Over the last 8-10 years, more and more options have arisen for wellness initiatives and health insurance benefits for fitness-related and health-promoting actions by the population.
Whether you are considering taking your employer up on their health coverage options, or using private or federal health insurance, there are some things you might want to know to help you make the most informed decision!
Health Insurance in Colorado: Overview
In general, health insurances vary from company to company, person to person, and needs to needs.
So the best we can provide as far as insurances and health accounts, is generalities at best!
Most insurances across the board, do not cover more progressive and preventative healthcare measures.
Sad, but true!
However, there are more and more benefits available to you being created every year, so keep your eyes peeled for eligibility and coverages!
Interested in low-cost, discounted fitness and nutrition support, and your insurance doesn’t cover it? Check out this resource available through The Earth’s Choice Apothecary
Gym members are NOT CHEAP. Especially, if you need a more comprehensive training facility for various reasons.
Figuring out how to budget in for a gym membership can be discouraging and overwhelming.
Surprisingly however, there MAY be untapped discounts and benefits that you weren’t even aware of!
1. Disability Benefits
If you are disabled, whether through work-related injury, in the line of duty, or military, you may be eligible for Medicaid or Medicare if you meet their disability standards. Make sure to check your specific state’s eligibility requirements.
Medicare: Health Insurance in Colorado Tips
Herbalist Helpful Tip: Many Medicare Advantage Plans cover fitness class often called “Silver Sneakers“. Keep in mind, that on the websites and documents, may say they are only available for individuals 65 or older.
However, if you are a disabled veteran eligible and on SSD, you can still have access to these benefits regardless of age.
2. Free Community Offerings
Many private fitness studios and smaller gyms offer discounted or free fitness classes for military or disabled individuals.
Make sure to check out your local 211 or county’s social services network for information on free classes in your area!
Listed below are some free resources and ideas for fun, family-friendly activities that may be found in your area!