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.

Scroll down To View your County:

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

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 30 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.

Get Started Today

John Conner