Extra Benefits with Medicare Advantage

Dissatisfied with the typical benefits allotted to you through a traditional, no-frills approach to Medicare? Then BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina’s Medicare Advantage program might just be your solution.

The Medicare Advantage program enhances the normal Medicare experience, offering coverage for a wide range of medical-related services and prescription needs, as well as unique opportunities like fitness memberships and meal plans.

Best of all? The program includes coverage for dental- and vision-related expenses, so you won’t have to worry about spending more on quality care, regardless of what your needs are.

Let’s dive in and explore the extra benefits available through Medicare Advantage in more detail.

Dental & Vision

Depending on which Medicare Advantage program option you choose through BlueCross, you could receive both preventive and comprehensive dental coverage.

So, what does this mean exactly? Here’s a breakdown.

Preventive coverage includes two routine cleanings and oral exams each year. Comprehensive coverage includes other more complicated services that are essential to your oral health. These could include, but are not limited to anesthesia, extractions, fillings and more.

What about vision-related care?

Well, if you’re getting care within our pre-approved VSP network, then you will receive one free routine eye exam per year, as well as one free pair of glasses or one free pair of contact lenses every two years.


As we age, our hearing can deteriorate — which means it’s incredibly important to receive regular care from an experienced medical professional to preserve, or improve, what hearing you have left.

Yearly hearing exams are available to our program members for a significantly reduced rate.

Plus, if you purchase hearing aids, you will receive 48 batteries and have access to follow-up care to ensure your equipment is functioning properly.

Special Benefits

As we mentioned above, there are several unique offerings available solely through BlueCross's Medicare Advantage plan — offerings that you might not find through a traditional Medicare package, or an enhancement program through another insurance provider.

These include:

  • Fitness Membership: Our external partner, FitOn® offers unique exercise regimens tailored to the needs of people over 60 — at no additional cost to you!
  • Meal Program: After you’re released from a hospital stay, we’ll provide five days’ worth of meals to you so you can get back on your feet. That’s five days of meals (two meals per day —10 in total), delivered right to your door.
  • Over-the-Counter Supplies – Access up to $100 in support for routine purchases of over-the-counter medical supplies for your personal use at home.
  • Travel Coverage – Get the peace of mind you need to adventure and explore during your golden years. Our Medicare Advantage program guarantees that you’ll have coverage while you’re traveling outside of your home area.

Oh, and did we mention that this program also offers telehealth-based primary care visits, as well as visits from an at-home nurse practitioner for certain evaluations?

These are just a few more examples of the convenience and excellent care you’ll enjoy as a Medicare Advantage program member at BlueCross.

Feeling inspired to join us? Access more details — and even purchase a plan if you’re ready to do so — by visiting this link.

Medicare Advantage Plans

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is a Medicare Advantage PPO and HMO plan with a Medicare contract. BlueCross Essential, Rx Value and BlueCross Rx Plus are stand-alone prescription drug plans with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in BlueCross Total, BlueCross Total Value, BlueCross Blue Basic, BlueCross Secure, BlueCross Essential, BlueCross Rx Value or BlueCross Rx Plus depends on contract renewal.

This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments and restrictions may apply. Benefits, premiums and/or copayments/coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year.

Out-of-network/non-contracted providers are under no obligation to treat BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Medicare members, except in emergency situations. For a decision about whether we will cover an out-of-network service, we encourage you or your provider to ask us for a pre-service organization determination before you receive the service. Please call Customer Service or see your Evidence of Coverage for more information, including the cost-sharing that applies to out-of-network services.

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