RICHARDSON, Texas — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) is enhancing its 2024 Medicare Advantage coverage in Texas, expanding its service area to reach 6.3 million Medicare-eligible Texans in 225 of 254 counties during the annual enrollment period that ends Dec. 7. The BCBSTX Medicare Advantage network expansion includes 80 additional counties.
The BCBSTX plans will offer significant benefits including reduced costs, broader network access, improved drug affordability and comprehensive supplementary benefits like dental, vision and hearing. With greater flexibility and a wider range of options, BCBSTX’s service area expansion will reach 6.3 million Medicare-eligible Texans in 225 of 254 counties next year.
The plan enhancements provide access to nearly 30,000 primary care providers, 148,000 specialists and 4,600 hospitals and care facilities. They also include access to one of Texas' largest dental networks, with more than 85,100 providers.
“Our product portfolio offers an increased range of affordable options and new opportunities to get even more from Medicare,” said Dr. Mark Chassay, Chief Medical Officer at BCBSTX. “During this annual enrollment period, our primary commitment is to provide customized coverage that suits each member's unique needs.”
Among the new plan features:
The BCBSTX 2024 Medicare product portfolio also offers shoppers an increased range of affordable options and new opportunities to get even more from Medicare. For instance:
Dr. Mark Chassay said BCBSTX can assist Texans in selecting a plan that efficiently manages health care costs and simplifies their journey through the health care system. BCBSTX’s vast network of providers, includes doctors, hospitals, and skilled nursing facilities, ensuring member access to covered services.
For more information and a complete list of the 2024 BCBSTX Medicare plan features, visit www.getbluetx.com/medicare.
The Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan annual enrollment period for 2024 ends December 7. For additional information, visit medicare.gov.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) — the only statewide, customer-owned health insurer in Texas — is the largest provider of health benefits in the state, working with more than 140,000 physicians and health care practitioners, and 520 hospitals to serve more than 7 million members in all 254 counties. BCBSTX is a Division of Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) (which operates Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Texas, Illinois, Montana, Oklahoma and New Mexico). Health Care Service Corporation is a Mutual Legal Reserve Company and an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
Medicare Advantage plans provided by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, which refers to HCSC Insurance Services Company (HISC) (HMO, PPO and HMO Special Needs Plans), and also to GHS Insurance Company (GHSIC) (HMO and PPO plans). HMO and PPO employer/union group plans provided by Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company (HCSC). HCSC, HISC and GHSIC are Independent Licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. HCSC, HISC, and GHSIC are Medicare Advantage organizations with a Medicare contract. GHSIC is a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract and a contract with the Texas Medicaid program. Enrollment in these plans depends on contract renewal.
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