Citizens Choice Healthplan (CCHP) HMO selects Silver&Fit® Exercise and Healthy Aging Program
10/05/2011

American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH), a national health services organization, announced that Citizens Choice Healthplan HMO, a fast-growing Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan, has selected the Silver&Fit senior exercise and healthy aging program for over 13,000 of its members. Silver&Fit offers memberships at one of more than 11,000 participating fitness clubs and exercise facilities nationwide. The Silver&Fit membership includes all of the standard amenities offered by that club’s standard membership, such as access to weight equipment, cardiovascular equipment, and where available, pools, saunas, and whirlpool facilities.

Online PR News – 05-October-2011 – – American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH), a national health services organization, announced that Citizens Choice Healthplan HMO, a fast-growing Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan, has selected the Silver&Fit senior exercise and healthy aging program for over 13,000 of its members. Silver&Fit offers memberships at one of more than 11,000 participating fitness clubs and exercise facilities nationwide. The Silver&Fit membership includes all of the standard amenities offered by that club’s standard membership, such as access to weight equipment, cardiovascular equipment, and where available, pools, saunas, and whirlpool facilities.

All Silver&Fit members receive The Silver Slate® quarterly newsletter, access to the SilverandFit.com website, and a toll-free hotline to provide information and answer questions about the program.

Silver&Fit was developed to assist seniors in beginning or continuing a regular exercise program. Regular exercise has shown to be an important element in preventing some medical conditions, including high blood pressure and heart and lung disease. Cardiovascular and strength training can also help seniors improve their balance and become more flexible, preventing common slips and falls and speeding up the recovery period from such injuries. Access to the network of exercise facilities is provided through ASH’s subsidiary American Specialty Health Systems, Inc.

Since 2005, Citizens Choice Healthplan HMO has served all of Los Angeles and partial Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. Based out of Cerritos, Citizens Choice works with diverse communities to promote health and wellness and offers its network providers a variety of contracts that better enable them to serve their Medicare and Medicare/Medi-Cal population. “Our niche is our ability to serve the elderly with a comprehensive array of value-based benefits that keep them healthy and can improve their overall health status. One such benefit is the Silver&Fit Program,” states Paul Kahen, CEO, Citizens Choice Healthplan HMO.

Citizens Choice Healthplan HMO has become a leader in the health care industry by improving the well-being of their members and focusing on continuous care management and opportunities for quality improvement. Citizens Choice Healthplan holds a Medicare contract with the Federal government to provide services to all eligible Part A and Part B Medicare recipients.

About Silver&Fit and American Specialty Health (ASH)

Silver&Fit is provided by American Specialty Health Systems, Inc. a subsidiary of American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH). ASH is a national health services company that provides prevention and wellness services, health improvement programs, specialty network management programs, and fitness and exercise services to health plans, insurance carriers, employer groups, and trust funds.

Based in San Diego, ASH has over 800 employees and covers more than 26 million members in specialty network management, fitness, and wellness and prevention programs. For more information, visit SilverandFit.com or ASHCompanies.com, or call 1-800-848-3555.