BlueCross BlueShield Offers 65+ Adults More Benefits for Less with $0 Health Plan
Oct. 15 – Dec. 7 window to switch or enroll in 2020 Medicare Advantage plans
Buffalo, NY – With the annual enrollment period less than two weeks away, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York announced a broad suite of Medicare Advantage options for 2020, including a $0 premium plan, available to more than 300,000 Medicare-eligible consumers in Western New York.
The region’s largest not-for-profit health plan will offer a total of six Medicare Advantage plans in 2020 that include preventive dental coverage and access to all Western New York hospitals as well as a $0 gym membership to more than 16,000 fitness locations through SilverSneakers®.
Upon enrollment, members will gain access to the health plan’s Blue Concierge program, which provides direct access to a dedicated customer service team who can coordinate appointments and answer any health-related questions. BlueCross BlueShield Medicare Advantage members are also eligible to receive up to $60 after receiving certain preventive services, including their annual wellness visit, colorectal cancer and/or breast cancer screening.
Medicare Advantage members will also have access to a doctor 24/7 through Telemedicine hosted by Doctor On Demand. Additionally, eligible members can access Care at Home℠, a program that delivers 24/7 care at home, similar to traditional house calls.
Individuals can choose the best Medicare Advantage and prescription drug coverage plan for their health care needs during the Oct. 15 – Dec. 7 annual enrollment period. Once enrolled, their new plan will take effect Jan. 1, 2020.
Medicare Advantage members can visit BlueCross BlueShield’s Medicare Centers to discuss their coverage options face-to-face with enrollment specialists. Hours and additional information is available at www.bcbswny.com/medicare. Centers are located at:
- 2395 Maple Road in Williamsville, NY
- 2925 Sheridan Drive in Tonawanda, NY
- 4086 N. Buffalo Road, Orchard Park, NY
Additionally, individuals can visit community meetings located across the Western New York region, call a dedicated Medicare Advantage number at 1-800-248-9296 (TTY 711), 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., 7 days a week email SalesCenterWNY@bcbswny.com, or visit www.bcbswny.com/medicare for information on BlueCross BlueShield’s 2020 Medicare Advantage products.
About BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is a division of HealthNow New York Inc., an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. Since 1936, BlueCross BlueShield has helped millions of people lead healthier lives. BlueCross BlueShield offers a full range of insured, self-insured, and government programs and services covering businesses, families, and individuals, as well as life and disability coverage, dental and vision plans and stop-loss coverage. As a community-based, not-for-profit health plan, BlueCross BlueShield contributes significantly to organizations that strengthen and enrich the health of our community.
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is a Medicare Advantage plan with a Medicare contract and enrollment depends on contract renewal.
Individuals must have both Parts A and B to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan. Individuals may enroll in a plan only during specific times of the year. There are additional enrollment guidelines. Contact BlueCross BlueShield for more information.
About our partners
SilverSneakers® is a registered mark of Tivity Health, Inc. Tivity Health is an independent company that administers the SilverSneakers® gym benefit. Care at Home℠ is a program for BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York members and is administered by Landmark Health. Doctor On Demand is an independent company that administers the telemedicine benefit.