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Medicare Supplement

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Why Blue Shield for a Medicare Supplement plan?

Supplement your Original Medicare coverage with a plan that offers more, like vision¹ and hearing aid benefits, an allowance for over-the-counter items,⁶ and access to doctors on-call 24/7. Get a Blue Shield Medicare Supplement plan with benefits you can use – like our popular Plan F Extra,⁴ or our new Plan G Inspire,² with more than $2,000 in extra benefits,³ including a one-year Classic AAA Membership³ with 24/7 roadside assistance.

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Blue Shield Medicare Supplement benefits

Independence and safe mobility with AAA - NEW!

Plan G Inspire members, including existing AAA members, receive Classic AAA Membership with 24/7 roadside assistance,2 AAA Roadwise Driver – a course designed to help you become a safer driver,3 and a dedicated website with driving resources such as AAA Roadwise Rx.5

Healthy smiles

Find a dental plan that is right for you.

Vision and hearing aid benefits¹

Stay healthy in all parts of your life and get a plan with the vision and hearing coverage you want. 

Emergency help at the push of a button

Personal emergency response system (PERS) is covered under some Blue Shield Medicare plans. 

Quarterly allowance for Over-the-Counter (OTC) items⁶

Plan G Inspire,2 Plan G Extra, and Plan G include an OTC items benefit that provides a one-time use per quarter allowance for eligible OTC items including cold and allergy medicines, first aid supplies, pain relievers, and more.

SilverSneakers® fitness and wellness programs

A fitness and well-being benefit included with your Blue Shield of California health plan at no additional cost. Includes access to on-demand video classes, and online health classes and workshops taught by trained instructors covering nutrition, fitness, and more.

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  • Plan F Extra⁴

    Our plan F Extra4 offers the most benefits, including coverage for Medicare Part A and B deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance, plus additional healthy extras. 

    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
    With Blue Shield, you have access to a hearing aid benefit that includes:

    • Discounts on hearing aids purchased from our contracted provider, EPIC
    • An annual hearing aid exam
    • $0 charge for office visit (including hearing aid evaluation, cleaning, and adjustments when hearing aid is purchased through this program)


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

    Note: Plan F Extra,4 Plan G Extra, and Plan G Inspire include a hearing aid benefit. Please see the Summary of Benefits for details.
     

    Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)
    Blue Shield 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 benefit1
    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 (877) 601-9083.

    Note: Plan F Extra,4 Plan G Extra, and Plan G Inspire include a vision benefit. Please see the Summary of Benefits for details.

  • New! Plan G Inspire¹

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

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

  • Plan G Extra

    Plan G Extra offers everything Plan G offers plus $2,000 in extra benefits*, including: 

    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 (OTC) items6
    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
    With Blue Shield, you have access to a hearing aid benefit. This includes:

    • Discounts on hearing aids purchased from our contracted provider, EPIC
    • An annual hearing aid exam
    • $0 charge for office visit (including hearing aid evaluation, cleaning, and adjustments when hearing aid is purchased through this program) 


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

    Note: Plan F Extra,4 Plan G Extra, and Plan G Inspire include a hearing aid benefit. Please see the Summary of Benefits for details.

    Vision benefit1
    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 (877) 601-9083.

    Note: Plan F Extra,4 Plan G Extra and Plan G Inspire include a vision benefit. Please see the Summary of Benefits for details.

  • 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 programs
    • 100% coverage of Medicare Part B excess charges
    • Skilled nursing facility care
    • Foreign travel emergencies
  • Plan N

    For a slightly higher ratethan Plan A, 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 programs. With this plan, you would be responsible for paying:8

    • Up to a $20 copayment for office visits
    • Up to a $50 copayment for visits to the emergency room
  • Plan A

    If you’re looking for a plan that offers the lowest monthly rate7, Plan A may be a good choice for you. This plan includes coverage for Medicare Parts A and B copayments and coinsurance, with healthy extras like the SilverSneakers® fitness and wellness programs. Please refer to the Summary of Benefits for a complete list of available benefits.

Compare plan benefits

Plan A

Plan N

Plan G

Plan G Extra

New! Plan G Inspire2

Plan F Extra4

Medicare Part A coinsurance and hospitalization

Medicare Part B coinsurance or copayment

Blood (first 3 pints)

Part A hospice care coinsurance or copayment

Medicare Part A deductible

Skilled nursing facility care

Medicare Part B excess charges

Medicare Part B deductible

NurseHelp 24/79

SilverSneakers® fitness and wellness programs 

Vision benefits1

Hearing aid benefits

Physician consultation benefits

Quarterly allowance for over-the-counter items6

Emergency alert device

Independence and safe mobility with AAA

Plan A

Plan N

Plan G

Plan G extra

Plan G Inspire1

Plan F extra2

Medicare Part A coinsurance and hospitalization

Medicare Part B coinsurance or copayment

Blood (first 3 pints)

Part A hospice care insurance or copayment

Medicare Part A deductible

Skilled nursing facility care

Medicare Part B excess charges

Medicare Part B deductible

NurseHelp 24/7SM

SilverSneakers® fitness and wellness programs 

Vision benefits1

Hearing aid benefits

Physician consultation benefits

Quarterly OTC allowance6

Emergency alert device

Independence and safe mobility with AAA

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Why Choose a Medicare Supplement plan?

Why Choose a Medicare Supplement plan?

Whether you need medical care while traveling, in the comfort of home, or you want the flexibility to see any medical doctor or specialist that accepts Medicare, a Medicare Supplement plan may be just what you need.

Medicare Supplement savings program

Affordable coverage. Savings for your pocket. Benefits you value.
Along with rates that are designed to be affordable, with a Blue Shield Medicare Supplement plan, you will also have a number of opportunities to save on your monthly plan dues through our savings programs.10

Household savings
Save up to $168/year when you add two. Save 7% off your combined individual plan rates when you and another member of your household enroll in the same plan type through our Household Savings Program.10,12

AutoPay savings
Save $3 a month when you enroll in AutoPay – and have your monthly dues automatically deducted from your checking or savings account – so you never miss a payment.10

Dental savings
Save $3 a month for the first six months on your dental rates when you enroll in one of our dental plans at the same time you enroll in your Blue Shield Medicare Supplement plan.10

Welcome to Medicare rate savings
New to Medicare Part B? Save $300 your first year ($25 a month for 12 months through our Welcome to Medicare Rate Savings program).10,11


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. 

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 Extra4, 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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