Why do you need a Blue Shield Medicare Advantage - Prescription Drug plan?

Original Medicare offers basic coverage. But it does not cover all the services and supplies you need. For example, it does not cover prescription drugs, physical exams, hearing aids or routine eye care. So, a Medicare Advantage - Prescription Drug plan is an affordable alternative to Original Medicare.

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Get more out of Original Medicare, at an affordable price, with a Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan.

These health plans provide all the medical services and supplies offered by Original Medicare, plus coverage and much more! Including extra coverage for Hearing Aid and Personal Emergency Response System (PERS).

 

Hearing aid benefits

We provide access to a hearing aid benefit, serviced by EPIC Hearing Healthcare1 (EPIC®). This benefit includes an annual routine hearing test and coverage for Vista brand mid-level and premium-level hearing aids, at a low copay. In addition to the covered Vista hearing aids, members have access to other name brand hearing aids at preferred pricing.

Download EPIC provider network directory. For details, call us today for more information at (800) 963-8008 [TTY: 711].

Available in Blue Shield 65 Plus Choice Plan offered in San Bernardino and Riverside counties and Blue Shield 65 Plus in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties.

 

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 members at no additional cost.

For details, call us today for more information at (800) 963-8008 [TTY: 711].

Available in Blue Shield 65 Plus Choice Plan offered in San Bernardino and Riverside counties and Blue Shield 65 Plus in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties.

 

How to get coverage

We offer Medicare Advantage - Prescription Drug Plans in Orange, San Diego and Fresno counties and parts of Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Kern, Sacramento, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties.

Coverage varies depending on where you live and which plan you select.

To find out which benefits we offer in your area, and to begin the enrollment  process, use our tool to compare plans, get a quote and apply.

Or, we can provide you with a personal Blue Shield Medicare Plan Advisor, who will answer your questions about our MA-PD plans. Call to find out more, or to enroll by phone, toll free at (800) 963-8008 [TTY: 711] 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week, from October 1, through March 31, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., weekdays, from April 1 through September 30.

 

Medicare Advantage - Prescription Drug plan details

Click on the links below to learn about our plans. Download a comprehensive plan description - a document called an Evidence of Coverage - for each area and plan type, as well as a Summary of Benefits.

 

Find a doctor

For the most up-to-date listing of providers in your area visit Find a doctor tool. Be sure to select the proper Medicare Advantage HMO plan:

  • Blue Shield 65 Plus (HMO)
  • Blue Shield Trio Medicare (HMO)
  • Blue Shield 65 Plus Choice Plan (HMO) - select only for this plan located in Orange County, parts of Los Angeles County, or parts of San Bernardino County, and parts of Riverside County
  • Blue Shield 65 Plus (HMO) Group - select if you have coverage through your former employer group/union

If you want a printed Provider Directory mailed to you, or if you need help finding a network provider, please call (800) 963-8008 [TTY: 711] or email MemberSvcs@blueshieldca.com.

 

Download the Medicare Plan Ratings Information3.

Blue Shield 65 Plus HMO, Blue Shield 65 Plus Choice Plan and Blue Shield Trio Medicare (PDF, 94KB)

Download the multi-language insert (PDF, 249KB)