Comprehensive and Affordable
Blue Shield of California Medicare Advantage plans include all the beneﬁts of Medicare Parts A and B, prescription drug coverage, and other extra benefits.
Flexible and Customizable
Medicare Supplement (also called Medigap) plans add coverage to Original Medicare. This helps with some of the costs Medicare Parts A and B don't cover like copayments, deductibles, and coinsurance.
Your initial eligibility window for Medicare opens 3 months before the month of your 65th birthday. It extends 3 months after your birthday month.
It's important not to delay. There can be ﬁnancial penalties.
When you enroll in a Blue Shield of California Medicare Advantage – Prescription Drug plan, your coverage provides a mail service benefit that offers cost savings and the convenience of home delivery. This benefit is not initially available with Medicare Supplement plans, but you can add it to your plan later.
Once your plan year begins, you will have access to this benefit. For more information visit our Pharmacy network page.
Medicare Advantage plans replace Original Medicare benefits, which you have contributed to in the form of payroll taxes. When you choose a Medicare Advantage plan, you transfer your benefit to an insurer like Blue Shield of California. So we are reimbursed by the government and use that payment for your coverage with in-network providers.