Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Medicare Supplement Plan C [Arizona] Review
On this page we explain the benefits offered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Medicare Supplement Plan C and compare it with other plans available in Arizona. Our goal is to help you find the best plan for your needs at the best possible cost.
What is Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Medicare Supplement Plan C?
Medicare Supplement Plan C is one of the most extensive of the ten standardized Medigap plans serviced in Arizona. This Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Medigap Plan C starts at $134.07* per month in Arizona.
Plan C assists with the following gaps in Medicare:
- Medicare Part A hospital coinsurance and hospital costs up to 365 days after Original Medicare benefits are exhausted
- Part A hospice care coinsurance payment or co-payment
- Medicare Part B co-payment or coinsurance payment
- Part B preventive care coinsurance payment
- First three pints of blood for a medical procedure
- Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) care coinsurance
- Medicare Part A deductible costs
- Medicare Part B deductible costs
- Foreign travel emergency coverage (up to plan limits)
Two things go uncovered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona's Plan C supplement. One is Medicare Part B Excess Charges. These are doctor expenses exceeding what Medicare will pay for a service. When excess charges occur they are charged to you. The other exclusion are home recovery costs associated with the recovery process after being an inpatient.
Only Medicare Supplement Plan F offers more coverage. Plan C is close to Plan F in how it fills the gaps on most of Medicare's approved costs. We compared Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona with all other supplemental insurance carriers in Arizona and gave them 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Medicare Supplement Plan C vs. Competition
The following table shows how Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona's Medicare Supplement Plan C stacks up with the competition.
Coverage and Costs
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Medicare Supplement Plan C is comprehensive in its coverage, and it may be a preferable option for those in need of comprehensive coverage. The cost of Plan C varies by insurance carrier, so we recommend that you shop around to find the policy that best fits your budget.
Even though this Plan C is extensive in its coverage, don't over-look what's not covered when you analyze the costs and benefits. If you visit the doctor frequently, Plan F or Plan G may be a better choice.
The chart below explains how this plan covers the portions of Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) that are not paid by Medicare.
The following table details how the plan covers the portions of Medicare Part B (medical insurance) that are not paid by Medicare.
Prescription Drug Coverage
The 10 standardized Medicare Supplements do not cover prescriptions. Add a Medicare Part D Plan (PDP) for prescription coverage. Here are a few plans available to you in Arizona:
|AARP MedicareRx Walgreens||$28.10||$415.00|
|Blue MedicareRx Enhanced||$96.60||$0.00|
|AARP MedicareRx Preferred||$78.50||$0.00|
|Express Scripts Medicare - Saver||$24.00||$415.00|
|Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure||$29.90||$415.00|
|AARP MedicareRx Saver Plus||$32.90||$415.00|
|Humana Walmart Rx Plan||$26.30||$415.00|
|Express Scripts Medicare - Value||$32.20||$415.00|
Foreign Travel Coverage
Medicare does not pay for your healthcare (including emergencies) when you travel outside of the United States of America and its territories. If you travel, be sure to enroll in a plan that will cover you at the level you need.
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Insurance Rating
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona has a No Rating rating from A.M. Best Company, the #1 source for insurance industry rating information. If this was a star rating it would be 4.5 out of 5 stars (No Rating). Use this information as a measure of the financial stability of the insurance carrier when considering Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Medicare Supplement Plan C.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Medicare Supplement Plan C is available to all Arizona Medicare beneficiaries, ages 65 and older, enrolled in Medicare Part B. If you are just turning age 65, you have guaranteed issue rights and cannot be turned down. Plus, this insurance policy cannot be canceled. It will continue to be renewed as long as you pay the premiums on time and make no material misrepresentations.
Medicare Supplement insurance is available from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Peoria, Surprise, Mesa, Tucson, Tempe, Yuma, Avondale, Buckeye, Chandler, Goodyear, Gilbert, Lake Havasu City, Flagstaff, Bullhead City, and most other Arizona cities and locations.
Tips and Disclaimers
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