NEW – Blue Shield Plan F  Extra

Vision, Hearing Aid, Personal Emergency System

Comparison Chart Plans A – N including new plan F Extra

Comparison Chart Plans A - N including new plan F Extra

 

 

Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)

Blue Shield now offers a medical alert monitoring system that provides access to help 24/7, at the push of a button. This benefit is available to eligible t members at no additional cost.

 

Hearing aid benefits

We provide access to a hearing aid benefit, serviced by EPIC Hearing Healthcare (EPIC®). This benefit includes an annual routine hearing test and coverage for Vista brand mid-level and premium-level hearing aids. In addition to the covered Vista hearing aids, members have access to other name brand hearing aids at preferred pricing.

Download and print the EPIC provider network directory. For details, call us today for more information at (800) 963-8008 [TTY: 711].

Vision Benefit

Blue Shield now offers non-Medicare vision benefits including coverage for exam, frames, and eyeglass lenses or contact lenses provided by Medical Eye Services, Inc. (MESVision). These benefits offer a broad network of providers in retail optical centers. You can lower your costs by choosing network providers for covered services.

You can find a vision care provider online. Or for a list of providers in your area, contact Member Services at (800) 248-2341.

Wellness Programs and Discounts for all Medicare Supplement Members

Explore the SilverSneakers® fitness program and the wellness discounts available to Medicare Supplement plan members.  Learn More

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Details – Plan F Extra
Official Summary of Benefits

Click to view official brochure with details for ALL plans, namely Plan F Extra

Click to view official brochure with details for ALL plans, namely Plan F Extra

Plan F & Extra Rate Chart

10.2018 Rate Chart

Blue Shield Rate Chart Effective 10.2018 Be sure to view full pdf for all territories and savings programs

Blue Shield Rate Chart Effective 10.2018 Be sure to view full pdf for all territories and savings programs

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5 comments on “Plan F Extra – Dental

  1. How is Blue Shield and other Medicare Advantage companies are now offering so much extra, like hearing aids, help I can’t get up, vision, nutrition, etc and wellness and not before?

    • Some of it has to do with Social Determinants of Health

      which are the economic and social conditions that influence individual and group differences in health status. They are the health promoting factors found in one’s living and working conditions (such as the distribution of income, wealth, influence, and power), rather than individual risk factors (such as behavioral risk factors or genetics) that influence the risk for a disease, or vulnerability to disease or injury. The distributions of social determinants are often shaped by public policies that reflect prevailing political ideologies of the area

      In 2003, the World Health Organization (WHO) Europe suggested that the social determinants of health included:[4]

      The social gradient
      Stress
      Early life
      Social exclusion
      Work
      Unemployment
      Social support
      Addiction
      Food
      Transportation wikipedia

      Trump administration’s efforts to increase competition among Medicare Advantage and Part D plans so patients get higher quality care at lower costs. These changes will increase plan choices and benefits, and include important actions to address the opioid crisis.

      give plans the ability to be innovative and offering benefits and services that address social determinants of health for people with chronic disease

      With Medicare Advantage enrollment at an all-time high, plans need greater flexibility in offering benefits that they focus on preventing disease and keeping people healthy

      Beginning in 2019, Medicare Advantage plans can now offer supplemental benefits that are not covered under Medicare Parts A or B, if they diagnose, compensate for physical impairments, diminish the impact of injuries or health conditions, and/or reduce avoidable emergency room utilization. For example, plans may offer adult day health services, and/or in-home support services under the expanded definition of supplemental benefits when they meet these standards.

      meal delivery in more circumstances, transportation for non-medical needs like grocery shopping, and home environment services in order to improve their health or overall function as it relates to their chronic illness. For a patient with asthma, for example, a Medicare Advantage plan could cover home air cleaners and carpet shampooing to reduce irritants that may trigger asthma attacks. For someone with heart disease, a plan could provide heart healthy food or produce. And for someone with diabetes, a plan could provide transportation to a doctor’s appointment, diabetes education program or to see a nutritionist.

      new flexibilities to offer targeted supplemental benefits, cost sharing reductions for patients with chronic pain or undergoing addiction treatment CMS.gov

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