Blue Shield Medicare Supplement plan in Los Angeles (County) come in all shapes and sizes. Most shoppers when searching or comparing, will first look at the monthly premiums of the companies in their area. Los Angeles being the largest metro areas in California, has many different rating areas with Blue Shield.
Blue Shield “F Extra” Medicare Supplement Plan F
F Extra, includes Vision and Hearing plans at no additional cost. Be sure to compare the new Anthem Medicare Supplement “Innovative” Plan F. This new plan is identical to the traditional plan F but it also includes “hearing” and “vision” benefits. Also the monthly premiums are less then before. Click here
A person living in 90802 – Long Beach may have a different rate than a person living in 91711 – Claremont. And a person living in 90275 Rancho Palos Verdes will have a different rate than a person in 93591 Palmdale. You can compare the different Medicare Supplement rates for the entire Los Angeles area here.
Medical care in Los Angeles is obviously not cheap, care can run in the ten’s of thousands just for your 20% share of the Medicare Part B outpatient coverage. Most of the Blue Shield Medicare Supplement plans will pay for the 20% of the Part B coverage, but not all plans pay for the Deductibles you will have to pay for on Medicare Part A and B. So be sure to compare not only prices, but also coverage.
Other company Rates:
All companies have several Medicare Supplement plans in the Los Angeles area to choose from.
Blue Shield 65 Plus (Medicare Advantage)
What is a Medicare Advantage PPO Plan? A Medicare PPO plan is what is called a Medicare Advantage plan, which is typically either a PPO or HMO type of plan. They look and feel much like an employer health insurance plan. Anthem has a Medicare PPO plan in Los Angeles County and has been very popular for several years. It also includes the Medicare Part D Rx coverage at no additional cost. Click Here for info.
If you live in the Los Angeles area and currently have a Medicare Supplement plan or will soon be shopping, be sure to compare rates, look at the different plan coverage levels, take advantage of the California “Birthday-Rule,” which allows any California Medicare Supplement member to switch to any company of their choice during the month of their birthday … Guaranteed.
Part D Rx:
You will also need a medicare Part D Rx plan to help with your prescription costs. Send me your medication list and I’ll produce the comparison of the top three Part D plans for your list. There are a total of 25 Rx plans in Los Angeles County. I’ll help you find the right plan for your situation.
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