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Enhance your original Medicare coverage with our Medicare Supplement plans

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Get the coverage you want, and lower your out-of-pocket costs with our Medicare Supplement plans (also known as Medigap)

Original Medicare only covers a percentage of your medical costs. Without a Medicare Supplement plan, your out-of-pocket costs can add up quickly.

With a Medicare Supplement plan, your overall health coverage is enhanced. That’s why these plans are also known as Medigap – because they help you pay for some of the healthcare costs that are not covered by Original Medicare. Additionally, Medicare Supplement plans allow you to see any medical doctor or hospital that accepts Medicare.

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The value of Blue

Medicare doesn’t have to be so complicated. To simplify your Medicare coverage decision, Blue Shield has modernized our Medicare Supplement plan offerings.

You can count on Blue Shield, because all four of our plans are priced based on the coverage they provide. That means you can choose the level of coverage that meets your healthcare needs and budget.

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Pick your plan

It’s time to decide which Medicare Supplement plan is right for you. Although you may pay a higher monthly rate for more coverage with one of our plans, you will also reduce healthcare expenses.

Find the Medicare Supplement plan that’s right for you

Click here to compare coverage levels →
PLAN A
PLAN N
PLAN G
PLAN F
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Plan A is our basic Medicare Supplement plan with the lowest monthly rate. It includes coverage for Medicare Part A and B copayments and coinsurance, and a few additional perks like the SilverSneakers® fitness program.

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For a slightly higher rate, Plan N includes coverage for Medicare Part A deductibles, copayments and coinsurance. Plus, coverage for skilled nursing facility care, foreign travel emergencies, and the SilverSneakers® fitness program. 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
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Blue Shield has recently reduced Plan G rates for most ages! It includes coverage for Medicare Part A deductibles, and Part A and Part B copayments and coinsurance, plus:

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Though this plan has the highest monthly rate, Plan F Extra is our most extensive benefits package. It covers 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
  • Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) – an emergency alert system that provides access to help 24/7, at a push of a button
  • Hearing aid benefits that include an annual hearing test and savings on Vista brand mid-level and premium-level hearing aids
  • Vision benefits including coverage for the cost of eye exams, frames and eyeglass, and contact lenses not covered by Original Medicare

For all plan details and rates, use our shopping 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.

Savings and convenience

Medicare Rate Savings

Welcome to Medicare Rate Savings2

New to Medicare? Then you can save $25 each month 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, F Extra and G.

Household Savings Program

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

Easy$Pay savings

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If you sign up for Easy$Pay when you enroll in a Medicare Supplement plan, you’ll save $3 per month. This service automatically transfers your monthly payment from your checking or savings account.

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Already have a Medicare Supplement plan?3

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.

Want Dental coverage?

Want dental coverage?

Blue Shield offers affordable Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Dental to our Medicare Supplement members. It’s a great way to get all your coverage at once - and to have access to all of your benefits in one place. 

Want prescription drug coverage?

Want prescription drug coverage?

Original Medicare does not cover the cost of prescription drugs. Learn more about Blue Shield’s affordable Part D prescription drug coverage here.

Unsure which plan to choose? We’re here to help!

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