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Pharmacy Choice - Pharmaceutical News - Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Adding Plan G to Medicare Supplement Portfolio in Missouri - October 19, 2017

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 3/20/17 - Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Adding Plan G to Medicare Supplement Portfolio in Missouri

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest 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 (see also Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri).

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 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 Shield Association. View source version on

Keywords for this news article include: Medicare, Health Policy, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri.

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