WOODLAND HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Anthem Blue Cross has increased its monthly “New to Medicare” discount in California from $15 a month to $20 a month for the first year in which members are enrolled in an Anthem Blue Cross Medicare Supplement Plan F for a total savings of $240 for the year, making it among the lowest introductory rates for this plan in the state. 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 March 1, 2016, or later.
Medicare Supplement plans are sold by private companies to cover certain 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 increase this discount on Plan F, which is one of our most popular Medicare Supplement plans,” said Josh Martin, president of Anthem Blue Cross’ Medicare west 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. And, with this discount, the plan is even more attractive.”
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 through bank draft. 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.
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