Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, America’s Top-Ranked Medicare PPO Plan Introduces Zero Premium Plan

Two new dental options and lower monthly premiums available on all health and prescription plans in 2014

(BCBSMA), which offers the and is among the highest-rated Medicare HMO plans in the nation, according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), announced a robust suite of affordable options available for Medicare beneficiaries in 2014. They include:

“There are great products available to seniors and those eligible for Medicare in 2014; we encourage everyone to take a careful look at the many affordable options available to them during the fall open enrollment period,” said Ken Arruda, Executive Director of Medicare Markets for BCBSMA. “Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has been dedicated to serving seniors and Medicare beneficiaries for nearly five decades, and our continued focus to make quality health care affordable for our members, has allowed us to introduce a zero premium PPO plan, as well as new affordable dental options.”

Byusing BCBSMA’s , ,seniors and those eligible for Medicare can evaluate their options to find the right plan for them and can even enroll online.

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– Includes hospital and medical coverage, plus additional benefits including routine vision care, dental care, and prescription drug coverage.

Covers co-insurance for doctor visits, home visits, and ambulatory care.

– Prescription drug coverage plans.

Individuals with Medicare can choose the best Medicare Advantage and prescription drug coverage plan for their health care needs during the . A BCBSMA Medex or Dental Blue 65 Preventive plan can be selected at any time of the year. To learn more about BCBSMA’s Medicare coverage options, list of covered medications, and visit: or call (TTY: 1-800-522-1254), from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., seven days a week through December 7.

Seniors and Medicare beneficiaries can also contact CMS for additional information by calling 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or a Serving the Health Information Needs of Elders (SHINE) counselor can be reached by calling 1-800-243-4636.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts () is a community-focused, tax-paying, not-for-profit health plan headquartered in Boston. We are committed to working with others in a spirit of shared responsibility to make quality health care affordable. Consistent with our corporate promise to always put our 2.8 million members first, we are rated among the nation’s best health plans for member satisfaction and quality. BCBSMA continues to be the trusted market leader in Massachusetts, for people with Medicare, and now serves more than 280,000 members.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is a HMO and PPO Plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts depends on contract renewal. The benefit information provided is a brief summary, not a complete description of benefits. For more information contact the plan. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits, formulary, pharmacy network, premium and/or co-payments/co-insurance may change on January 1 of each year. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium.

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