What is Silver and Fit?
UPDATED – March 15, 2020: Silver and Fit is a health and fitness program, specially designed for senior citizens and other older adults by American Specialty Health (ASH). The fitness plan, part of Medicare, allows you access to memberships from a broad network of gyms or provides everything you need to start up your own home fitness program.
After enrolled, you can view their wide variety of benefits and educational health resources online including health and wellness classes.
In addition, you can also track your exercise routine through a wearable device or app if you decide to use Silver&Fit Connected plan. If you prefer to not use their new online resources, you may request they send the plan resources with the Silver Slate newsletter.
How to find Silver and Fit Locations Near You
Among the over 14,000 participating gyms across the nation, including some YMCA locations, you will be able to choose between Gender-Specific Facilities, Exercise Centers, Basic Coed and Full Co-ed Facilities.
Some of the more well-known participating gyms are…
- LA and 24 Hour Fitness
- Planet Fitness Centers
- Anytime Fitness
- Snap Fitness Centers
New gyms are added to the plan all the time, so be sure to check back often.
To find out if a a center near you is participating in the program, go to the Silver&Fit homepage, enter your zip-code, and search for “All Facilities” to show a complete list of gym centers for members to access.
You will then be able to view the list of participating centers near you to conveniently start working on your exercise routine by taking advantage of community pools, yoga classes and other potential studios.
Can’t make it to the gym? Exercise At Home!
If you don’t have the ability to travel to a gym or simply decide to exercise from home, you will have the option to choose from 2 of the 17 home fitness options available.
All specific and necessary equipment to participate in the option of your choice is sent via mail.
Am I Eligible? Is this covered by my insurance or Medicare plans?
Those interested in joining the Silver and Fit plan, must meet only two criteria…
- Be of age 65 or older
- Be currently enrolled in a Medicare Advantage or Medicare supplement plan.
Silver and Fit Members are generally qualified by their health insurance plan. Kaiser and Medicare are the 2 main providers that automatically qualify you for a membership. Be sure to call Silver and Fit customer service to see if any new providers have been added as part of the program.
If you already have a plan through Kaiser Permanente and/or supplemental Medicare Advantage coverage, you may already be automatically eligible to enroll in the Silver and Fit program.
Check out your insurance provider’s website to see if the program is currently part of your medicare benefit plan and if you will still need to pay the annual fee.
If you need extra assistance, you can always call the Silver and Fit customer service team to answer any questions you have regarding the plan and what Medicare Advantage will cover.
How to Enroll in the Fitness Program
For new members, signing up is simple. In order to register for the Silver and Fit program, you must first follow these steps:
- Search for a desirable and participating gym center
- Complete the online enrollment for the selected fitness center
- Visit the club to complete your Silver and Fit registration and pay for any additional member fees*
During the process of enrollment, you can choose between access to various gym memberships or an At Home Fitness Kit sent to you within 10 days as part of your Silver&Fit plan.
You may also receive a second kit, for more variety in your exercise routine. The kit is sent via mail, 90 days after the shipment of the first kit.
Note: This does not include your annual fee as a Silver and Fit member.
Contact Silver&Fit Customer Service
Call by Phone to:
877-710-2746 (TTY / TDD)
P.O. Box 509117
San Diego, CA 92150
NOTE: We are not affiliated with Silver and Fit, and you should NOT contact us with any sensitive information that is of a personal nature. We are merely a resource that provides information.