Blue Cross has a large network of providers, which means you have more options when it comes to choosing doctors and hospitals.
Blue Cross NC offers competitive pricing on Medicare plans, which can help you save money on healthcare costs.
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.
Blue Cross offers wellness benefits, such as fitness programs and wellness coaching, to help you maintain your health and prevent illness.
Advantages include locking in rates, avoiding coverage gaps, wellness programs, and more.
All of our agents are based in North Carolina and are dedicated to serving the people of this state.
Run by the federal government
Skilled nursing facility care
Home health services
Run by the federal government
Physical and speech therapy
Part A benefits, including hospital visits, skilled nursing care and home health care
Part B benefits, such as doctor visits, outpatient care, screenings and lab tests
Prescription drug coverage (Part D coverage is included in most Medicare Advantage plans)
Help pay for prescription drugs including both brand-name and generic medications
A list of the drugs (also called a formulary) covered under the plan
A network of available pharmacies to choose from and mail order pharmacy services
À La Carte Coverage
Enjoy travel & like customization
Accepted within a Network
Want extra benefits & need a spending cap
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.
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 $381
Flexibility to change plans
A healthy aging and exercise program
A program for significant savings on hearing aids
Blue Medicare Supplement plans provide savings and peace of mind for more than 234,000 North Carolinians across our state.2 As North Carolina’s preferred health insurer,3 people depend on Blue Cross NC's large network of providers and 87 years of experience to provide the knowledge and expertise they need, right in their own backyard.
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.4
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 disability5
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
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.
Most Blue Medicare Supplement plans include our healthy aging and exercise program, Silver&Fit. Enjoy a low-cost fitness membership at a fitness facility near you, or enroll in the Home Fitness Program and exercise in the comfort of your own home.6
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.7
in North Carolina
Buncombe County in North Carolina has a robust healthcare infrastructure to support the medical needs of its residents, including those on Medicare. With hospitals, primary care clinics, specialized treatment centers, and pharmacies, the county ensures Medicare beneficiaries access comprehensive healthcare services.
Mission Health System, based in Asheville, is the primary healthcare provider in Buncombe County. Its network, including Mission Hospital, accepts Medicare and offers a variety of specialties. From cardiology to orthopedics and women's health, they provide a comprehensive range of care that caters to the unique health needs of older adults.
Numerous primary care clinics across the county, such as MAHEC Family Health Center and Minnie Jones Health Center, provide preventive care, chronic disease management, and routine check-ups, which are essential for the Medicare population. These clinics, accepting Medicare, form the first line of defense in healthcare, promoting early detection and management of health issues.
The county also houses urgent care centers like Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care and FastMed Urgent Care. These facilities are equipped to handle non-life-threatening conditions and typically offer extended hours, serving as a more convenient and less expensive alternative to hospital emergency rooms for immediate care needs.
Buncombe County is home to various specialty care providers like Asheville Cardiology Associates, which caters to heart health, a significant concern for the older population. Asheville Eye Associates offer specialized vision care, another crucial service for Medicare beneficiaries.
In addition to the primary and specialized care, several pharmacies throughout Buncombe County accept Medicare Part D plans, ensuring beneficiaries have access to affordable prescription medications.
For those requiring long-term care, there are several nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Buncombe County. Facilities like Givens Estates and Brooks-Howell Home provide skilled nursing care, rehabilitation services, and residential care for seniors, including many services covered by Medicare.
The county also offers resources for mental health care, including RHA Health Services and All Souls Counseling Center, providing essential mental health services to Medicare beneficiaries.
In conclusion, Buncombe County's extensive healthcare facilities ensure its residents, including those on Medicare, have access to comprehensive, high-quality medical care. They work together to create a health community prioritizing preventive care, effective treatment, and overall well-being for all, including the elderly.
Adventhealth Hendersonville, 100 Hospital Dr, Hendersonville, NC, 28792, (828) 684-8501
Asheville Specialty Hospital, 428 Biltmore Ave # 4, Asheville, NC, 28801, (828) 213-5400
Asheville VA Medical Ctr, 1100 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC, 28805, (828) 298-7911
Blue Ridge Regional Hospital, 125 Hospital Dr, Spruce Pine, NC, 28777, (828) 765-4201
Broughton Hospital, 1000 S Sterling St, Morganton, NC, 28655, (828) 433-2111
Caldwell UNC Health Care, 321 Mulberry St SW, Lenoir, NC, 28645, (828) 757-5100
Charles A Cannon Jr Meml Hosp, 434 Hospital Dr, Newland, NC, 28657, (828) 737-7000
Forum Health Asheville, 1312 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC, 28806, (828) 252-9833
Mission Children's Hospital, 11 Vanderbilt Park Dr, Asheville, NC, 28803, (828) 213-1740
Mission Hospital Mcdowell, 430 Rankin Dr, Marion, NC, 28752, (828) 659-5000
Mission Hospital, 509 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC, 28801, (828) 213-1111
Pardee UNC Health Care, 800 N Justice St, Hendersonville, NC, 28791, (828) 696-1000
St Luke's Hospital, 101 Hospital Dr, Columbus, NC, 28722, (828) 894-3311
St Lukes Hospital, 101 Hospital Dr, Columbus, NC, 28722, (828) 894-3311
UNC Health Blue Ridge, 2201 S Sterling St, Morganton, NC, 28655, (828) 580-5000
UNC Health Care Blue Ridge, 720 Malcolm Blvd, Valdese, NC, 28690, (828) 580-7640
AMCHC, 225 Patton Ave # 200, Asheville, NC, 28801, (828) 412-5315
Apex Brain Ctr, 600 Julian Ln # 650, Arden, NC, 28704, (828) 708-5274
Asheville Cardiology Assoc-MRN, 472 Rankin Dr # Entrance3, Marion, NC, 28752, (828) 652-0005
Asheville Cardiology Assoc, 189 Hospital Dr # 2ndfloor, Spruce Pine, NC, 28777, (828) 274-6000
Asheville Cardiology Assoc, 387 US 70 W, Marion, NC, 28752, (828) 274-6000
Asheville Cardiology Assoc, 589 Peniel Rd, Columbus, NC, 28722, (828) 274-6000
Asheville Children's Med Ctr, 7 Vanderbilt Park Dr # 100a, Asheville, NC, 28803, (828) 258-0969
Asheville Orthopaedic Assoc, 1 Hospital Dr, Asheville, NC, 28801, (828) 252-7331
Asheville Orthopaedic Assoc, 2315 Asheville Hwy, Hendersonville, NC, 28791, (828) 782-9330
Asheville Orthopaedic Assoc, 472 Rankin Dr # Entrance3, Marion, NC, 28752, (828) 252-7331
Atrium Health At Hm-Hm Med, 141 Fiddlers Run Blvd, Morganton, NC, 28655, (828) 879-9050
Atrium Health At Home, 141 Fiddlers Run Blvd, Morganton, NC, 28655, (828) 580-6450
Atrium Health Shelby Women's, 446 N Carolina 108, Rutherfordton, NC, 28139, (980) 487-2570
Blue Ridge Med Ctr Mayland, , Spruce Pine, NC, 28777, (828) 765-4113
Blue Ridge Med Ctr Yancy Cmps, 800 Medical Campus Dr, Burnsville, NC, 28714, (828) 682-0200
Blue Ridge Med Ctr-Yancey Cmps, 125 Hospital Dr, Spruce Pine, NC, 28777, (828) 765-4201
Carolina Spine & Neurosurgery, 2315 Asheville Hwy, Hendersonville, NC, 28791, (828) 255-7776
Carolinas Healthcare Syst Blue, 1766 Connelly Springs Rd, Lenoir, NC, 28645, (828) 728-8224
Carolinas Medical Ctr At Hm, 141 Fiddlers Run Blvd, Morganton, NC, 28655, (828) 580-6441
Catawba Valley Medical Ctr, 309 S College St, Morganton, NC, 28655, (828) 326-3803
Fastmed Family Medicine, 160 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC, 28803, (828) 210-2835
Gastroenterology-Mission, 11 Vanderbilt Park Dr # 2, Asheville, NC, 28803, (828) 213-1740
Happy Valley Medical Ctr, 1345 NC Highway 268, Lenoir, NC, 28645, (828) 754-6850
Keys Of Hope Medical Ctr, 295 Carson St # K, Marion, NC, 28752, (828) 659-6334
Levine Cancer Inst-Blue Ridge, 720 Malcolm Blvd, Connelly Springs, NC, 28612, (828) 580-7536
Mars Hill Medical Ctr, 119 Mountain View Rd, Mars Hill, NC, 28754, (828) 689-3507
Mauzy-Phillips Ctr, 125 Hospital Dr, Spruce Pine, NC, 28777, (828) 766-3555
Mission Children's Outpatient, 11 Vanderbilt Park Dr, Asheville, NC, 28803, (828) 213-1740
Mission Children's Specialists, 11 Vanderbilt Prk Dr # 2ndfloor, Asheville, NC, 28803, (828) 213-1740
Mission Community Medicine-Brk, 149 W Parker Rd, Morganton, NC, 28655, (828) 433-4933
Mission Community Medicine-Nb, 339 Nebo School Rd, Nebo, NC, 28761, (828) 652-6326
Mission Community Orthopedics, 189 Hospital Dr # 2ndfloor, Spruce Pine, NC, 28777, (828) 766-3555
Mission Community Urological, 189 Hospital Dr # 2ndfloor, Spruce Pine, NC, 28777, (828) 766-3555
Mission Health Ctr Highway 70, 387 US 70 W, Marion, NC, 28752, (828) 652-6386
Mission Health Ctr Sugar Hill, 1633 Sugar Hill Rd, Marion, NC, 28752, (828) 652-7776
Mission Health Mauzy-Phillips, 189 Hospital Dr # 2ndfloor, Spruce Pine, NC, 28777, (828) 766-3555
Mission Health Partners, 50 Schenck Pkwy, Asheville, NC, 28803, (828) 213-3250
Mission Hospital-Smoking, 1 Hospital Dr, Asheville, NC, 28801, (828) 213-5527
Mission Hospital-St Joseph, 428 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC, 28801, (828) 213-1111
Mission Medical Oncology, 430 Rankin Dr # Entrance3, Marion, NC, 28752, (800) 506-2550
Mission Neurology Svc, 509 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC, 28801, (828) 213-1439
Mission Neurology-Outpatient, 1 Hospital Dr # 3200, Asheville, NC, 28801, (828) 213-9530
Mission Orthopedic Trauma Svc, 1 Hospital Dr # 4200, Asheville, NC, 28801, (828) 213-1994
Mission Outpatient Svc Sugar, 1633 Sugar Hill Rd # Entranceb, Marion, NC, 28752, (828) 252-7331
Mission St Joseph's Health, 890 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC, 28803, (828) 274-7026
Mission Urology-Asheville, 1 Hospital Dr # 4100, Asheville, NC, 28801, (828) 254-8883
Mission Urology-Mcdowell, 472 Rankin Dr # Entrance3, Marion, NC, 28752, (828) 659-5700
Mission Weight Management, 1 Hospital Dr # 3400, Asheville, NC, 28801, (828) 213-4100
Mission Women's Care-Spruce Pn, 189 Hospital Dr # 2ndfloor, Spruce Pine, NC, 28777, (828) 766-3555
Mission Workwell-Medical Park, 2 Medical Park Dr # 102, Asheville, NC, 28803, (828) 213-9600
Occupational Medicine Ctr, 288 S Ridgecrest Ave, Rutherfordton, NC, 28139, (828) 286-5508
Sloop Medical Office Plaza, 436 Hospital Dr, Newland, NC, 28657, (828) 733-0280
Stonecreek Health & Rehab LLC, 455 Victoria Rd, Asheville, NC, 28801, (828) 225-3829
Surgical Specialist-Carolina, 1998 Hendersonville Rd # 40, Asheville, NC, 28803, (828) 585-2575
Valdese Patient Svc Ctr, 730 Malcolm Blvd # 160, Rutherford College, NC, 28671, (828) 580-7456
Whiteville Medical Offices LLC, 1978 Hendersonville Rd # 130, Asheville, NC, 28803, Not Available
Health Plans of NC, Kelly Quinn
Health Plans of NC, Kelly Quinn
Health Plans of NC, Kelly Quinn
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 agent to learn more.
234,000; Blue Cross NC internal data for Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement and stand-alone Part D as of October 2020.
Blue Cross NC Brand Tracking Study; Ipsos; July 2020.
Members of plans sponsored by Blue Cross NC will be able to change to other plans available when they purchased their original plan. Certain limits apply.
Guaranteed acceptance is limited to Plan A for those under age 65 who have Medicare due to disability.
Disclaimer: The Silver&Fit program is provided by American Specialty Health Fitness, Inc. (ASH Fitness), a subsidiary of American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH). The program is not part of a member’s policy or benefits, and is not available on our Plan G-HD. All programs and services are not available in all areas. Please make sure to talk to a doctor before starting or changing an exercise routine. Silver&Fit, Fit at Home and the Silver&Fit logo are trademarks of ASH. Other names or logos may be trademarks of their respective owners. Home kits are subject to change. Not all YMCAs participate in the network. ASH does not offer Blue Cross NC products or services. Not connected with or endorsed by the U.S. government or the federal Medicare program.
Disclaimer: TruHearing is a registered trademark of TruHearing, Inc. TruHearing is an independent company and does not offer Blue Cross NC products or services. This program may change or be discontinued at any time.
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.
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Buncombe County ZIP Codes include: 28701, 28704, 28709, 28711, 28715, 28728, 28730, 28748, 28757, 28770, 28776, 28778, 28787, 28801, 28802, 28803, 28804, 28805, 28806, 28810, 28813, 28814, 28815, and 28816