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Why Choose Blue Cross NC for Medicare?

Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplemental, and Part D Rx Plans
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See the Doctor You Want

Blue Cross has a large network of providers, which means you have more options when it comes to choosing doctors and hospitals.

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Cost Savings

Blue Cross NC offers competitive pricing on Medicare plans, which can help you save money on healthcare costs.

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The Freedom to Change Plans

There are two opportunities for everyone to switch plans: October 15 to December 7 and January 1 to March 31. Talk to an agent for additional information and exceptions.

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Wellness Benefits

Blue Cross offers wellness benefits, such as fitness programs and wellness coaching, to help you maintain your health and prevent illness.

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Guaranteed Acceptance by Enrolling Early

Advantages include locking in rates, avoiding coverage gaps, wellness programs, and more.

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We Are Local

All of our agents are based in North Carolina and are dedicated to serving the people of this state.

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Which Path is Best For You?

Compare paths 1 & 2 below

Path 1

Original Medicare

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Government-Managed

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À La Carte Coverage

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Accepted Nationwide

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Enjoy travel & like customization

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Path 2

Medicare Advantage

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Insurance Company-Managed

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Bundled Coverage

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Accepted within a Network

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Want extra benefits & need a spending cap

Blue Medicare Supplement

Blue Medicare Supplement from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Blue Medicare Supplement

For North Carolina Beneficiaries Enrolled in Both Medicare Part A and Part B

Original Medicare only covers some of your medical costs. That’s why Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) offers reliable Medicare Supplement plans to help lessen the worries over what Medicare doesn’t cover. Choose from a variety of Blue Medicare Supplement plans to find the plan that best fits your needs and your budget.

With Blue Medicare Supplement, You’ll Enjoy:

  • Coverage for the costs not covered by Original Medicare (Parts A and B)

  • The freedom to see any Medicare-participating provider nationwide

  • Rates as low as $36.50*

  • Flexibility to change plans

  • A healthy aging and exercise program

  • A program for significant savings on hearing aids

*Example for a female non-smoker, age 65. Premium rates can vary based on a number of factors. Contact Blue Cross NC or your Authorized Independent Agent to learn more.

Supplement Plans from Blue Cross NC

Blue Medicare Supplement plans provide savings and peace of mind for more than 242,000 North Carolinians across our state.* As North Carolina’s preferred health insurer,** people depend on Blue Cross NC's large network of providers and 89 years of experience to provide the knowledge and expertise they need, right in their own backyard.

* Blue Cross NC internal data for Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement and Part D as of September 2022. ** Blue Cross NC Brand Tracking Study; Ipsos; July 2022.

Blue-to-Blue ℠ : Built-In Flexibility

All Blue Medicare Supplement plans feature the freedom to switch Medicare Supplement plans at specific times throughout the year. If your needs or budget change, simply change plans without having to answer additional health questions:*

*Blue-to-Blue is only available when you switch from one Blue Cross NC Medicare plan to another Blue Cross NC Medicare plan. You may only switch during designated times of the year. Certain other limits apply. Contact the plan or your Authorized Independent Agent for more information.

Guaranteed Acceptance

You cannot be turned down for Blue Medicare Supplement, and may not have to complete a medical questionnaire, if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are age 65 or older, or under age 65 and are eligible for Medicare due to disability*

  • You enroll within six months of enrolling in Medicare Part B

  • You are not covered by certain Medicaid programs

  • You are a resident of North Carolina

*Guaranteed acceptance for those under age 65 who have Medicare due to disability is limited to Plan A and Plan G.

No Waiting Periods

If you enroll early, you may be eligible for a Medicare Supplement plan without waiting periods for pre-existing conditions. If you wait until after your deadline to enroll, you may have a waiting period for pre-existing conditions.

Stay Healthy With Silver&Fit ®

Blue Medicare Supplemental offers the Silver&Fit Healthy Aging and Exercise Program. This fitness program offers you on-demand workout videos, healthy aging coaching and support creating workout plans - all at no cost to you. Plus:

  • For a $10 annual fee, you can choose one home fitness kit, including an option with a fitness tracker. • For a $50 annual fee, join one of thousands of participating fitness centers or select YMCAs in the Standard Network.

  • You also have access to the Premum Network - including fitness studios and unique experiences - for a buy-up price.

Disclaimer: The Silver&Fit program is provided by American Specialty Health Fitness, Inc., a subsidiary of American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH). Silver&Fit is a federally registered trademark of ASH. The program is not part of a member’s policy or benefits. All programs and services are not available in all areas and are subject to change. This program includes the Standard network; Premium network may have monthly costs. ASH does not offer Blue Cross or Blue Shield products or services. Not connected with or endorsed by the U.S. government or the federal Medicare program.

TruHearing Program ®

TruHearing covers one hearing aid per ear per year for a low copay of [$699] per TruHearing Advanced hearing aid or [$999] per TruHearing Premium hearing aid. Also, as part of the program, a TruHearing provider will help you choose the best hearing aid for your lifestyle and unique hearing needs.

Disclaimer: TruHearing is a registered trademark of TruHearing, Inc. TruHearing is an independent company and does not offer Blue Cross or Blue Shield products or services. This program may change or be discontinued at any time.

Ready to Get Started? Learn More About Blue Medicare Supplement

  • Compare plan benefits

  • Get a free rate quote

  • View the Blue Medicare Supplement Outline of Coverage brochure

  • View the Choosing a Medigap Policy guide

Notes:

For costs and further details of the coverage, including exclusions, any reductions or limitations, and terms under which the policy may be continued in force, contact your agent or the company.

• [Plan A: BMS A, 2/22; Plan G: BMS G, 2/22; Plan G-HD: BMS HDG, 2/22; Plan K: BMS K, 2/22; Plan N: BMS N, 2/22.]

• Health Plans of NC Inc. is an independent authorized Agency licensed to sell and promote products from Blue Cross NC. The content contained in this site is maintained by Health Plans of NC Inc.

• Medicare Supplement insurance plans are not connected with or endorsed by the U.S. government or the federal Medicare program.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) provides free aids to service people with disabilities as well as free language services for people whose primary language is not English. Please contact 1-800-478-0583 (TTY: 711) for assistance.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) proporciona asistencia gratuita a las personas con discapacidades, así como servicios lingüísticos gratuitos para las personas cuyo idioma principal no es el inglés. Llame al 1-800-478-0583 (TTY: 711) para obtener ayuda.

Caution: Policy benefits are limited to those approved by Medicare for payment.

BLUE CROSS®, BLUE SHIELD®, the Cross and Shield symbols, and service marks are marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans. All other trade names are property of their respective owners. Blue Cross NC an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. U4093, 1/23.

We do not offer every plan available in your area. Any information we provide is limited to those plans we do offer in your area. Please contact Medicare.gov or 1-800-MEDICARE to get information on all of your options.

We do not offer every plan available in your area. Currently we represent six organizations which offer ten products in your area. Please contact Medicare.gov, 1-800-MEDICARE, or your local State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) to get information on all of your option.

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Shelby, North Carolina

in Cleveland County

Shelby, North Carolina, is a wonderful place for seniors and retirees. It boasts a low cost of living, access to top-quality healthcare, a thriving seniors community, and a small-town feel. Home to around 20,000 residents, approximately 20% of the population is over 65. And with the average home price currently sitting at $123,000, it’s an excellent option for retirees on a limited income looking for affordable housing.

This friendly community hosts many events and festivals throughout the year and also has several senior centers. For example, the Council on Aging and the Life Enrichment Center offer various activities for seniors. Plenty of other attractions, including the Earl Scruggs Center, are dedicated to the life and legacy of bluegrass musician Earl Scruggs and features interactive displays and fun live music performances. In addition, the Cleveland County Arts Council showcases local art, and the Don Gibson Theatre holds various live shows to suit a wide range of tastes. For outdoor enthusiasts, Shelby is close to Crowders Mountain State Park, which offers a wide range of hiking trails to suit different fitness levels and some stunning views of the local area.

Shelby (zip codes 28150, 28151, and 28152) is in Cleveland County. The county is home to around 98,000 North Carolinians and is known for its agricultural industry. It also boasts various parks and recreational areas popular with seniors. For healthcare services, seniors can visit Carolinas HealthCare System Cleveland, which provides emergency care, cardiology, cancer care, and various other medical services.

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