BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York
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Not sure where to start or which options to choose?

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is your partner in understanding your health care, and choosing the best Medicare Advantage plan. 

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how often do you travel?

Choose one to continue.
I travel a lot, or spend a part of the year outside the area.

A PPO plan   would work for you. These plans allow you to receive care from any doctor who accepts Medicare. What you pay when you’re outside the area depends on your plan. With some of our plans, you pay the same as you would if you were in-network.

I travel once in a while, or for short periods of time.

An HMO plan   would work for you. With these plans, you’re covered worldwide for emergencies and urgent care, but you need to use doctors or facilities in our network for routine or planned care.

Since you travel infrequently, an HMO Plan would be best for you.

$39.70

No drug coverage

BlueSaver (HMO)

Pay a $0 premium and have access to a full network of doctors and hospitals. 


your estimated monthly payment:

$0



Senior Blue 601 (HMO)

Get lower out-of-pocket costs and coverage recognized nationwide. 


your estimated monthly payment:

$0



No drug coverage

Senior Blue Select (HMO)

Get a low monthly premium, prescription drugs, and coverage recognized nationwide. 


your estimated monthly payment:

$46



Senior Blue 651 (HMO)

Get lower out-of-pocket costs, prescription drugs, and coverage recognized nationwide. 


your estimated monthly payment:

$117



Since you travel often, a PPO Plan would be best for you.

Forever Blue Focus (PPO)**

See any doctor nationwide that accepts Medicare. **This plan has a select facility network. You must reside in Erie or Niagara County to enroll.

 

 

 


your estimated monthly payment:

$61



Forever Blue Value
(PPO)

Pay a lower premium and have the freedom to see any doctor or hospital that accepts Medicare nationwide. Costs may be higher out of network.

 


your estimated monthly payment:

$136



Forever Blue 751
(PPO)

Pay in-network copays for all plan-covered services when you receive care outside of Western NY with BlueCard travel.

 

 


your estimated monthly payment:

$198



Call today to enroll:

1-800-248-9296 (TTY: 711)

Hours of Operation:

Oct. 1 – Feb. 14 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., 7 days a week

Feb. 15 – Sept. 30 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Monday - Friday

 

 

This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits, premiums and/or copayments/coinsurance may change January 1 of each year. The Formulary, pharmacy network, and/or provider network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B Premium.

Out-of-network/non-contracted providers are under no obligation to treat BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York members, except in emergency situations. For a decision about whether we will cover an out-of-network service, we encourage you or your provider to ask us for a pre-service organization determination before you receive the service. Please call our customer service number or see your Evidence of Coverage for more information, including the cost-sharing that applies to out-of-network services.

Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system. Star Ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next. 

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is a Medicare Advantage plan with a Medicare contract and enrollment depends on contract renewal.

A division of HealthNow New York Inc., and independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. A salesperson will be present with information and applications. For accommodations of persons with special needs at sales meetings, please call 1-800-329-2792 (TTY 711). BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. ATENCIÓN: si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-800-329-2792 (TTY: 711).

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Content Last Updated October 1, 2017