Anthem Blue Cross of CA Medicare Supplemental Plans

Anthem Blue Cross of CA: 3 plans to choose from

by Ray Wilson+ on Sep 21, 2016 | 12 Comments

Anthem Blue Cross of California now offers 3 Medicare Supplemental plan, better known to most of us as Medigap. Anthem’s coverage has recently changes to please review the information below.


This article was written on Jun 5, 2015 but updated on the date above with new information

Anthem Blue Cross of CA Medigap Plans

The following are the Medigap plans offered by Anthem Blue Cross of California:

• Plan A
• Plan F
• Plan N

Plan F is the most comprehensive, Plan A has less coverage and Plan N falls somewhere in between.  Please note: Anthem no longer offers a F high deductible.

  Enroll in Anthem Blue Cross Medigap Today

What to Consider When Purchasing Medigap Plans

It is important to note when selecting Medicare Supplement Plans, you want to focus on two things:

1) Which Plan is Right for You.
Most people go for plan F but it might not be right for you. Since you live in CA you are allowed to switch to a equal or lower benefit plan during the month of your birthday. If you are not sure which plan to pick, go for the one that offers the most benefits because you can always “downgrade” later.

2) Price
When comparing Medigap providers, consider price. Since all lettered plans are identical in benefits, it’s ok to select the least expensive plan.  So Anthem’s Medigap F plan is exactly equal to Aetna’s Medigap F by law. Only difference is price.

Remember: Anthem offers a “new to Medicare” discount of $20 off per month for your first year. 

How Much do Anthem Blue Cross of CA Medigap Plans Cost?

Each plan’s price is determined on your age and zip code so you’ll have to get a quote to find out your price. Click below to get started.

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Anthem Blue Cross of CA Facts

Anthem Blue Cross is the largest insurance provider in the state of California, with over 800,000 members. Not sure if that fact should tip you towards Anthem but at least you know they are not a small provider who may not be around in the future.

For any questions, please call 800-930-7956.


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Reader Comments and Questions

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By Lynn on May 25, 2019

what is CASUPWPO CA Modernized Plan F. How is it different from Plan F?

Our understanding is the Modernized Plan F is exactly the same as regular Plan F. There are new Plan F's that have additional benefits but they have different names. Please check our article that breaks down every new Plan F variant in CA
-Chris from

By Richard on October 16, 2018

What does INV_F policy cover?

Looks like you are interested in the Innovative F by Anthem Blue Cross. Please check out Blue Cross Innovative F overview page.
-Eric from

By Barbara on June 10, 2017

Does Plan F OR Medicare cover routine lab blood work performed in an approved facility?

Remember Medigap Plan F fills in the gaps of Original Medicare. So, if your lab blood work is covered by Medicare (and it most likely should be), Plan F will pick up the rest of the cost. The reason we can't say it's with 100% certainty your test is covered is: maybe most of your lab work is covered, but your doctor wants to run a test that isn't covered, so therefore that part of test will not be covered by Medicare or F. To learn if a specific service is covered you will want to contact Medicare directly.

If you need help finding a Medigap plan in your area call one of our Senior65 licensed independent insurance agents at 800-930-7956.
-Eric from

By Vicki on March 19, 2017

I recently received a bill from the lab for routine blood work for over $700. I paid nothing last year. If Medicare doesn't cover 100%, doesn't Anthem Blue Cross Plan N pick up anything not covered by Medicare?

Medicare covers 100% of the costs of medically necessary diagnostic lab work (urinalysis, blood work, etc.) done at an approved facility. To answer your question, if Medicare doesn't cover it, then Plan N won't cover it. You will need to contact Medicare directly to find out if the service wasn't covered or if the facility offering the service wasn't covered or they charged Part B excess charges (). To switch to a Medigap plan that covers excess charges call one of our Senior65 licensed independent insurance agents at 800-930-7956.
-Amy from

By Joan Bruce on November 28, 2016

does Senior Classic F medicare supplement plan cover "silver sneakers" gym membershipread75

We'd be happy to help you, just let us know which state you're in to see if that plan has Silver Sneakers.
-Chris from

By Hue Minh Ngo on July 08, 2016

If I choose plan F, and medicare part D , when I go to the clinic to get my Remicade infusion (every 8 weeks) does the plan cover for the service fee at the clinic ?

Hue Mihh Ngo,
If Medicare deems the Remicade infusion medically necessary, then Part B will cover its part, and your Plan F will cover the rest. Hope this helps!
-Amy from

By Henri on February 16, 2016

I have Medicare Supplement Plan F -- do I have (any) gym fee coverage on this plan?? A friend told me their plan pays their Gold's Gym membership fees in CA.

You will want to contact your insurance provider to see if they offer Silver Sneakers in CA. If they don't, call us at 800-930-7956, and we can help you find a plan in your area that does.
-Amy from

By Shieh, Ingshih on January 07, 2016

I am currently a member of 24hour Fitness in Fremont, CA. I would like to know if my Anthem Blue Cross Supplement Insurance will pay part or all of my monthly fees to 24hour Fitness for me.

As far as I can tell they are not offering Silver Sneakers in CA. However, we suggest contacting your company to confirm. If they do not, please call 800-930-7956, and we can help you find a Medigap plan in your area that will offer free or discounted gym memberships.
-Michelle from

By Patti on December 06, 2015

I am already on Anthem MediBlue Access. I want to add enhanced dental/vision. How to do it?

Thank you for your question. Click here to get a dental/vision quote in your area.
-Jacima from

By Earnest Barker on November 02, 2015

I have a plan f with you now. My wife is with health net( no Premuim Type HMO. I want to get her over on Athem blue cross. How do we get that done.

Thank you for reaching out. You can go here to get a quote and apply for Medigap. If you need help with the application, please call us at 800-930-7956.
-Amy from

By Ed on October 21, 2015

I'm eligible to take Medicare in December 1015. If I sign up for a medigap plan effective 12/01/15, will I then need to also sign up for a 2016 plan, or does it carry through? Ed

Once you sign up for Medigap, you don't need to make any changes it will continue on as long as you pay your premium. Hope this helps!
-Amy from

By Linda on October 07, 2015

Are there any lectures or meetings to hear more about all these choices?

Great question. Yes, here is a good overview of your Medicare choices and a comparison of Medigap plans. Hope this helps!
-Jacima from

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