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The Benefit of Blue

There’s a Blue Cross Medicare OptionsSM plan
that’s right for you

IMPORTANT: Check with your employer or benefit administrator to find out if you have a Retiree Group Medicare plan option. These plans may offer richer benefits and cost you less than other Medicare plans. If you do not have a retiree group option, read on.
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Medicare Advantage Plans

As a member, you know you can expect a high level of service and coverage from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, a Division of Health Care Service Corporation. Our affordable all-in-one Medicare Advantage plans are no different. No matter which you choose, you’ll get all the coverage of Original Medicare, plus extra health and wellness benefits, and prescription drug coverage, too.

Blue Cross Medicare Advantage (HMO) SM Plans – our most affordable option

  • Usually have low or $0 monthly premiums
  • Include prescription drug coverage
  • Offer extra health and wellness benefits like vision, dental, hearing, fitness and more
  • Require you to choose a primary care physician (PCP) from the plan’s network
  • May require you to get a referral from your PCP before visiting a specialist

Blue Cross Medicare Advantage (PPO) SM Plans – coverage with more flexibility

  • Offer a suite of PPO options
  • Keep your costs lower when you use in-network providers
  • Provide the freedom to see doctors, hospitals and providers outside of the plan's network, no referrals needed, but you may pay higher copays and coinsurance
  • Offer extra health and wellness benefits such as vision, dental, hearing, fitness and more
  • New open-access plan allows flexibility to see doctors, hospitals, and providers inside or outside of the plan's network with no copays or coinsurance for medical services
  • Include drug coverage
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Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans*

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans help offer protection from the out-of-pockets costs not covered by Original Medicare.

With Original Medicare, your copays, deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs can really add up. Our Medicare Supplement Insurance plans can help fill the gaps that Original Medicare does not cover, while giving you the freedom to see any doctor and use any hospital that accepts Medicare, nationwide.

*Extra Health and Wellness Benefits**

Blue Medicare Supplement Insurance plans offer benefits above and beyond standard insurance benefits. Here are some of the extra health and wellness programs offered with our plans.

  • Hearing and vision coverage
  • Access to 24/7 Nurseline
  • Telehealth if your provider offers it

    ** Not all benefits are available on all Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans. Extra Health and Wellness Benefits are not a part of the policy, may be discontinued at any time and may be subject to geographic availability.

Explore our Premium Discounts

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) Medicare Supplement Insurance premium discounts may be available. If you are eligible for a discount, the discount will be applied to your next bill and remain in effect as long as you are enrolled in your BCBSTX Medicare Supplement Insurance plan. Discounts cannot be combined; only one type of discount per member is permitted.

Household Discount

You may be eligible for a discount if you and at least one or more other persons reside in the same household and are both enrolled in a BCBSTX Medicare Supplement Insurance policy effective on or after May 1, 2019.

Continue With Blue Discount

You may be eligible if you had commercial group or individual health insurance coverage with a Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plan issued in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma or Texas and that coverage was within one year of your BCBSTX Medicare Supplement policy becoming effective.

Applies to BCBSTX Medicare Supplement policies issued with an effective date on or after May 1, 2022.

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Prescription Drug Coverage

Original Medicare and Medicare Supplement plans do not include prescription drug coverage. For this important coverage, Medicare works with insurance carriers to offer Part D, which is a standalone prescription drug plan.

Whether you have many prescriptions or just a few, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas offers Part D prescription drug plans that work for your budget. We have a variety of plans to fit different prescription drug needs, all with large nationwide pharmacy networks.

  • Large, nationwide pharmacy network
  • A variety of plans and formulary levels
  • Some plans with $0 annual deductible
IMPORTANT: If you are eligible for a Retiree Group Medicare plan, some of this information may not apply to you. Please ask your employer or benefit administrator about your Medicare options, eligibility and enrollment information.

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Questions? Let us help.

As our valued member, you have access to exclusive resources and assistance. We’re here to help you make a smooth transition to Medicare. Call us to learn more.

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