Members Share Why a Medicare Advantage Plan Was the Right Choice for Peace of Mind

Members Share Why a Medicare Advantage Plan Was the Right Choice for Peace of Mind

For many people, navigating the world of Medicare is full of confusion, stress and uncertainty. There are hard-to-understand terms, multiple plan options and enrollment deadlines to remember. Finding your right fit with Medicare is an important step to ensure you are covered for all of your specific needs. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network Medicare Advantage plans offer comprehensive coverage across a wide variety of plan options so you can pick the plan that best meets your needs. Blue Cross prides itself on providing superior service, access to many doctors and hospitals throughout the state and extended coverage out of state through the Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Card network.

Hear what our Medicare Advantage members have to say about their experiences working with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network:

“My husband and I are regularly reminded to get our routine checkups and are informed about the various programs that are available to us,” says Jean Williams, who is a member of a Blue Care Network Medicare Advantage plan. “I also like the automatic reminders we get to refill our prescriptions. The people we’ve been in touch with for our plan have all been eager to help us.”

Barry Davenport, a Medicare Advantage Plus Blue plan member, appreciates how easy it is to get answers to his questions. “Just this morning I asked a representative about retiring out of state and how that would affect my coverage,” he says. “I got an answer right away, which means that pressure has been lifted from my shoulders.”

Richard Smart, a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Medicare Advantage PPO member, has been able to focus his attention on treating his medical issues without having to worry about whether or not he would be covered. “I’ve been a member of the Medicare Advantage PPO plan [for years] and whenever I need services, they’re there for me,” he says. “I’ve had major surgery here in Michigan and my wife had a health emergency while we were traveling in Arizona—they took care of everything.”

Blue Cross’ customer service representatives and agents work diligently to ease the stress of choosing a Medicare plan. In addition to a friendly voice at the end of a line or in a walk-in center, Blue Cross offers member educational events and health management programs as well as other resources so members can better manage their health and be proactive about wellness. Blue Cross member’s needs and wants are diverse, so that’s why Blue Cross has the largest selection of Medicare Advantage plans in Michigan, to meet the needs of beneficiaries throughout the state. For more information on Medicare Advantage plans, please visit the Blue Cross site to learn about the options available.

This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. [Benefits, premiums and/or co-payments/co-insurance] may change on January 1 of each year. Medicare Plus BlueSM, BCN AdvantageSM and Prescription BlueSM are PPO, HMO, HMO-POS and PDP plans with Medicare contracts. Enrollment in Medicare Plus Blue, BCN Advantage and Prescription Blue depends on contract renewal.

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