ST. LOUIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In order to provide individuals eligible for Medicare with a full range
of options for their varying health care needs, Anthem Blue Cross and
Blue Shield (Anthem) is adding Plan G to its Medicare Supplement
portfolio in Missouri. Plan G will be available to those turning age 65
and to those newly eligible for Medicare as of March 1, 2017.
Medicare Supplement insurance plans fill the gaps in Original Medicare,
such as deductibles, coinsurance and copayments. These plans allow
members to visit any Medicare-approved providers or hospitals.
Each Medicare Supplement plan is standardized and represented by a
different letter. Plan G covers most of what’s covered in Plan F. The
primary difference between Plan F and G is Plan G does not cover the
Medicare Part B deductible (which is $183 in 2017). Both plans cover
Medicare Part A (hospital) coinsurance and deductibles and Medicare Part
B (medical) copayments and coinsurance, including Part B excess charges.
In addition to Plans G and F, Anthem offers Medicare Supplement plans N
and A in Missouri.
For all these plans, Anthem offers members discounts for paying
annually, having payments deducted directly, electronically from a bank
account or having more than one member living in the same household.
Most Medicare Supplement members pair their plan with a prescription
drug plan (PDP) to cover their medications.
Anthem also offers Medicare Advantage in Missouri. These plans cover
everything covered by Original Medicare and some extra benefits, but
require members to utilize a network of providers.
For more information about any of Anthem’s Medicare plans in Missouri,
call (855) 866-4236 or visit www.anthem.com/shop.
About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri
In Missouri (excluding 30 counties in the Kansas City area) Anthem Blue
Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name for RightCHOICE® Managed Care,
Inc. (RIT), Healthy Alliance® Life Insurance Company (HALIC), and HMO
Missouri, Inc. RIT and certain affiliates administer non-HMO benefits
underwritten by HALIC and HMO benefits underwritten by HMO Missouri,
Inc. RIT and certain affiliates only provide administrative services for
self-funded plans and do not underwrite benefits. Independent licensees
of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, ®ANTHEM is a registered
trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue
Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross Blue