2018 Medicare Advantage Plans

Why choose a Medicare Advantage plan from BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina? With BlueCross TotalSM (PPO) and BlueCross SecureSM (HMO), you can get the level of coverage you need at a price you can afford.

How does a Medicare Advantage PPO Plan Work?

It works just like any other PPO plan. You pay less when you choose in-network doctors and hospitals. With set copayments, you know ahead of time what you owe for your doctor visits. With the exception of emergencies or urgent care, you may pay more to get care from out-of-network doctors.

How does a Medicare Advantage HMO Plan Work

Your network Primary Care Provider (PCP) will help coordinate your care. In most situations, your PCP must give you a referral in advance before you can use other providers in the plan’s network. This includes the requirement to obtain a referral from your PCP in order to see a specialist or to obtain a service.

BlueCross Total (PPO)

  • Available in 23 S.C. counties
  • Low-cost premiums
  • Low copayments for office visits
  • Access to specialists with no referral
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • No-cost preventive care
  • Dental and vision allowance
  • Large network of doctors and hospitals
  • Out-of-network benefits

BlueCross Secure (HMO) 

  • Available in Greenville and Richland counties
  • Low-cost premiums
  • Primary Care Provider to coordinate care
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • No-cost preventive care
  • Dental and vision allowance

You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium.

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BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or health status in our health plans, when we enroll members or provide benefits. Free language interpretation services are available for those who cannot read or speak English. To read our Non-Discrimination Statement and Foreign Language Access policy, click here.

BlueCross Total and BlueCross Secure are Medicare Advantage plans with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in BlueCross Total or BlueCross Secure 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.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

Last updated: 10/1/2017

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