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Why Choose Blue Cross NC for Medicare?

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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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The A, B, C and D of Medicare

Medicare is a federal program to help people age 65 and older (or under age 65 who are Medicare-eligible) cover health care costs. It includes four types of coverage, labeled Parts A, B, C and D.

Part A – Hospital Insurance

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  • Run by the federal government

  • Hospital care

  • Skilled nursing facility care

  • Hospice care

  • Home health services

Part B – Medical Insurance

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  • Run by the federal government

  • Doctor visits

  • Preventative services

  • Ambulance services

  • Physical and speech therapy

Medicare Part C – Medicare Advantage

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  • 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)

Medicare Part D – Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage

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  • 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

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 $381

  • Flexibility to change plans

  • A healthy aging and exercise program

  • A program for significant savings on hearing aids

Supplement Plans from Blue Cross NC: Discover the Benefit of Blue℠

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.

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.4

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 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

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 ®

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 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.7

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Wilkes County

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Healthcare for Seniors

Wilkes County, nestled in the beautiful landscape of North Carolina, offers various top-tier medical, healthcare, and retirement facilities for individuals covered by Medicare. These facilities prioritize the well-being and comfort of Medicare beneficiaries, ensuring they have access to exceptional care and retirement options.

One of the prominent medical institutions in Wilkes County is Wilkes Medical Center. This modern hospital provides comprehensive medical services, including cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, and emergency care. Medicare recipients can benefit from the expertise of highly skilled physicians and dedicated healthcare professionals who deliver personalized treatment plans using state-of-the-art medical technology.

Wilkes County is also home to various clinics and healthcare centers that cater to the diverse needs of Medicare beneficiaries. These facilities offer primary care services, preventive care, screenings, and specialized outpatient treatments, providing comprehensive healthcare to individuals on Medicare.

Wilkes County provides several choices for those seeking retirement communities that offer exceptional care and lifestyle options for Medicare recipients. One such facility is The Villages of Wilkes Traditional Living, which offers independent living, assisted living, and memory care services. These retirement communities create a supportive and engaging environment, offering various amenities and personalized care plans to ensure the well-being and enjoyment of Medicare beneficiaries during their retirement years.

Additionally, Wilkes County places great importance on community education and regularly hosts informational sessions and workshops on Medicare plans and coverage options. These events empower Medicare recipients with knowledge and guidance, allowing them to make informed decisions about their healthcare and retirement.

In conclusion, Wilkes County, North Carolina, offers a range of exceptional medical, healthcare, and retirement facilities for people on Medicare. With outstanding hospitals, clinics, retirement communities, and educational resources, the county ensures that Medicare beneficiaries receive comprehensive and patient-centered care, promoting their overall well-being and enhancing their quality of life.

Area Hospitals
  • Alleghany Memorial Hospital, 233 Doctors St, Sparta, NC, 28675, (336) 372-5511

  • Ashe Memorial Hospital, 200 Hospital Ave, Jefferson, NC, 28640, (336) 846-7101

  • Atrium Health Wake Forest Bapt, 1 Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC, 27157, (336) 713-4500

  • Atrium Health Wake Forest Bapt, 1 Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC, 27157, (336) 716-2011

  • Atrium Health Wake Forest Bapt, 1370 W D St, North Wilkesboro, NC, 28659, (336) 651-8100

  • Atrium Health Wake Forest Bapt, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC, 27157, (336) 716-2011

  • Atrium Health Wake Forrest, 250 Hospital Dr, Lexington, NC, 27292, (336) 248-5161

  • Davie Medical Ctr, 329 NC Highway 801 N, Bermuda Run, NC, 27006, (336) 998-1300

  • Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, 180 Parkwood Dr, Elkin, NC, 28621, (336) 527-7000

  • Lifebrite Community Hosp-Stks, 1570 NC 8 And 89 Hwy N, Danbury, NC, 27016, (336) 593-2831

  • Northern Regional Hospital, 830 Rockford St, Mount Airy, NC, 27030, (336) 719-7000

  • Novant Health Forsyth Med Ctr, 3333 Silas Creek Pkwy, Winston Salem, NC, 27103, (336) 718-5000

  • Novant Health Kernersville Med, 1750 Kernersville Medical Pkwy, Kernersville, NC, 27284, (336) 564-4000

  • Novant Health Med Park Hosp, 1950 S Hawthorne Rd, Winston Salem, NC, 27103, (336) 718-0785

  • Novant Health Rehab Hosp An, 2475 Hillcrest Center Cir, Winston Salem, NC, 27103, (336) 754-3500

  • Novant Health Thomasville Med, 207 Old Lexington Rd, Thomasville, NC, 27360, (336) 472-2000

  • Old Vineyard Behavioral Health, 3637 Old Vineyard Rd, Winston Salem, NC, 27104, (336) 794-3550

  • Stokes Reynolds Meml Hosp Inc, Danbury, NC, 27016, (336) 593-5356

  • Watauga Medical Ctr, 336 Deerfield Rd, Boone, NC, 28607, (828) 262-4100

Area Medical Clinics
  • Appalachian Regional, 194 Doctors Dr, Boone, NC, 28607, (828) 386-2663

  • Appalachian Regional, 200 Hospital Ave # 6, Jefferson, NC, 28640, (828) 386-2663

  • Atrium Health Wake Forest Bapt, 10 Medical Park Dr # 1, Lexington, NC, 27292, (336) 716-9253

  • Bethany Medical Ctr, 1908 Caudle Dr # 100, Mount Airy, NC, 27030, (336) 883-0029

  • Boone Urology Ctr, 400 Shadowline Dr # 103-104, Boone, NC, 28607, (828) 264-5150

  • Cone Health Medcenter Krnrsvll, 1635 N Carolina Highway 66 S, Kernersville, NC, 27284, (336) 992-5100

  • Cone Health Medcenter Krnrsvll, 1635 NC 66 S, Kernersville, NC, 27284, (336) 992-5100

  • Cone Health Outpatient Rehab, 1635 N Carolina 66 # 255, Kernersville, NC, 27284, (336) 992-4820

  • Department Of Emergency Med, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC, 27157, (336) 716-4625

  • Harmony Center For Women, 381 Deerfield Rd, Boone, NC, 28607, (828) 268-8970

  • Hoots Memorial Hospital, , Yadkinville, NC, 27055, (336) 679-6728

  • Lexington Medical Ctr, 811 W Main St, Lexington, NC, 27293, (803) 936-7203

  • Lung Center, 870 State Farm Rd # 100, Boone, NC, 28607, (828) 386-2746

  • Novant Health Bariatric Sltns, 760 Highland Oaks Dr # 200, Winston Salem, NC, 27103, (336) 277-4380

  • Novant Health Ortho-Sports, 7138 Village Medical Cir, Clemmons, NC, 27012, (336) 893-2400

  • Sneak-A-Peek, 2501 Neudorf Rd, Clemmons, NC, 27012, (336) 247-5141

  • Thomasville Medical Ctr, 6233 Denton Rd, Thomasville, NC, 27360, (336) 476-2537

  • Wake Forest Bapt Health Davie, 329 N Carolina Highway 801 N, Bermuda Run, NC, 27006, (336) 998-1300

  • Watauga Medical Ctr Outpatient, 1200 State Farm Rd, Boone, NC, 28607, (828) 262-4153

  • WFU Baptist Medical Ctr, Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC, 27157, (336) 713-7700

  • WFU Baptist Medical Ctr, Orthopaedic Surgery, Winston Salem, NC, 27157, (336) 716-2093

  • WFUBMC, 1450 Professional Park Dr, Winston Salem, NC, 27103, (336) 659-2701

  • Wilkes Regional Med Ctr Axlry, 500 Courthouse Dr, Wilkesboro, NC, 28697, (336) 651-8100

  • Wilkes Regional Medical Ctr, 1370 W D St, North Wilkesboro, NC, 28659, (336) 651-8100

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Footnotes

  1. 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.

  2. 234,000; Blue Cross NC internal data for Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement and stand-alone Part D as of October 2020.

  3. Blue Cross NC Brand Tracking Study; Ipsos; July 2020.

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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, 12/18; Plan G: BMS G, 12/18; Plan G-HD: BMS HDG, 12/18; Plan K: BMS K, 12/18; Plan N: BMS N, 12/18.

  • Agent / Agency is an independent authorized Agent / Agency licensed to sell and promote products from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC). The content contained in this site is maintained by Agent / Agency. Neither Blue Cross NC nor its agents are connected with or endorsed by the U.S. government or the federal Medicare program.

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

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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.

Wilkes County ZIP Codes include: 28606, 28624, 28635, 28649, 28651, 28654, 28656, 28659, 28665, 28669, 28670, 28674, 28685, and 28697

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