Explore the additional benefits of Plan F Extra and Plan G Extra. All the wellness programs and discounts, including the SilverSneakers Fitness program are available to all Medicare Supplement plan members.

Plan F Extra additional benefits

Hearing aid benefits

We provide access to a hearing aid benefit, serviced by EPIC Hearing Healthcare (EPIC®). This benefit includes an annual routine hearing test and coverage for Vista brand mid-level and premium-level hearing aids.

In addition to the covered Vista hearing aids, members have access to other name-brand hearing aids at preferred pricing.

Download the EPIC provider network directory (PDF, 381KB). For details, visit blueshieldca.com/hearingaid or call us today for more information at (800) 963-8008 [TTY 711].

 

Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)

Blue Shield now offers a medical alert monitoring system that provides access to help 24/7, at the push of a button. This benefit is available to eligible members enrolled in Plan F Extra at no additional cost.

For details, visit blueshieldca.com/PERS or call us today for more information at (800) 963-8008 [TTY 711].

Blue Shield of California:

Provides aids and services at no cost to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us such as:

  • Qualified sign language interpreters
  • Written information in other formats (including large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, and other formats)

Provides language services at no cost to people whose primary language is not English such as:

  • Qualified interpreters
  • Information written in other languages

 

Vision benefit

Blue Shield now offers vision benefits including coverage for exams, frames, eyeglass or contact lenses provided by Medical Eye Services, Inc. (MESVision). These benefits offer a network of providers in retail optical centers. There is a limited network of MES Participating Providers outside of California. You can lower your costs by choosing network providers for covered services.

You can find a vision care provider online. Or for a list of providers in your area, contact Member Services at (877) 601-9083.

 

Plan G Extra additional benefits

Hearing aid benefits

We provide access to a hearing aid benefit, serviced by EPIC Hearing Healthcare (EPIC®). This benefit includes an annual routine hearing test and coverage for Vista brand mid-level and premium-level hearing aids.

In addition to the covered Vista hearing aids, members have access to other name-brand hearing aids at preferred pricing.

Download the EPIC provider network directory (PDF, 381KB). For details, visit blueshieldca.com/hearingaid or call us today for more information at (800) 963-8008 [TTY 711].

 

Vision benefit

Blue Shield now offers vision benefits including coverage for exams, frames, eyeglass or contact lenses provided by Medical Eye Services, Inc. (MESVision). These benefits offer a network of providers in retail optical centers. There is a limited network of MES Participating Providers outside of California. You can lower your costs by choosing network providers for covered services.

You can find a vision care provider online. Or for a list of providers in your area, contact Member Services at (877) 601-9083.

 

Physician consultation benefit

Blue Shield now offers physician consultation benefits available by phone or video via computer or mobile app. Get access to licensed physicians 24/7/365. Teladoc physicians can resolve many non-emergency medical issues, which can save you time from visiting the ER or local urgent care center. Teladoc physicians can even prescribe medications, if necessary.

For more information, contact Member Services today at (800) 248-2341.

 

Over-the-counter items benefit

Blue Shield now offers over-the-counter (OTC) items benefits including coverage for eligible OTC health and wellness products such as cold and allergy medicines, first-aid supplies, pain relievers and more.

For more information, contact Member Services today at (800) 248-2341.

 

Extra programs and discounts for all Medicare Supplement members1

Support your health efforts with tools for overall wellness — by phone, online and in-person. Plus, score some great discounts!

SilverSneakers Fitness program

SilverSneakers® your fitness benefit at no extra cost, can help you improve your life so you can continue to do the things you love. SilverSneakers gives you access to:

  • Trained instructors 
  • Classes for all levels, designed to improve energy levels, strength, balance, flexibility and endurance*
  • 16,000+ participating locations nationwide**
  • SilverSneakers On-DemandTM workout videos plus fitness and nutrition tips
  • The SilverSneakers GOTM app with adjustable workouts, location finder and more 

Simply show your SilverSneakers ID number or card at any participating location to get started. Friendly staff will welcome you, give you a tour and answer your questions.

For details, visit SilverSneakers/StartHere or call SilverSneakers customer service at (888) 423-4632 [TTY: 711], Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT.

* Membership includes SilverSneakers instructor-led group fitness classes. Some locations offer members additional classes. Classes vary by location.

** Participating locations ("PL") are not owned or operated by Tivity Health, Inc. or its affiliates. Use of PL facilities and amenities is limited to terms and conditions of PL basic membership. Facilities and amenities vary by PL.

 

NurseHelp 24/7SM

Have a medical concern and not sure what to do? Connect with a registered nurse anytime day or night for advice and answers to your health-related questions.

 

Eye care accessories discounts

Receive a 20% discount on frames and lenses.

 

Hearing aid services

As a Blue Shield member, you are eligible for hearing aid services purchased from our contracted provider (EPIC Hearing Healthcare, and under the Amplify Plus program). This includes:

  • $0 charge for hearing aid evaluation
  • Discount on hearing aids, which come with warranties, batteries and service

 

ID protection and credit monitoring at no additional charge

Blue Shield of California offers Identity Theft Protection and Monitoring services, at no additional cost to all eligible plan members.

 

Alternative care discount programs

Relax and save 25% off on healthcare services from practitioners participating with the ChooseHealthy® program:

  • Acupuncture services.
  • Chiropractic services.
  • Therapeutic Massage services.
  • Health and wellness products.
  • Get discounts up to 57% on popular products from health and fitness vendors.
  • Learn from evidence-based, online health classes and articles offered at no cost.

 

Programs are administered by or arranged through the following independent companies:

  • Alternative Care Discount Program - services are provided by the ChooseHealthy program is made available through ChooseHealthy, Inc., a subsidiary of American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH)
  • Discount Vision Program - MESVisionOptics.com
  • LASIK and PRK - QualSight LASIK, NVISION Laser Eye Centers
  • SilverSneakers - Tivity Health
  • EPIC Hearing Healthcare is an independent entity that administrates services on behalf of Blue Shield of California.
  • LifeStation is an independent entity that administrates services on behalf of Blue Shield of California.
  • Blue Shield’s vision benefits are administered by Medical Eye Services, Inc. (MESVision®). MESVision® is a vision care services plan licensed by the California Department of Managed Health Care, which contracts with Blue Shield to administer delivery of eyewear and eye exams covered under this vision benefit. MESVision® also contracts with Blue Shield to serve as a claims administrator for the processing of claims for covered services received from MES Non-Participating Providers.
  • NurseHelp 24/7SM is a service of Blue Shield of California.