnitedHealthcare for their Medicare coverage than any
For more information about Renew Active, visit www.MyRenewActive.com.
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and
making the health system work better for everyone by simplifying the
health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs.
sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. In the United
States, UnitedHealthcare offers the full spectrum of health benefit
programs for individuals, employers. Medicare and Medicaid
beneficiaries. Contracts directly with more than 1.2 million
physicians and care professionals. 6,500 hospitals and other care
facilities nationwide. The company also provides health benefits and
delivers care to people through owned and operated health care
facilities in South America. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses
of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified health care company.
For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com
or follow @UHC on Twitter.
Plans are insured through UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company or one of
its affiliated companies. For Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug
Plans: A Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract and a
Medicare-approved Part D sponsor. Enrollment in these plans depends on
the plan’s contract renewal with Medicare. UnitedHealthcare Insurance
Company pays royalty fees to AARP for the use of its intellectual
property. These fees are used for the general purposes of AARP. You do
not need to be an AARP member to enroll in a Medicare Advantage or
Prescription Drug Plan. AARP and its affiliates aren't insurers. AARP
encourages you to consider your needs when selecting products and does
not make specific product recommendations for individuals.
Participation in the Renew Active™ by UnitedHealthcare program is
voluntary. Consult your doctor prior to beginning an exercise program or
making changes to your lifestyle or health care routine. Equipment and
classes may vary by location. Services, including equipment, classes,
personalized fitness plans provided by fitness centers. Brain
activities provided by BrainHQ, are provided by third parties not
affiliated with AARP or UnitedHealthcare. AARP and UnitedHealthcare do
not endorse and aren't responsible for the services or information
provided by this program. Availability of the Renew Active™ program
varies by plan/area.
Renew by UnitedHealthcare isn't available in all plans.
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