Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota offers a variety of fully insured Medicare Cost plan options. With Group Platinum BlueSM, a Medicare-approved Cost plan, you can choose from three plan options. Each option gives your retirees solid, dependable health care coverage and helps your organization control health care expenses.
When you choose a Group Platinum Blue plan, your retirees enjoy these plan features:
Medical coverage when and where your retirees need it
Members can travel throughout the United States for up to nine months and receive plan benefits from any provider that accepts Medicare. No referrals needed. Members will pay the same cost sharing for medical services that they would normally pay at network providers in Minnesota. Members are also covered for emergency care worldwide.
All plan options provide the protection of an annual out-of-pocket maximum on how much your retirees pay. Expenses members incur under the travel benefit are also applied to this maximum.
All plan options include coverage for various routine services and screenings to help keep your retirees healthy.
24-Hour Nurse Advice Line
Friendly, knowledgeable nurses are available seven days a week.
The SilverSneakers® Fitness Program
Group Platinum Blue members can participate in the SilverSneakers Fitness Program at no additional cost. SilverSneakers members receive free access to amenities such as treadmills, weights, a heated pool and fitness classes that are included with a basic fitness membership. Members can also participate in health education seminars and fun social events with others who share their interest in a healthy lifestyle. Plus, once members are enrolled in SilverSneakers, they can use any participating location across the nation.
Additional plan features
Your retirees will receive these additional services and discounts to help support their health:
Members can take advantage of this proven, successful program. Trained phone counselors and support materials can help members quit.
Vision and hearing discounts
Members can save on eyewear and hearing aids.
When members have questions about their benefits, finding a provider or choosing the right type of care, our specially trained Health Guides will help.
myBlueCross online member center
The myBlueCross online member center has tools and information to help members manage their health and health plan. By signing in to this secure site, members can search for a doctor, see the status of their recent claims, compare provider cost and quality information, and much more.
Online health and wellness resources
Members will find health calculators, quizzes, exclusive articles and other helpful information online.
Add prescription drug coverage for a complete health care offering
Include Group MedicareBlue(SM) Rx (PDP), a stand-alone prescription drug plan with a Medicare contract, with any of the Group Platinum Blue plan options for a complete solution. Or, you can offer Group MedicareBlue Rx as stand-alone prescription drug coverage. Your retirees can live anywhere in the United States and have their prescriptions filled at more than 63,000 participating pharmacies.
How to learn more
To find out more about Group Platinum Blue, talk with your Blue Cross licensed Medicare consultant or ask your agent/broker to contact Blue Cross to discuss your needs.
You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium. Limitations, copayments and restrictions may apply. Benefits, premiums and/or copayments/coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year. The benefit information provided is a brief summary not a complete description of benefits. For more information contact the plan.
Platinum Blue and MedicareBlue are service marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. SilverSneakers® is a registered mark of Healthways, Inc. an independent company that provides fitness benefits.