New Medigap Plan G Extra in California

Blue Shield is now offering Medigap Plan G Extra with hearing and vision benefits.

by Chris Mihm+ on Sep 03, 2019

Blue Shield of California is about to introduce its brand new Medicare Supplement Plan G Extra. This plan has all the benefits offered by regular Plan G and includes extra benefits such as vision, hearing aid, physician consultation, over-the-counter items benefits, SilverSneakers, and NurseHelp 24/7 benefits.

Which benefits does Blue Shield Medigap Plan G Extra offer?

Plan G Extra offers the same benefits as Plan G plus the following:

  • Over-the-Counter (OTC) items benefits: including coverage for eligible OTC health and wellness products such as cold and allergy medicines, first-aid supplies, pain relievers, and more.
  • Physician consultation benefits: available by phone or video via computer or mobile app.
  • Hearing aid benefits: including an annual hearing test and savings on Vista brand mid-level and premium-level hearing aids.
  • Vision benefits: including coverage for the cost of eye exams, frames, eyeglass or contact lenses that are not traditionally covered by Original Medicare.

When will my Medigap Plan G Extra start?

You can enroll from September 18, 2019 and your effective date will be January 1st, 2020.

Next Steps

Give us a call here at and we can help you enroll at no cost to you. We are licensed in over 45 states and we are appointed at the top Medicare insurance providers such as AARP United Health, Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Care First, Cigna, Humana, Mutual of Omaha, United American.  We guarantee the lowest rates allowed by law so give us a call and we can help you compare prices and enroll.

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