Medicare Part C is Better Known as Medicare Advantage

Medicare Advantage is also available to you through Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC. With Medicare Advantage plans, the government pays a set fee to your plan for your health care and then your plan pays the doctors and hospitals.

Medicare Advantage Plans include:

  • The same coverages and services as Medicare Parts A and B. Plans also include extra benefits at NO additional cost to the member. Programs such as: up to a 72% discount on hearing aids, Silver&Fit® Fitness Program and Blue365® Discount Program.
  • Part A benefits, including hospital visits, skilled nursing care and home health care.
  • Part B benefits, including doctor visits, outpatient care, screenings, shots, lab tests, etc.
  • Prescription drug coverage (Part D) is included in most Medicare Advantage plans.
  • No waiting periods for pre-existing conditions.

BlueMedicare Offers PPO and HMO plans that provide:

  • Co-pay to doctor / specialist
  • Co-pays to Emergency Room / Urgent Care
  • Prevention Care
  • Outpatient Co-Pays
  • Hospital Care
  • Prescription Drug Coverage

These plans provide out of pocket maximums to protect you from catastrophic situations.  You must also enroll in Medicare Part A & B.  Medicare Part C plans can cost substantially less than Medicare Supplements as well.  Initial enrollment begins 3 months before Medicare Parts A & B are effective and up to 3 months after.

Annual enrollment and the opportunity to make changes to your plan is October 15th through December 7th of each year. Contact a Mair Agency Medicare consultant to determine which products are right for your needs and budget.

Blue to Blue: The Freedom to Change and Save

Blue-to-Blue gives every Blue Cross NC Medicare Advantage member the freedom to switch from their current Medicare Advantage plan to any of our Medicare Supplement plans during the Annual Enrollment Period without having to answer medical questions.