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 BlueShield, 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 (again, if you are accessing them through our pre-approved VSP network).
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.
As we mentioned above, there are several unique offerings available solely through BlueCross BlueShield’s Medicare Advantage plan—offerings that you might not find through a traditional Medicare package, or an enhancement program through another insurance provider.
- Fitness Membership – Our external partner, Silver&Fit Exercise & Healthy Aging Program, 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 5 days’ worth of meals to you so you can get back on your feet. That’s 5 days of meals (2 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 BlueShield.
Feeling inspired to join us? Access more details—and even purchase a plan if you’re ready to do so—by visiting the link below.