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Would you like a Medicare Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plan with built-in drug benefits? With Medicare BlueSM (PPO), you can enjoy all of the benefits that the original Medicare plan offers and more.
Medicare Blue (PPO) is open to all South Carolina residents who have Medicare Part A and Part B.
The monthly premium for Medicare Blue (PPO) is $0 for Upstate residents, $30 for Midlands residents and $31 for Coastal/Rural residents. If you currently pay a premium for Medicare Part A and/or Medicare Part B, you must continue paying your premium in order to keep Medicare Part A and/or Medicare Part B and remain a member of this plan.
BlueCross has formed a network of doctors, specialists and hospitals. To receive full benefits:
You can find an up-to-date list of the doctors, vision care providers, hospitals and pharmacies in our network in the Provider/Pharmacy Directory or search using our Doctor and Hospital Finder.
To search for providers participating in the Medicare Advantage network in other states, you can use the Blue National Doctor & Hospital Finder. Be sure to choose Medicare Advantage PPO as the product type.
Enrollment in this plan is generally for the entire year. You may leave this plan or make changes during the Annual Election Period from October 15 to December 7. Medicare may also allow you to change plans under special circumstances, such as:
The Medicare program rates how well health plans perform in different categories (for example, ratings in customer service and detecting and preventing illnesses). On http://www.medicare.gov you can compare the ratings for Medicare for plans in your area by selecting “Compare Medicare Prescription Drug Plans” or “Compare Health Plans and Medigap Policies in Your Area.” You can also get a copy of the ratings by calling us at 1-888-645-6025 (TTY 1-888-645-6023) - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week.
Submit feedback to Medicare about your BlueCross Medicare Advantage plan.
A PPO plan with a Medicare contract.
Last updated: 2/28/13
H4209_WBPPO13 CMS Approved 2/25/2013
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