AARP UnitedHealthcare & the Y


If you are 65+ and hold an AARP Medicare Supplement Insurance plan with United Health Care, you can enjoy 50% off the senior adult membership rate at the Y – a savings of $13.50 per month! You also pay no join fee and enjoy full facility membership plus additional wellness classes right in your branch at the Hopkins County Family YMCA and Y Express (at Parkway Plaza Mall).

Benefits of the AARP Medicare Supplement Y membership program include:

  • Members have access to full membership services including access to the YMCA and Y Express.
  • New members do not pay a joiner fee.
  • Current Y members can convert to the AARP Y membership with activation letter obtained from AARP beginning Jan. 1, 2016.
  • AARP Y Members will pay $13.50 (50% of the normal Y Senior Membership monthly rate) under this plan.

To enroll in the program, members must obtain an “Activation Letter” by calling the AARP Medicare Supplement Plan call center at 1-800-523-5800.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: I’ve heard about this new membership benefit at the YMCA because I have an AARP Medicare Supplement Plan. Can you tell me more about this?

A: If you are an AARP Medicare Supplement Plan holder, then effective January 1, 2016 you will have a new benefit where you only have to pay half of the normal monthly YMCA membership rate. You will still be able to enjoy all normal membership services at this YMCA through the new program.

Q: How much will I have to actually pay? I’m not sure what the 50% is off of?

A: At our YMCA, your rate will be: $26 per month and there is no joiner fee.  Normal Senior Membership rate is $52 per month with a $52 joiner fee.

Q: Can I utilize classes and programs like a regular member?

A: Yes, if you join the YMCA through this new program you have access to all regular YMCA classes and services as part of your membership. We also have special programs and classes that you can participate in such as:

  • OM Fit
  • Arthritis Aquatics
  • Water Walking
  • Water Aerobics
  • Step Aerobics
  • Zumba

Q: What do I need to do to sign up for this membership program? (How do I receive my special membership rate?)

A: You will need to obtain an “Activation Letter” from the AARP Medicare Supplement Plan customer service center and bring it back to the YMCA. You can do this by calling 1-800-523-5800. They can email it to you or send you a hard copy in the mail. This can be done starting on January 1, 2016.

Q: Where can I obtain information on the other benefits of my AARP Medicare Supplement Plan?

A: For more information on your benefits about your AARP Medicare Supplement Plan you can contact the call center at 1-800-523-5800.