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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

October 01, 2019

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 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, or visit for information on BlueCross BlueShield’s 2020 Medicare Advantage products.