Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Arizona Expands Medicare Product Choices For Annual Open Enrollment Period

PHOENIX, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) is now offering Arizona seniors new Medicare Advantage health plans through its affiliate, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Advantage (BCBSAZ Advantage) during the upcoming open enrollment season.

In addition to the Medicare Advantage plans available from BCBSAZ Advantage in metro Phoenix (Maricopa County and portions of Pinal), BCBSAZ will continue to offer six Medicare supplement plans and one prescription drug plan (PDP) statewide. These Medicare solutions are available for seniors enrolled in Medicare and can help cover medical, hospital, and prescription drug expenses that traditional Medicare does not cover.

In an effort to help Arizona's seniors navigate the various Medicare options, BCBSAZ is providing a number of tool and resources to make selecting a health plan easier. An informational video outlining the ABCs of Medicare can be found at www.yourazmedicaresolutions.com.

"Having served Arizonans for more than 73 years as their trusted health insurance advisor, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona continues that commitment to Medicare-eligible seniors as the open enrollment period begins," said Sue Navran, executive vice president of external operations at BCBSAZ. "We're looking to provide easy to understand information, exceptional customer service and the best value health insurance to seniors exploring their Medicare options."

The Medicare annual election period for the 2013 plan year is October 15 through December 7, 2012, with coverage taking effect on January 1, 2013. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona is a Medicare-approved Part D sponsor. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Advantage is a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract. For more information about Medicare plans, call (888) 288-0019, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday - Friday. TTY hearing impaired users, call 711.

Visit us online at www.yourazmedicaresolutions.com.

About Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ), an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, is the largest Arizona-based health insurance company. The not-for-profit company was founded in 1939 and provides health insurance products, services or networks to 1.2 million individuals. With offices in Phoenix, Flagstaff, Tucson and the East Valley, the company employs more than 1,300 Arizonans.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Advantage is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

SOURCE Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona




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