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Medicare Advantage Plans with Fitness Benefits Snag Healthier Enrollees
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Medicare Advantage plans that include fitness benefits such as gym memberships attract significantly healthier enrollees who are also less expensive to cover, according to a study in The New England Journal of Medicine.

“It makes sense. The people who would value fitness memberships would be healthier and have fewer functional limitations,” says Amal N. Trivedi, co-author of the study, Fitness Membership and Favorable Selection in Medicare Advantage Plans. “And that group of seniors that participates in fitness programs has lower health expenses.”