2020 Blue Shield of California 65 Plus HMO

Blue Shield Medicare SupplementWith a 2020 Blue Shield 65 Plus HMO Medicare Advantage plan, you get a health plan with a 4-Star quality rating from CMS with no monthly premium – and that’s just the start.

The  Annual Open-Enrollment starts October 15 and ends December 7. All changes and new enrollments take effect on January 1 2020.  Call me after October 1, that is when I will have access to all Medicare Advantage companies and plans through out California. Or check back here, I should have the information online.

Below is a brief snapshot of the different Blue Shield 65 Plus plan in the available California Counties.  Please scroll down to view the different county benefits.

Blue Shield has 3 plans:  65 Plus – 65 Plus Choice – Inspire.

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65 “Plus” Plan:Los AngelesOrangeSan BernardinoRiverside

65 “Plus” plan:  San DiegoVenturaSan Luis ObispoSanta Barbara

65 “Plus” Plan:  Fresno  –  Kern  –  Sacramento (Trio Plan)

65 Plus “Choice” plan:  Los AngelesOrangeSan BernardinoRiverside

65 “Inspire” Plan:  Los AngelesOrangeSan MateoAlamedaAlameda PPO

Blue Shield 65 Plus

  • $0 plan premiums, all but Sacramento ($39)
  • $0 copay for X-rays and basic lab services.
  • Low or no copay for primary care doctor visits.
  • Prescription drug coverage included (Part D).
  • Dental, Vision and hearing coverage in most counties.
  • SilverSneakers health club membership is Included at no additional cost.
  • Optional – comprehensive dental for only $12.60 (HMO), or $37.90 (PPO) per month.


  • A large network of primary care physicians and specialists to choose from.
  • Thousands of prescription drugs covered.
  • Three months of prescriptions for the price of two at network preferred pharmacies and mail order.
  • A not-for-profit company with a dedicated Member Services team.

Part D Prescriptions     Vision Benefits     Hearing Benefits
Preventive Services     Silver Sneakers

Coverage you can count on … All the benefits you need at a price you can afford.  A network of thousands of qualified providers.  A member satisfaction rating of 4.6 out of 5.  And a 70 year history of serving California.  You can trust Blue Shield.

  • Send me the names of your doctors and I will check the Blue Shield network.

A commitment to do the right thing … Fairness, equality, compassion, accountability.  These are the values you grew up with and still hold dear.  At Blue Shield, we share those values.  We are a leading voice for making affordable, quality care available to everyone.  We’ve been named on of the worlds most ethical companies.

Most importantly, we are not-for-profit.  Blue Shield pledges to limit its net income to 2% of revenue and invests the rest back into helping improve the quality of care in local communities and making access to care more affordable.

5 reasons to get a Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO plan:
  1. Pay no monthly plan premium, no plan deductible, and no or low copayments for many services.  There’s no monthly plan premium, no plan deductible, and no copays for basic X-rays and lab services.  There are also no or low copays for office visits to your primary care physician and for outpatient surgeries performed at an ambulatory surgery center.
  2. Benefit from out comprehensive drug coverage … You’ll have Part D prescription drug coverage for generic and brand-name drugs and you can also get a three month supply of your prescriptions for the price of two by mail order and through our network of preferred pharmacies.
  3. Take advantage of our large network of physicians … We have a large network of physicians, so your doctors and specialists are more than likely to be included.
  4. Enjoy a basic health club membership through the SilverSneakers Fitness Program.  you’ll have access to a variety of participating locations across the country, including gyms, senior centers, aquatic centers and Curves.
  5. Our members love us … Our members rate our plan 4.6 out of 5 on customer service, value, easy to use and understand, access to doctors, and access to prescription drugs.
  • OTHER COMPANY PLANS:  Aetna, Anthem, Health Net, UnitedHealthcare.  Call for plan details.

To Enroll – I can take most of the information right over the phone.  OR,  Print Application  then fax to 916-258-0296 for processing.

No Cost Help … there is no charge for my services.  The insurance companies provide a fee for me to help with coverage options, enrollment and service.

Please contact me anytime with questions, or help with enrollment.

John Conner
916-682-1117 – phone
916-258-0296 – fax


Blue Shield Medicare Supplement

2020 Medicare Advantage Plans in California

2020 Medicare Advantage HMO and PPO plans in California Counties.  Anthem, Blue Shield, Aetna, Health Net and UnitedHealthcare.

2020 Medicare Advantage Plans

Anthem  –  Blue Shield  –  Aetna

  • Call or email regarding Health Net and UnitedHealthcare plans.

Open-Enrollment starts October 15 and ends December 7. All changes and new enrollments take effect on January 1.  Call me on October 1, that is when I will have access to all Medicare Advantage companies and plans through out California. Or check back here, I should have the information online.


  • Medicare Advantage Plans (PPO & HMO)
  • Medicare Supplement Plans
  • Medicare Part D Rx Prescription Plans

In California you will find mostly HMO Medicare Advantage plans, although Anthem and Aetna offer Medicare PPO plans in several California Counties.   Anthem for example has Medicare PPO plans in 10 counties … click here.

If you need more flexibility and want more freedom of choice with doctors and hospitals, you should look into a Medicare Supplement which allows you to see any doctor or hospital in the U.S. who accept Medicare, that’s approximately 93% of all doctors.  The most popular Medicare Supplement plans are; Plan F, Plan G and Plan N.

MEDICARE HMO PLANS typically offer $0 premium plans, have very comprehensive coverage and many times includes basic dental or vision coverage.  The downside to HMO plans are they are very restrictive when you are wishing to see different doctors.  When you sign up for the HMO, you need to choose one doctor from their list, and that doctor organizes your care and will refer you to a specialist within the same medical group. But the referral must first be approved.

MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT PLANS provide the most comprehensive coverage, along with the best access to different doctors and hospitals. With a Medicare Supplement you can go to any doctor, hospital or medical facility in the United States who accepts Medicare, there are no networks, simply ask if they accept Medicare, and if so, you can see them.  It’s that simple.

The three most popular Medicare Supplement plans; Plan F provide 100% coverage, no copays or deductibles.  Plan G offers 100% coverage except for a small $185 per year deductible and with Plan N, you will have the same $185 annual deductible and office visit copays are $20.

Medicare HMO and PPO plans typically include the Medicare Part D Rx coverage.  Medicare Supplement plans do NOT include the Part D coverage, so you will need to enroll in a stand-along-plan to help pay for your medications.  Feel free to call me, I can help you with finding a Part D Rx plan to fit your prescription needs.

ENROLLING is quick and easy.  I can take most of the information over the phone. In some cases I may need a signature or two.  You can take a picture of the signature page with your phone and text is back to me or of course fax and email also work.

Contact me for plan quotes in your area.

John Conner

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