UPHP Medicare Advantage Plans Add LIVE FIT Fitness Benefit
Marquette –Upper Peninsula Health Plan (UPHP) is excited to announce a new fitness benefit, LIVE FIT, to its two Medicare Advantage plans: UPHP Advantage (HMO) and UPHP Choice (HMO). Both UPHP Advantage and UPHP Choice cover hospital insurance (Part A) and medical insurance (Part B) as well as prescription drug coverage (Part D). Dental, hearing, and vision services are also included under UPHP Advantage. UPHP Choice has a $0 monthly premium with an additional dental benefit. New in 2019, UPHP’s Medicare Advantage plans will offer a fitness benefit that will allow access to classes, equipment, and events at participating health clubs.
In January 2019, LIVE FIT will be available at no additional cost to members enrolled in eligible UPHP Medicare Advantage plans. The benefit will be available throughout Michigan’s Upper Peninsula across a large network of participating fitness centers. Plan participants will have access to the same services, privileges, classes and programs as the fitness centers’ standard members, including a waiver of all traditional enrollment fees. UPHP members enrolled for plan year 2019 will be eligible to receive this new fitness benefit.
“LIVE FIT offers people enrolled in UPHP Medicare Advantage plans an opportunity to stay active and improve their health. The opportunity to go to a local gym at no additional costs is a great value to our Medicare Advantage members on a fixed income,” said Melissa Holmquist, CEO of Upper Peninsula Health Plan.
The following fitness centers, in alphabetical order by county, are participating in the LIVE FIT network:
- Chippewa County:
- All In One Fitness
- War Memorial Hospital Fitness Center
- Delta County:
- Sullivan’s Health & Fitness
- Gogebic County:
- Main Street Fitness
- Houghton County:
- Aspirus Fitness Center
- Portage Fitness Center
- Snap Fitness of Houghton
- Luce County:
- Helen Newberry Joy Wellness Center – Newberry
- Mackinac County:
- Helen Newberry Joy Wellness Center – Curtis
- Marquette County:
- Anytime Fitness of Harvey
- Joe’s Gym
- NMU PEIF Recreation Center
- Perform 4 Life
- Synergy Fitness
- Ontonagon County:
- Aspirus Rehab & Fitness
- Schoolcraft County:
- Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Fitness Center
Fitness centers can be nominated for the network at www.uphp.com/medicare/advantageplans/livefit.
“Anytime Fitness of Harvey looks forward to serving UPHP Medicare Advantage members as part of the LIVE FIT network,” said Jamie Thayer. “We look forward to working together to provide more fitness choices to seniors, both inside and outside of the gym.”
If you have questions, call UPHP Customer Service at 1-877-349-9324 (TTY 711), Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time, with weekend hours from October 1 through March 31st. The call is free. Upper Peninsula Health Plan is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Upper Peninsula Health Plan depends on contract renewal. Learn more at www.uphp.com/medicare.
Upper Peninsula Health Plan is celebrating 20 years of making the U.P. healthier. We currently serve over 47,000 members across five product lines (Michigan Medicaid, MIChild, Children with Special Health Care Services, MI Health Link, and Medicare Advantage) and its network exceeds 2,000 providers.