RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Certain Virginia residents are now eligible to receive a $15 per month discount for the first year they are enrolled in an Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicare Supplement Plan F for a total discount of $180 for the first year enrolled. The discount is available to those who are 65 or older, within six months of their Part B effective date and have a coverage effective date starting July 1, 2016, or later.
Medicare Supplement plans are sold by private companies to cover costs Original Medicare doesn’t, such as copayments, coinsurance and deductibles. They require participation in Medicare Parts A and B and a separate premium.
“We’re pleased to offer this discount on Plan F, which is one of our most popular Medicare Supplement plans,” said John Caby, president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s Medicare east region. “Like all Medicare Supplement plans, it provides predictable costs and the freedom to visit any Medicare-approved doctor or hospital with no referrals or network restrictions.”
In addition to the first-year discount, members can also save each year if they pay their annual premium up front, have another household member on an Anthem Medicare Supplement plan or if they sign up to pay their premiums electronically. Drug, dental, vision and other benefits are available to accompany the plan for additional costs. Medicare Supplement plans provide guaranteed coverage for life as long as the member pays premiums on time and provides accurate information at the time of application.
For more information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s Medicare Supplement plans, including Plan F with the discount, and additional benefits, call agent services at (800) 633-4368 or visit www.anthem.com/medicare.
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