Snowbird Travel Program: Medicare Coverage that Flies South With You

Snowbird Travel Program: Medicare Coverage that Flies South With You

For Medicare members who migrate to warmer and sunnier climates to escape the cold Michigan winters, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has you covered. Our Medicare Advantage plans are designed to meet the needs of travelers, and we have developed a custom program with snowbirds in mind.

Michigan-based Medicare members who also spend part of the year in Arizona or Florida may qualify for our Snowbird travel program. The goal? Give our members peace of mind no matter where they go.

Program Benefits Include:

Advice line

We have a dedicated phone line to answer your most immediate health and medical questions, as well as assist you in finding local providers and urgent care centers. We’ll also help coordinate your care with your Michigan-based primary care physician during your period of travel. This is part of our commitment to provide you comprehensive medical coverage while helping you avoid unexpected costs. With just a phone call, Blue Cross will coordinate your medical needs past the Michigan state line.

Access to Educational Materials

We’ll make sure you’re fully prepared for the trip ahead by outfitting you with helpful resources and information, including a “What to Consider when Traveling” checklist, fully equipped with pretravel recommendations, such as:

  • Scheduling routine care
  • Alerting your care manager of your travel dates
  • Making a list of your current medications to have on hand
  • Ensuring you’ve packed all necessary medical devices and equipment

Blue Cross Online Visits℠ & the Blue Cross Mobile App

Our plans include online doctor visits for medical needs that aren’t emergencies, which is a convenient option when you’re away from home and need care. You can also use the Blue Cross mobile app, which allows you to see all your benefits at a glance and your out-of-pocket costs, and works in place of your plastic ID card. It can even show you comparison costs for prescription drugs.

phone For more information call 1-800-943-9744 (TTY:711).

Not yet a Blue Cross Medicare Member? Visit for more information or call 1-833-588-8510 (TTY:711) to speak directly with a health plan advisor.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network comply with applicable federal civil rights laws and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

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