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Medicare Advantage Plan Options

When you choose BlueShield, you're getting the exceptional support, value, and service you deserve with the stability of a plan backed by more than 70 years of proven experience.

New for 2019:

  • Introducing our Freedom plans, an affordable coverage option that gives you the freedom to see the doctors you want wherever you go, including Vermont and Massachusetts. With plans that start at $0 per month, you're free to go where life takes you. 
  • Rewards Program — Rewards program that awards you up to $60 after you receive your Annual Wellness Visit, colorectal cancer screening, and breast cancer screening (subject to medical necessity).
  • Telemedicine — Our Medicare Advantage members now have access to Telemedicine, hosted by Doctor on Demand. Connect with a doctor 24/7 using your mobile device, tablet, or computer for only $5 more than your primary doctor cost-share. 
  • Coverage Gap — All of our plans cover Tier 1 generics through the coverage gap, so you would pay a copay for those drugs. 

HMO, PPO, POS: Your network options. 

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Do you stay mostly local?

Coordinated care and cost savings

  • Care coordinated through your primary doctor
  • Typically lower premiums
  • Affordable copays for doctor visits
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Do you travel often or spend time outside the area?

Flexibility and freedom of choice

  • Access to in-network and out-of-network doctors
  • Coverage when you travel
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Do you travel sometimes?

Freedom to choose the doctors important to you

  • Coverage when you travel
  • Access to out-of-network coverage

Freedom Value (HMO-POS)

Our Freedom Value plan offers enhanced out-of-network coverage, providing you with the flexibility to see out-of-network doctors and specialists for most services, all for a $0 monthly premium.

Your Estimated Monthly Premium $0.00

Freedom Plus (HMO-POS)

Our Freedom Plus plan offers you enhanced out-of-network coverage, providing you with the flexibility to see the doctors and specialists important to you. Plus, you have an annual out-of-network limit of $10,000.

Your Estimated Monthly Premium $55.00

Freedom Premier (HMO-POS)

Our Freedom Premier plan has an annual out-of-network limit of $25,000 and offers you enhanced out-of-network coverage.

Your Estimated Monthly Premium $110.00

Senior Blue 652 (HMO)

Get lower out-of-pocket costs, and coverage recognized nationwide.

Your Estimated Monthly Premium $137.00

Forever Blue 770 (PPO)

This plan allows you to pay in-network copays with participating doctors or hospitals when you travel.

Your Estimated Monthly Premium $197.00

Medicare Questions?

We're here to help.

1-833-735-4512 (TTY 711)
Oct. 1 - Mar. 31, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., 7 days a week
Apr. 1 - Sept. 30, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Monday - Friday

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A division of HealthNow New York Inc., an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. BlueShield of Northeastern New York is a Medicare Advantage plan with a Medicare contract and enrollment depends on contract renewal. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Call 1-800-329-2792 (TTY: 711) for more information. BlueShield of Northeastern New York complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. ATENCIÓN: si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-833-735-4515 (TTY: 711). 注意:如果您使用繁體中文,您可以免費獲得語言援助服務。請致電 1-833-735-4515  (TTY: 711). 

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Content Last Updated October 1, 2018