How to Get the Most Out of your Medicare Advantage Plan

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Welcome to Medicare Advantage!  We’re glad you’re a Blue Cross Medicare Advantage member.

Here are three steps you can take now to get the most out of your health care plan:

  1. Schedule your Annual Wellness Visit–With no copay and no cost to you, the Annual Wellness Visit is a great way to take charge of your health, ask questions and get tips from your doctor. Make sure to bring along your Annual Wellness Visit Checklist. You and your doctor can use this tool as a guide during your visit.
  2. Join the Rewards and Incentives Program*– As a Blue Cross Medicare AdvantageSM member, you may be able to earn a gift card when you get your Annual Wellness Visit, get a flu shot, and complete other healthy actions. You can start participating today after an easy registration  .
  3. Signup for SilverSneakers® – SilverSneakers® is a fun, energizing well-being program that helps active adults take greater control of their health through physical activity, education and social interaction. Offered as a benefit to Medicare-eligible members of participating health plans.

Have a few more minutes? Here are three more tools available to you as a Medicare Advantage member:

  1. Call the 24/7 Nurseline– Feeling under the weather? Our nurses can answer your health questions. They can also help you decide if you should go to an urgent care center, the emergency room, or doctor’s office. Plus, when you call, you can access an audio library of more than 1,000 health topics – from allergies to surgeries – with more than 500 topics available in Spanish.
  2. Use the 2019 Drug Finder Tool or your plan’s 2019 Drug Formulary - We’ve made access to information about your 2019 Blue Cross Medicare Advantage prescription drug coverage easier. Each resource allows you to access your plans full list of covered drugs. You also can access your plan’s 2019 Pharmacy Directory to find an in-network or preferred pharmacy near you.
  3. Join Blue Access for Members (BAM) –BAM is your one-stop online source for your plan details, claim status and benefits. You also will find health and wellness tools. Sign up online using your member number found on your member ID card.

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* The Healthy Activity Portal is a website owned and operated by HealthMine, Inc., an independent company that provides digital health and personal clinical engagement tools and services for Blue Cross Medicare Advantage members. Registration is required to participate. Visit www.BlueRewardsTX.com  to register and see what Heathy Actions earn rewards. Maximum annual rewards of $100 in gift cards. One reward per healthy action per year. Healthy action dates of service must be in the current Plan year.  Healthy Actions that earn rewards are subject to change.

SilverSneakers® is a wellness program owned and operated by Tivity Health, Inc., an independent company.
Tivity Health and SilverSneakers® are registered trademarks or trademarks of Tivity Health, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries.

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Last Updated 1/1/2019

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