Highmark announces 2018 Medicare plans for Erie

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield announced today a wide range Medicare Advantage health plans for Medicare-eligible individuals to choose from during the 2018 annual election period which begins October 15 and runs through December 7, 2017.

Depending on the plan, their network in Northwestern Pennsylvania includes Allegheny Health Network (AHN) St. Vincent, UMPC Hamot, Millcreek Community Hospital and local partner hospitals.

Available are routine dental cleanings every six months, routine vision care, free Silver Sneakers gym memberships, routine chiropractic treatment and hearing aids. Annual wellness exams and preventive health screenings are also included. Consumers can read more about zero-premium plans on the Highmark Health Blog  https://blog.highmarkhealth.org/0-monthly-premium-medicare-advantage-plans/.

Community Blue Medicare PPO is Highmark’s new product offering for 2018. Community Blue Medicare PPO offers the same benefits and uses a similar high-value network as Community Blue Medicare HMO plans with the additional freedom to travel across the United States and find in-network coverage. Detailed descriptions all Highmark Medicare Advantage plans are available at Shop.Highmark.com/Medicare.

Highmark’s Medicare Preferred Value Network for Pharmacy welcomes Giant Eagle as a participating pharmacy, joining Rite Aid, Wal-Mart, and Walgreen’s among others. Members who choose to fill their prescriptions at participating pharmacies will save money on prescription co-pays and coinsurance, including a zero dollar co-pay for tier one, preferred generic drugs.

Highmark’s Security Blue HMOs, Freedom Blue PPOs, BlueRx PDP standalone prescription drug plans, and Medigap Blue Medicare Supplement Plans round out Highmark’s Medicare product offerings for 2018. Medigap Blue members have access to any local hospital in Pennsylvania and any physician of their choice.

For more information on these Medicare plans, please visit https://medicare.highmark.com/#/home.

To see how your plan stacks up, please visit this website at medicarewire.com


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