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Why Blue Shield for Medicare Supplement plans?

Find the exact benefits you want for your health care with a wide range of vision, hearing, and dental benefits. Some plans offer classic AAA membership and exciting health and wellness programs. You can choose from our flexible plans and customize the supplemental coverage you need.

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Independence and safe mobility with AAA

Plan G Inspire members receive Classic AAA Membership including 24/7 roadside assistance and AAA Roadwise Rx.

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Healthy smiles

See if our Specialty Duo plan is right for you.

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Hearing aids and glasses

Find the coverage you need for vision and hearing, so you stay healthy and active in all parts of your life. 

Doctor in network

Emergency help at the push of a button

Personal emergency response system (PERS) is available at no additional cost with some Blue Shield Medicare plans. 

Prescriptions Covered

Discounts on Over-the-Counter items

Our OTC benefit provides an allowance for eligible products including cold and allergy medicines, first aid supplies, pain relievers, and more.

Teladoc

SilverSneakers® fitness program

SilverSneakers is an innovative fitness and wellness program for seniors included at no additional cost with your Blue Shield Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans.

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  • New! Plan G Inspire* SAVE $25/MONTH SAVE

    Plan G Inspire includes everything Plan G Extra offers, plus a benefit designed to promote your continued independence and safe mobility. 

    Learn more about the Independence and Safe Mobility with AAA benefit.

  • Plan G Extra

    Plan G Extra offers everything Plan G offers plus additional benefits for up to a $2,700 value. These benefits include: 

    Physician consultation benefit
    Blue Shield offers physician consultation benefits by phone or video using your computer or mobile app. Teladoc physicians can resolve many non-emergency medical issues, which can save you from visiting the emergency room or local urgent care center. Teladoc physicians can even prescribe medications if necessary.

    Quarterly allowance for over-the-counter items5
    Blue Shield offers a quarterly allowance for over-the-counter (OTC) items, providing a one-time use per quarter allowance for eligible products. This includes cold and allergy medicines, first-aid supplies, pain relievers, and more.

    For details visit the OTC benefits page

    Hearing aid benefits
    We provide access to a hearing aid benefit. This includes an annual hearing aid exam and basic or reserve level hearing aids from EPIC Hearing Healthcare. 

    Download the EPIC provider network directory (PDF, 405 KB). For details, visit blueshieldca.com/hearingaid or call us for more information at (800) 963-8008 [TTY: 711].

    Vision benefit
    Blue Shield offers vision benefits including coverage for exams, frames, and eyeglasses or contact lenses provided by Vision Service Plan (VSP). These benefits offer a network of providers in retail, neighborhood, medical, and professional settings. Lower your costs by choosing network providers for covered services.

    Find a vision care provider online.  Or for a list of providers in your area, contact Customer Care at (800) 776-4466.

  • Plan A

    Plan A is our basic Medicare Supplement plan with the lowest monthly rate6. It includes coverage for Medicare Parts A and B copayments and coinsurance, with a few additional perks like the SilverSneakers® fitness and wellness program.

  • Plan N

    For a slightly higher rate6, Plan N includes coverage for Medicare Part A deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance. Plan N also provides coverage for skilled nursing facility care, foreign travel emergencies, and the SilverSneakers® fitness and wellness program. With this plan, you would be responsible for paying:3

    • Up to a $20 copayment for office visits
    • Up to a $50 copayment for visits to the emergency room
  • Plan G
    The plan includes coverage for Medicare Part A deductibles and Part A and Part B copayments and coinsurance plus:
    • SilverSneakers® fitness and wellness program
    • 100% coverage of Medicare Part B excess charges
    • Skilled nursing facility care
    • Foreign travel emergencies
  • Plan F Extra

    Plan F Extra covers Medicare Part A and B deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance, plus many additional benefits. 

    Plan F Extra is only available to applicants who turned 65 before January 1, 2020, or first became eligible for Medicare benefits due to disability before January 1, 2020.

    Hearing aid benefits
    We provide access to a hearing aid benefit. This benefit includes an annual hearing aid exam and basic or reserve level hearing aids from EPIC Hearing Healthcare. 

    Download the EPIC provider network directory (PDF, 405 KB). For details, visit blueshieldca.com/hearingaid or call us for more information at (800) 963-8008 [TTY: 711].

    Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)
    Blue Shield now offers an emergency 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 for more information at (800) 963-8008 [TTY: 711].

    Vision benefit
    Blue Shield offers vision benefits including coverage for exams, frames, and eyeglasses or contact lenses provided by Vision Service Plan (VSP). These benefits offer a network of providers in retail, neighborhood, medical, and professional settings. Lower your costs by choosing network providers for covered services.

    Find a vision care provider online. Or for a list of providers in your area, contact Customer Care at (800) 776-4466.

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Medicare Part A coinsurance 

Medicare Part B coinsurance 

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Blood (first three pints)

Part A hospice care coinsurance

Medicare Part A deductible

Skilled nursing facility care

Medicare Part B excess charges

Medicare Part B deductible

NurseHelp 24/7SM

SilverSneakers® 

Vision benefits

Hearing aid benefits

Physician consultation benefits

Quarterly OTC allowance4

Emergency alert device

Roadwise Driver

Roadwise Rx

Classic AAA membership5

 

Already have a Medicare Supplement plan?

Switching to a Blue Shield plan can be simple. You can transfer to an open plan of equal or lesser value during your Open Enrollment Period, starting on the first day of your birthday month and ending 60 days after your birthday, without going through underwriting. (That means no medical exam is required.)

You can also transfer to a Medicare Supplement plan with richer benefits if you like. However you will have to complete a new application and go through underwriting to do so. 

Note to enrollees in the Household Savings Program: If you change plans, remember that the other household member must transfer to the same plan for your monthly savings to continue.

Please note: Extra/Innovative benefits are no longer considered when evaluating whether a plan’s benefits are considered “equal to” or “lesser than.” Effective 7/1/2020, subscribers currently enrolled in Medicare Supplement Plan F can transfer to Plan F Extra, and members currently enrolled in Plan G can transfer to Plan G Extra during their annual Open Enrollment Period without underwriting. (That means no medical exam is required.)

 

 

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