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Enhance your original Medicare coverage with Medicare Supplement plans for seniors in California

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A Medicare Supplement plan (also known as Medigap), can enhance your Original Medicare.

Blue Shield offers nine Medicare Supplement plans that vary in benefits and price to meet different coverage needs and budgets.

We now offer Plan F Extra! Our newest Medicare Supplement plan covers all of the benefits offered by our regular Plan F but at a lower monthly rate1 and includes extra benefits such as:

  • Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) – an emergency alert device that provides access to help 24/7, at the push of a button and no additional cost to you
  • Hearing aid benefits that include an annual hearing test and savings on Vista brand mid-level and premium-level hearing aids
  • Comprehensive vision services including eye exam, frames and eyeglass or contact lenses not covered by Original Medicare

Plan A

Plan C

Plan D

Plan F

High Deductible Plan F

Plan F Extra NEW to our portfolio in 2018!

Plan G NEW to our portfolio in 2018!

Plan K

Plan N

Medicare Supplement plans do not cover prescription drugs, so you must sign up for a standalone Medicare Prescription Drug Plan for help paying for your prescription drug costs.

We also offer affordable Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) dental and dental + vision plans for Medicare Supplement plan members.

For rates and coverage details, use our tool

Savings and convenience

Welcome to Medicare Rate Savings

New to Medicare? Then we want to welcome you. You can save $25 each month2 on your Medicare Supplement plan rates if you’re new to Medicare Part B.

To qualify, you must be age 65 or older, and we must receive your application within six months of the date you enrolled for benefits under Medicare Part B.

Savings will be effective for the first 12 months of your plan dues. The Welcome to Medicare Rate Savings is available for plans A, C, D, F, Plan F Extra and G.

Household Savings Program

If you and another member of your household are both interested in enrolling in the same plan type, you could save 7% off the combined individual plan rates for both members of your party through our Household Savings Program.2

Easy$Pay savings

If you sign up for Easy$Pay when you enroll, you save $3 per month.2 This service automatically transfers your monthly payment from your checking or savings account.

Already have a Medicare Supplement plan?

Switching to a Blue Shield plan can be easy. With Blue Shield’s Medicare Supplement Special Enrollment Period (SEP), you won’t need to worry about additional underwriting if you are switching to a Blue Shield Medicare Supplement plan of equal or lesser value at any time of the year.2,3

Blue Shield’s Medicare Supplement plans explained

Plan A: Our basic Medicare Supplement plan. It includes coverage for Medicare Part A and B copayments, coinsurance and more, including the SilverSneakers® fitness program.

Plan C: This includes coverage for Medicare Part A and B deductibles, copayments and coinsurance, plus:

  • Skilled nursing facility care
  • Foreign travel emergencies
  • SilverSneakers® fitness program

Plan D: This includes coverage for Medicare Part A deductibles, copayments and coinsurance, plus:

  • Skilled nursing facility care
  • Foreign travel emergencies
  • SilverSneakers® fitness program

Plan F: Our most popular plan. It includes coverage for Medicare Part A and B deductibles, copayments and coinsurance, plus:

  • Skilled nursing facility care
  • Foreign travel emergencies
  • 100 percent coverage of Medicare Part B excess charges
  • SilverSneakers® fitness program

High Deductible Plan F: This has the same benefits as regular Plan F, but with a lower monthly rate and a $2,240 annual deductible. Regular Plan F has no deductible.

Plan F Extra: Our newest plan covers all of the benefits offered by our regular Plan F but with a lower monthly rate1 and includes extra benefits such as:

  • Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) – an emergency alert device that provides access to help 24/7, at the push of a button and no additional cost to you
  • Hearing aid benefits that include an annual hearing test and savings on Vista brand mid-level and premium-level hearing aids
  • Comprehensive vision services including eye exam, frames and eyeglass or contact lenses not covered by Original Medicare

Plan G: This includes coverage for Medicare Part A deductible, copayments and coinsurance, plus:

  • Skilled nursing facility care
  • Foreign travel emergencies
  • 100 percent coverage of Medicare Part B excess charges
  • SilverSneakers® fitness program

Plan K: This provides coverage for Medicare Part A coinsurance and a portion of Part B coinsurance, plus 50 percent of the Medicare Part A deductible and more. The annual maximum copayment for Plan K is $5,240. And SilverSneakers® fitness program is included.

Plan N: This has the same benefits as Plan D, but with this plan you would be responsible for paying:

  • Up to a $20 copayment for office visits
  • Up to a $50 copayment for visits to the emergency room

For all plan details and rates, use our tool to get a quote and apply. If you are looking for more specific plan details, please visit our main website at www.blueshieldca.com/medicare

1 Plan F Extra monthly rates are less than Blue Shield’s Plan F monthly rates for ages 65-80.
2 Savings due to increased efficiencies from administering Medicare Supplement plans under this program/service are passed on to the subscriber.
3 This program is available until December 31, 2019.
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