Group Platinum Blue (Cost)

With a variety of Group Platinum Blue plans, you’ll be able to select the right balance of coverage and costs for your organization.

When you choose Group Platinum Blue from Blue Cross, you don’t just give your retirees great coverage, you give them support to improve their health. Our three plan designs offer you the opportunity to balance your expenses in a way that meets your budget and takes good care of your employees.  And all plan options include the following features:

Medical coverage worldwide

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.

Preventive care

All plan options include coverage for various routine services and screenings.

Annual limits

All plan options provide the protection of an annual out-of-pocket maximum on how much members pay. Expenses incurred under the travel benefit are also applied to this maximum.

24-Hour Nurse Advice Line

Friendly, knowledgeable nurses are available seven days a week.

Health Guides

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 and BlueCrossMN smartphone app.
This personalized 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
• Track the status of their recent claims
• Compare provider cost and quality information
• Access health and wellness resources

The recently released BlueCrossMN smartphone app gives members access to their health plan information in the palm of their hand.

Stop-Smoking Support

Trained phone counselors and support materials can help members quit.

Vision and hearing discounts

Members can save on eyewear and hearing aids.

Silver&Fit® Exercise and Healthy Aging Program

Members have access to fitness equipment, classes and health tools or home fitness kits geared to older adults.

Weight Watchers® Discounts

 

Complementary care discounts

Members can find savings on acupuncture, massage, and health and wellness products.
 

Add prescription drug coverage for a complete health care offering
Pair any of the Group Platinum Blue plan options with Group MedicareBlue Rx for a complete solution.

Learn more
To find out more about Group Platinum Blue, talk with your Blue Cross account representative or ask your agent/broker to contact Blue Cross to discuss your needs.

Download more informationGroup Medicare Platinum Blue 2014 brochure (PDF)

2014 Annual Notice of Changes - Group Platinum Blue Plan A

2014 Annual Notice of Changes - Group Platinum Blue Plan B

2014 Annual Notice of Changes - Group Platinum Blue Plan C

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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. The Silver&Fit program is a product of American Specialty Health Fitness, Inc., a subsidiary of American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH), an independent company providing personal health and wellness programs. Silver&Fit is a federally registered trademark of ASH and used with permission herein.

Last updated 02/10/2014

H2461_020614_N05Internal Approved 02/10/2014

S5743_122713_GK01_MN Internal Approved 01/13/2014