Blue Shield Medicare Supplement California

Blue Shield of California Medicare Supplement plans are offered in every county of California, and their most popular plans are; F, G and N.  All providing a different level of coverage.

Also available are the Blue Shield Dental PPO plans, Vision plan and our Medicare Part D Rx plans.

Blue Shield Medicare Supplement Rates 

  • Founded by physicians in 1939, Blue Shield of California proudly serves the health care needs of more than three million Californians.
  • Not-for-Profit company.
  • “A” Rated Company.
  • Silver Sneakers Fitness program is included at no additional cost.
  • $2 monthly savings if you use “EasyPay” (auto-debit) to pay your monthly premiums, this is their auto-pay program through your checking or savings account.

Premium Discount:

$25 Discount per Month ... If you are new to Medicare, you will receive a $25 per month discount off or your Blue Shield Medicare Supplement premium, for the first 12 months from when you start your Medicare Part B coverage.  This is up to a savings of $300 for that first year.

A California Leader …

Blue Shield is one of the Medicare Supplement leaders in California, if you are new to Medicare or have another company plan, you may want to compare the Blue Shield rates for your county.

You may be surprised.  The California Birthday-Rule is also available to any California Medicare Supplement member who wishes to switch companies during the month of their birthday.  Remember, if you are using the “birthday rule” you do not have to answer any health or prescriptions questions on the application.  It’s guaranteed.

Blue Shield is very easy to work with, their rates are stable from year to year, their administration such as billing, and claims is completed quickly and accurately.  I find Blue Shield to be one of the “easy” companies for my clients and myself.

Dental :

  • Network of more than 21,000 general and specialty care dentists in California, and over 144,000 nationwide.
  • Three annual teeth cleanings, plus annual X-rays and oral cancer screening covered at 100% while using network providers.
  • No waiting periods for checkups, cleanings, fillings, X-rays, or basic services.
  • Wide range of dental services; crowns, endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery and prosthetics.

Dental + Vision Package:

  • Includes all dental benefits of the Dental PPO 1500 Plan.
  • $0 copay for eye exams.
  • $25 copayment for lenses and low vision aids.
  • $100 frame allowance for any pair of frames.
  • 90 waiting period for vision services.

Blue Shield Dental:

  • Dental PPO 1000: Individual ($35) Two-party ($70)
  • Dental PPO 1500: Individual ($44) Two-party ($88)
  • Specialty Duo Dental + Vision Ind. ($57.50) Two-party ($115)
  • Call for details.

Enroll in a Blue Shield Medicare Supplement Year-Around

It’s Easy to Enroll … To enroll in either the Blue Shield Medicare Supplement plan or one of the Dental/Vision packages, simply fill out the enrollment application, sign it, and fax it, or scan and email back to me.  I’ll do the rest.

I am a free service to you. I help individuals and families find the right plan for their specific needs:  Medicare Supplement, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D Rx.

Please feel free to call anytime with questions.

John Conner
916-682-1117
john@johnconner.com

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Blue Shield Medicare Supplement Los Angeles

Blue Shield Medicare SupplementBlue Shield is offering a $25 discount for all Medicare Supplement policy holders during their first year on Medicare Part B.

Los Angeles residents will find Blue Shield to be one of the most comprehensive companies for their Medicare Supplement plans, plus you will receive and additional $25 off if you are new to Medicare.

If you are new to Medicare you have six months to choose a Medicare Supplement policy of your choice.  After the initial 6 months (Initial Enrollment Period) you can still apply but any company will require you to complete the health questions and your current and previous health status will be reviewed and the company decision will be based on their review.

The Part D Rx drug plan initial open-enrollment is three months, after the 3 months you will need to wait until the next open enrollment.  Los Angeles County has approximately 32 Part D plans to choose from.  All perform differently, depending on your current medications.

  • If you are exiting an employer health insurance policy, you will have a 2 month open enrollment which allows you to enroll in any medicare supplement, medicare advantage hmo or Part D Rx plan.  Guaranteed, regardless of health status.

Visit any doctor who accepts Medicare.  When searching for new doctors, simply ask if they “accept Medicare.” Most do, more than 90% work with Medicare.  And if they do, by law they must also accept the “Secondary” coverage, in this case the Medicare Supplement plan and company.

It doesn’t matter who the Medicare Supplement plan is with, the doctor, hospital and all other medical providers will automatically bill the supplement company for your services.

Southern California Medicare Supplement rates tend to be a bit higher than your Northern California neighbors.  Shop today so you can stay with companies with competitive rates in your area.  Be sure to look at Blue Shield along with other carriers and rates.

Remember you can switch companies on the month of your birthday.  It’s called the birthday-rule.  Regardless of current or past health status, the enrollment is guaranteed.  Call for more details.

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John Conner
916-682-1117
John@JohnConner.com

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Blue Shield Medicare Supplement

Blue Shield of California offers 7 Medicare Supplement plans: A, C, D, F, High Deductible F, K and N for Californians with Medicare Part A and Part B.

One of these plans could very well be the right plan for you.  And they are from a company who has been providing health care coverage for over 65 years.  Blue Shield Medicare Supplement plans offer the freedom to choose any doctor, specialist or hospital, or any other provider that accepts Medicare.

In other words you are not limited to a network. Our two most comprehensive and popular Blue Shield Medicare Supplement plans; Plan D and Plan F, pay the Medicare Part A deductible of $1,316 and the 20% coinsurance after the Part B deductible of $183.

In fact no other standardized Medicare Supplement plan offered in California offers more complete protection for your uncovered Part B expenses than Plan F.

  • Your Part A deductible ($1,316 each 60 day benefit period) and coinsurance.
  • The cost of 365 extra days of hospital care during your lifetime after Medicare coverage ends.
  • Your Part B coinsurance and the cost of the first three pints of blood.
  • Skilled Nursing Facility copayment.
  • Important benefits for at-home care after a hospital stay in addition to the basic benefits.

Blue Shield Medicare Supplement Plan F.

  • Your Part A deductible ($1,316 each benefit period) and coinsurance.
  • The cost of 365 extra days of hospital care during your lifetime after Medicare coverage ends.
  • Your Part B coinsurance and the cost of the first three pints of blood.
  • Skilled Nursing Facility copayment.
  • $183 Part B Medicare deductible.
  • Part B doctor charges that are in excess of Medicare-approved amounts.

Discounts … If you are new to Medicare, Anthem offers a $20 per month discount for the first year, and Blue Shield offers a $15 per month discount.

California also offers a terrific “Guaranteed Issue” advantage.  Each year during the annual open enrollment period, which is on the month of your birthday a Medicare Supplement member can switch to a different company plan with same or less benefits without having to be approved medically.

So if you have a Medicare Supplement Plan F with another company, during the month of your birthday, you can choose any company plan F which is available in California.  This allows you freedom to choose companies with lower premiums regardless of your current health.

An alternative to a Medicare Supplement plan is a Medicare Advantage plan.  One of the most popular California Medicare Advantage plans is the Anthem Medicare Preferred PPO Plan, and it includes the Medicare Part D Rx coverage at no additional cost.

Please feel free to call anytime with questions. I’m here to help.

John Conner
916-682-1117
john@johnconner.com

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