A California-only medicare supplement plan with good perks, but spotty customer service
Blue Shield Medicare supplement plans have been popular in California over the years. The only downside to Blue Shield of California, is it is only offered in California.
Blue Shield offers five Medicare supplement plans that are designed to give you the benefits that matter the most to you. Plan A, F Extra, G, G Extra. N. The plans vary in price, and each health plan offers a different set of benefits.
Blue Shield has joined the growing trend of Medicare supplement carriers of offering a Plan G & F with extra benefits built into the plan, Plan F Extra and Plan G Extra. In addition to a basic gym membership, Blue Shield is including vision insurance, hearing aid benefits, and a personal emergency response medical alert monitoring system that provides access to help 24/7, at the push of a button.
You can save $25 each month on your Medicare Supplement plan rates if you're new to Medicare Part B.
- To qualify, you must be 65 or older, and they must receive your application within six months of the date you enrolled for benefits under Medicare Part B.
- Savings will be effective for the first 12 months of your plan dues. The Welcome to Medicare Rate Savings is available for plans: A, F Extra, G and G Extra.
- If you sign up for Easy$Pay you will save $3 per month. This service automatically transfers your monthly payment from your checking or savings account.
Blue Shield of California was founded in 1939, and his headquartered in San Francisco, California. Their customer service is lacking and at times they are hard to deal with.