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The Benefit of Blue

There’s a Blue Cross Medicare OptionsSM plan
that’s right for you

IMPORTANT: Check with your employer or benefit administrator to find out if you have a Retiree Group Medicare plan option. These plans may offer richer benefits and cost you less than other Medicare plans. If you do not have a retiree group option, read on.
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Medicare Advantage Plans

As a member, you know you can expect a high level of service and coverage from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico. Our affordable all-in-one Medicare Advantage plans are no different. No matter which you choose, you’ll get all the coverage of Original Medicare, plus extra health and wellness benefits, and prescription drug coverage.

Blue Cross Medicare Advantage (HMO) SM Plans – our most affordable option

  • Usually have low or $0 monthly premiums
  • Your care is handled by one primary care provider (PCP) that you select
  • Offer extra health and wellness benefits such as vision, dental, hearing, fitness and more
  • May be required to get a referral from your primary care physician prior to visiting a specialist
  • Include drug coverage

Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Dual Care Plus (HMO SNP)SM and Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Dual Care Plus Preferred (PPO SNP)SM - Special Needs Plans for those Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid

Here are some important things to consider before choosing Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Dual Care Plus (HMO SNP) (PPO SNP).

  • Be sure you are eligible for Medicaid benefits with the New Mexico Human Services Department.
  • Depending on your level of Medicaid eligibility, you may not have any cost-sharing responsibility.
  • Offer extra health and wellness benefits such as vision, dental, hearing, fitness, and more.
  • PPO SNP provides the freedom to see doctors, hospitals, and providers outside of the plan's network.

SNP requirements will apply to this plan

Blue Cross Medicare Advantage (PPO) SM Plans – plan options that offer more flexibility

  • Offer a suite of PPO options
  • Keep your costs lower when you use in-network providers
  • Provide the freedom to see doctors, hospitals and providers outside of the plan's network, no referrals needed, but you may pay higher copays and coinsurance
  • Offer extra health and wellness benefits such as vision, dental, hearing, fitness and more
  • New open-access plan allows flexibility to see doctors, hospitals, and providers inside or outside of the plan's network with no copays or coinsurance for medical services
  • Include drug coverage
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Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans help offer protection from the out-of-pockets costs not covered by Original Medicare.

With Original Medicare, your copays, deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs can really add up. Our Medicare Supplement Insurance plans can help fill the gaps that Original Medicare does not cover, while giving you the freedom to see any doctor and use any hospital that accepts Medicare, nationwide.

Extra Health and Wellness Benefits*

Blue Medicare SupplementSM Insurance plans offer benefits above and beyond standard insurance benefits. Here are some of the extra health and wellness programs that may be offered with our plans.

  • Hearing coverage
  • Access to 24/7 Nurseline
  • Telehealth if your provider offers it

    * Not all benefits are available on all Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans. Extra Health and Wellness Benefits are not a part of the policy, may be discontinued at any time and may be subject to geographic availability.

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Prescription Drug Coverage

Original Medicare and Medicare Supplement plans do not include prescription drug coverage. For this important coverage, Medicare works with insurance carriers to offer Part D, which is a standalone prescription drug plan.

Whether you have many prescriptions or just a few, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico offers Part D prescription drug plans that work for your budget. We have a variety of plans to fit different prescription drug needs, all with large nationwide pharmacy networks.

IMPORTANT: If you are eligible for a Retiree Group Medicare plan, some of this information may not apply to you. Please ask your employer or benefit administrator about your Medicare options, eligibility and enrollment information.

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Questions? Let us help.

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