Blue Shield of California Medigap

Blue Shield of California offers 6 Medicare Supplement Plans (AKA Medigap plans) to help cover many of the expenses not covered under traditional Medicare. Blue Shield plans are among the top selling Medigap plans in California for the following six reasons:
1) Competitive Rates
2) Discounts including a $25 Welcome to Medicare Member Monthly Discount
3) Large Choice of Plans
4) Free Silver Sneaker Membership
5) Easy Online Application
6) Guaranteed approval for people switching

Blue Shield Medigap Details

Discounts: How Much Does Blue Shield Medigap Cost?

Blue Shield Medigap’s price is based on a few factors such as age, gender, zipcode and tobacco use.  After you complete the first page of the application, you will have a chance to select your plan. Then you can see the price or change to a different plan.


Discounts
Blue Shield currently offers a $20 a month discount to new members who are new to Medicare Part B. Additionally you can get $3 off each month if you set up autopay when they withdraw your monthly Medigap premium automatically each month. There is also a discount for spouses who sign up for the same plan. This is called a two party contract. The two party discount rate will be factored in when you get a quote and include your spouses data.

Which Medigap Plans Are Available by Blue Shield?

Blue Shield offers a wide array of Medigap plans to meet your needs and budget. Here is a list currently available to new members:

• Plan A
• Plan C
• Plan D
• Plan G
• Plan F
• Plan N
• Plan K

The majority of all members who select Blue Cross, select Plan F or G.  Quotes are give within the application.


How do I apply for Blue Shield Medigap?

The fastest and easiest way to apply is online.  Senior65.com worked closely with Blue Shield of California to develop the online application. Our goal was to make easy to complete so we developed a simple application that acts as a guide to help you quickly complete the application in less than 5 minutes. To apply online click below:


If you would like a paper application or need access to an application in another language please contact us.

Does Blue Shield Medigap Cover Dental and Vision?

No.There are no Medigap plans that include comprehensive dental and vision.  Blue Shield does offer a separate Specialty Duo package which includes both a dental plan and vision plan for an additional fee. You will see the optional dental and or vision cost and benefit information when you get into the Medigap application.


Medigap Plan Included Extras
All Blue Shield Medigap members do receive the following free benefits:

1)  SilverSneakers: members have access to more than 11,000 participating locations across the country, including 24 Hour Fitness, YMCAs and many others. Women-only locations, including Curves®, are also available nationwide.

2) NurseHelp 24/7SM: Access 24-hour nurse-line service either by phone or a secure online environment for medical questions and concerns.

3) Routine eye-care discounts: Receive a 20 percent discount on frames and lenses.

4) Hearing-aid discounts: As a Blue Shield member, you are eligible for various discounts on products, supplies, and services from Newport Audiology.

5) Alternative health services discount program: Blue Shield members are also eligible for 25 percent savings on acupuncture, chiropractic, or massage therapy when you see contracted wellness providers.

 

Does Blue Shield offer Medicare Advantage?

Yes, but this page is dedicated to Blue Shield Medigap.  Medicare Advantage is very different than Medigap.  If you are looking for BLUE SHIELD 65 PLUS (HMO) medicare advantage plan, please call us at 800-930-7956.  We can explain the details and enroll you in Medicare Advantage directly over the phone.

Does Blue Shield Medigap cover Silver Sneakers?

Yes! All Blue Shield Medigap plans currently include a membership to Silver Sneakers.  SilverSneakers is the premier fitness program provided at no cost by more than 70 health plans nationwide. Millions of members. Thousands of gyms. Classes designed for all abilities. And our community is active, welcoming and fun.