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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.
 

Limited time: Enroll in any Medicare Supplement plan without underwriting 

Enroll in ANY available2 Blue Shield of California Medicare Supplement Plan without underwriting review.

Currently enrolled Medicare Supplement plan members, active with Blue Shield of California or any other Medicare Supplement carrier, are eligible for this offer. Medicare Advantage plan members are also eligible.*

Limited time: Enroll in any Medicare Supplement plan without underwriting

The Underwriting Holiday is being offered for a limited time. Applications must be received by Blue Shield of California between November 2, 2020 at 12 a.m. and February 28, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. (for effective dates of December 1, 2020 through April 1, 2021) to qualify. Any applications received before or after this underwriting holiday will be subject to standard underwriting rules. No exceptions will be made for applications submitted after February 28, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Applicant must be a California resident.

*Medicare Advantage plan members may enroll into a Blue Shield of California Medicare Supplement plan without underwriting review during the Annual Election Period (AEP) through December 7, 2020. Additionally, due to the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (OEP), Medicare Advantage plan members may switch to a Blue Shield of California Medicare Supplement Plan from January 1, 2021 through February 28, 2021 without underwriting review.


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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 Rx2,3,5.

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Healthy smiles

See if our Specialty Duo Vision plan is right for you.

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Hearing aid and vision benefits¹

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 covered under some Blue Shield Medicare plans. 

Prescriptions Covered

Quarterly allowance for over-the-counter (OTC) items⁶

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

Teladoc

SilverSneakers® fitness program

A benefit designed to help you stay healthy with access to fitness and wellness tools. Included with your Blue Shield of California health plan.

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  • New! Plan G Inspire²

    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 $2000 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 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
    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 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 (800) 776-4466.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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 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 (800) 776-4466.

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Medicare Part A coinsurance 

Medicare Part B coinsurance 

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Blood (first 3 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® fitness and wellness programs 

Vision benefits1

Hearing aid benefits

Physician consultation benefits

Quarterly allowance for Over-the-Counter items6

Emergency alert device

Roadwise Driver

Roadwise Rx5

Classic AAA membership3

 

Already have a Medicare Supplement plan?

Switching to a Blue Shield plan can be simple.

For a limited time, you can transfer to a Blue Shield Medicare Supplement plan without answering health questions or obtaining underwriting approval. Apply by February 28, 2021**!

**Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage Plan members from Blue Shield or other carriers switching to a Blue Shield Medicare Supplement plan are eligible to apply. This opportunity includes applications received November 2, 2020 at 12 a.m. through February 28, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. with effective dates of December 1, 2020 through April 1, 2021. Medicare Advantage plan members may enroll into a Blue Shield of California Medicare Supplement plan without underwriting review during the Annual Election Period (AEP) through December 7, 2020. Additionally, due to the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (OEP), Medicare Advantage plan members may switch to a Blue Shield of California Medicare Supplement Plan from January 1, 2021 through February 28, 2021 without underwriting review. Must be a California resident.

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 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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