UnitedHealthcare Expands Fitness Program to Medicare Advantage Plans in Utah | Business Wire

SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–UnitedHealthcare will expand its fitness program for people enrolled in

its Medicare Advantage plans to Utah 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 Utah, this includes participating 24 Hour Fitness,

Anytime Fitness, Curves, Life Time, Snap Fitness and VASA Fitness


Through Renew Active, people can take advantage of an in-person fitness

orientation to help them get started towards 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

exercise classes.

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 enroled 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 Marc Briggs, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Medicare &. Retirement

in Utah. “With Renew Active, we hope to make it easier, more convenient

and more affordable for people in Utah 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 enroled 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 enroled 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 forwards to

providing more fitness choices to UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage

members in 2019 when Renew Active expands to Utah.”

“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 Utah seniors and support their

health journey through our participation in the Renew Active program in


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

other company.

For more information about Renew Active, visit www.MyRenewActive.com.

About UnitedHealthcare

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 organisation with a Medicare contract and a

Medicare-approved Part D sponsor. Enrolment 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 enrol 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.

Other providers are available in our network.



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