Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Expands $0 Premium Medicare Advantage HMO Plans to Six Colorado Counties

Also Adds Remote Access Technologies with No Copay to all MA Plans

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For this year’s Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP), Anthem Blue Cross
and Blue Shield (Anthem) is expanding its $0 premium Medicare Advantage
(MA) Classic HMO and its $0 premium MA Dual-Eligible Special Needs Plan
(DSNP) HMO to six Colorado counties. The company also is adding the
ability to contact doctors through remote access technologies for the
AEP, which begins Oct. 15 and continues through Dec. 7 and is the one
time each year when most people can switch MA plans.

Both expansion plans feature medical and drug coverage. The traditional
HMO, called Anthem MediBlue Plus (HMO), includes $5 copays at
participating primary care physicians as well as $0 copay for certain
drugs that treat conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and
osteoporosis. The DSNP, called Anthem MediBlue Dual Advantage (HMO
DSNP), coordinates benefits for people eligible for both Medicaid and
Medicare and includes dental, vision and hearing benefits, an
over-the-counter drug benefit, podiatry services at no extra cost,
transportation to medical services and a no-cost fitness benefit.

Both of these plans are being expanded to Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield,
El Paso, Larimer and Pueblo counties. Anthem also continues to offer MA
plans in Denver and Douglas counties.

These plans feature the ability to reach doctors for medical and
behavioral health services through remote access technologies at $0
copay. To access these technologies, participants can visit a
U.S.-based, board certified doctor of their choice on a secure
connection over the Internet via a smart phone, tablet or computer using
LiveHealth Online, a website that allows patients to connect with
doctors 24/7.

“This technology can be a great alternative in a number of situations,
including accessing health care on evenings and weekends, for people
living in rural areas or who travel a lot, and for those with mobility
issues,” said Joshua D. Martin, president of Anthem Medicare’s west

In addition to MA plans, Anthem offers standalone PDP plans in all
Colorado counties. Anthem also offers Medicare Supplement plans all
across the state. These plans help cover costs Original Medicare
doesn’t, such as copayments, coinsurance and deductibles at any doctor
or medical facility that accepts Medicare, generally for a higher
premium than an MAPD. They are generally paired with a PDP.

“We pride ourselves in being one of the nation’s only insurers that can
offer a full continuum of Medicare products, including something for
every budget and lifestyle,” Martin said.

For details about Anthem Medicare plans in your area, call (855)
866-3979 or visit Anthem’s Medicare online store at
Anthem will be holding educational events and home visits throughout AEP.

Anthem is a PPO plan, an HMO plan and a PDP with a Medicare contract.
Enrollment in Anthem depends on contract renewal. 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 Jan. 1
of each year. The formulary, pharmacy network, and/or provider network
may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary.
LiveHealth Online is the trade name of Health Management Corporation, a
separate company, providing remote access technologies on behalf of
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium.

Anthem is a D-SNP plan with a Medicare contract and a contract with
the Colorado Medicaid program. Enrollment in Anthem depends on contract
renewal. This plan is available to anyone who has both Medical
Assistance from the State and Medicare. Premiums, co-pays, co-insurance
and deductibles may vary based on the level of Extra Help you receive.
Please contact the plan for further details.

We do not discriminate, exclude people, or treat them differently on
the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in our
health programs and activities.

Anthem MediBlue Plus (HMO)
Customer Service: 1-888-346-0095

Anthem MediBlue Dual
Advantage (HMO SNP) Customer Service: 1-844-664-7175

Blue MedicareRx Standard (PDP) Customer Service: 1-866-755-2776

Blue MedicareRx Plus (PDP) Customer Service: 1-866-755-2776

Blue MedicareRx Premier (PDP) Customer Service: 1-866-755-2776

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About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Rocky Mountain
Hospital and Medical Service, Inc., an independent licensee of the Blue
Cross 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 and Blue
Shield Association. Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and
Blue Shield in Colorado is available at


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