Don't expect Original Medicare to cover all your healthcare needs.
Many medical services and supplies are not covered. For instance, it does not cover physical exams, hearing aids and routine eye care. That’s where Blue Shield can help. We offer a number of plans that can enhance your Medicare coverage.
1. Enroll in a Medicare Supplement plan that can help you pay for some of the costs not covered by Original Medicare. Blue Shield offers eight Medicare Supplement plans for different coverage needs and budgets. Each plan lets you choose any doctor, hospital, and specialist that accepts Medicare and without a referral.
2. Enroll in a Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan. Blue Shield now offers our Medicare Supplement members an affordable Medicare prescription drug plan with no deductible and nationwide pharmacy network in addition to our two standalone Medicare Prescription Drug Plans statewide.
3. Replace your Original Medicare with a Medicare Advantage-Prescription Drug Plan that covers all of the basic benefits and services offered by Original Medicare and includes Part D prescription drug coverage at no additional cost. Blue Shield offers Medicare Advantage-Prescription Drug Plans throughout Orange, San Diego and Fresno counties and in select areas of Los Angeles, Kern, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.