SCAN Health Plan Expands Partnership with Healthways to Offer SilverSneakers® Fitness Program in California

  SCAN Health Plan Expands Partnership with Healthways to Offer
  SilverSneakers® Fitness Program in California

    Commitment to Improving Older Adult Health and Well-Being Expands into

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LONG BEACH, Calif. -- November 18, 2013

As part of its mission to keep seniors healthy and independent, SCAN Health
Plan today announced it will expand its existing partnership with well-being
improvement leader, Healthways. SCAN Health Plan has been offering the
award-winning SilverSneakers^® Fitness Program to its Medicare members in
Arizona since 2011 and with the expanded agreement, SilverSneakers will be
available to members in California beginning January 2014.

“SilverSneakers is a wonderful complement to our many programs, Education
Centers, SCAN Van and other community outreach activities designed to keep
seniors healthy and engaged,” said Cathy Batteer, senior vice president and
general manager, all SCAN markets. “Our members in Arizona have enjoyed and
benefited from this fun and important program, so we are thrilled to now be
able to offer it to SCAN members in California as well.”

The effectiveness of the program is evidenced through a 2012 survey of SCAN
members who have participated in SilverSneakers. According to the survey
results, more than half of surveyed members reported improvement in arthritis
pain and lower back pain since participating in the program. In addition,
about half said SilverSneakers is their “first fitness club membership.”

“Healthways is honored to renew our agreement with SCAN and to expand our
partnership to reach members in California,” said Ben R. Leedle, Jr.,
Healthways president and chief executive officer. “For more than 35 years,
SCAN has been focusing on the unique needs of older adults. This partnership
with Healthways and SilverSneakers is a testament to its vision to improve the
lives of its members by offering a user-friendly, proven program that provides
a unique combination of physical fitness and social experiences.”

SilverSneakers^® is the nation’s leading exercise program designed exclusively
for older adults. Using proven methodologies based upon more than 20 years of
science and outcomes, the SilverSneakers^® Fitness Program increases physical
activity in older adults, resulting in higher well-being and lower healthcare
costs. SilverSneakers engages participants in more frequent strength training,
aerobic and flexibility exercise through access to a variety of venues and
programming designed specifically for older adults that incorporates social

The SilverSneakers^® Fitness Program was founded in 1992 and serves more than
10 million eligible members. The Healthways fitness center network offers
convenient access to more than 15,000 participating fitness and wellness
facilities nationwide.

About SCAN Health Plan

For 35 years SCAN Health Plan has been focusing exclusively on the unique
needs of seniors and others on Medicare. The company currently has nearly
150,000 members in California and Arizona. Further information may be obtained
at or on Facebook at

SCAN Health Plan is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in SCAN
Health Plan depends on contract renewal. The benefit information provided is a
brief summary, not a complete description of benefits. Limitations,
co-payments and restrictions may apply. Benefits and provider network may
change on January 1 of each year.

About Healthways

Healthways is the largest independent global provider of well-being
improvement solutions. The company offers the award-winning SilverSneakers^®
Fitness Program, the nation’s leading exercise program designed exclusively
for older adults. Dedicated to creating a healthier world one person at a
time, the company uses the science of behavior change to produce and measure
positive change in well-being for our customers, which include employers,
integrated health systems, hospitals, physicians, health plans, communities
and government entities. We provide highly specific and personalized support
for each individual and their team of experts to optimize each participant’s
health and productivity and to reduce health-related costs.Results are
achieved by addressing longitudinal health risks and care needs of everyone in
a given population. The company has scaled its proprietary technology
infrastructure and delivery capabilities developed over 30 years and now
serves approximately 45 million people on four continents. Learn more at or

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