2023 Blue Shield Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage Plans

The 2023 Blue Shield of California Medicare Supplement plans offer a $25 discount per month for the first 12 months for anyone who is new to Medicare (Plan’s G & F Extra).  $300 discount if you are new to Medicare, call today and I’ll give you the rates right over the phone or click the link below to view the rate chart.

Blue Shield now offers 5 Medicare Supplement plans:  Plans A, F extra, G, G Extra and N.  If you are currently enrolled in a Plan F, you can keep your Plan F for as long as you like.  Although they will not be available for new enrollments, moving forward.

Blue Shield Plan F & G “Extra” includes Vision & Hearing coverage

VISION:  (Vision Service Plan (VSP)
1 eye exam every 12 months ($20 copay)
Eyeglass frame every 24 months ($100 allowance
Eyeglass lenses every 12 months ($25 copay) – Single, bifocal, trifocal, Aphakic, lenticular monofocal, or multifocal
Contact lenses every 12 months ($25 copay) – Hard – one pair.  Soft – up to a three- to six-month supply for each eye based on lenses selected.

HEARING Aid Services:  (Epic Hearing Health Care Providers Network)
Hearing aid exam every 12 months. 2 hearing aids per 12 months.
Vista Hearing Aids, models; 610 or 810. Up to two hearing aids per 12 months.
$499 for Vista 610 model and $799 for Vista 810 model.

Over the Counter Items from CVS (available with Plan G Extra & G Inspire:  Eligible over-the-counter (OTC) items are available through the mail-order catalog, OTC Brochure

  • Foreign Travel – $50,000 benefit, plan pays 80% for emergency care only, you pay 20%.
  • SilverSneakers Gym membership.
  • Physician consultation by phone or video through TelaDoc.
  • Over the counter items through CVS – $100 per quarter.
  • Plan G Extra details:  Click Here

$25 per month “discount”

ARE YOU NEW TO MEDICARE?  If so, Blue Shield will discount your Medicare Supplement premium by $25 per month for the first 12 months you are on your Blue Shield Medicare Supplement Plan (Plans F & G ).

Most Popular Medicare Supplement Plans:  F, G, N

  • Plan F = 100% coverage.
  • Plan G = $226 deductible, then 100% coverage.
  • Plan N = $226 deductible, then $20 copay for outpatient visits.
  • All three provide 100% coverage for Inpatient Hospital services.


  • Medicare Supplement Plans
  • Medicare Advantage (Blue Shield 65 Plus)
  • Medicare Part D Rx Prescription Plans

Already have a Medicare Supplement plan with another company?  You can move to Blue Shield without answering any health questions and be approved regardless of your current health status during your birthday month.  You won’t need to worry about additional medical underwriting if you are switching to a Blue Shield Medicare Supplement plan with benefits equal to or less than the benefits you currently have.

If you sign up for Easy$Pay (automatic bank draft) you save $3 per month.  This service automatically pays your monthly payment from your checking or savings account.

Enroll in one of our dental plans at the same time you enroll in your Medicare Supplement plan, and save $3 per month for the first 6 months.

As a non-profit health plan, we’ve put the care of our members before profits for over 75 years. We strive to uphold high standards of ethical business practices in our programs, plans and interactions with everyone we serve.

Silver Sneakers fitness program

The SilverSneakers Fitness program is included at no additional cost with all Blue Shield medicare supplement plans and Medicare Advantage 65 Plus plans. Improve your health and well-being with regular exercise.

2024 Blue Shield Medicare Advantage 65 Plus HMO Plans

$0 premium in most counties, coupled with no cost for office visits and hospitalization.  These Medicare HMO plans include the Medicare Part D Rx plans at no additional cost to you.  Blue Shields Medicare Supplement plans offer you the freedom to choose any doctor, specialist, hospital, or other provider that accepts Medicare.  In other words, you’re not limited to a network!  Medicare Advantage HMO Plans

Over 70 years of serving Californians … As a not-for-profit health plan, Blue Shield of California is guided by its mission and values to provide Californians with access to quality health care coverage at an affordable price.  As fellow Californians, we understand your unique needs and offer several types of health plans designed to meet those needs.

Established in 1939 … We are a time tested financially sound company that you can count on.  In 2010 Blue Shield received “A” financial strength ratings from Standard & Poor’s and AM Best, and covers more than 2 million members with individual and employer group plans throughout California.

Blue Shield offers 5 Medicare Supplement Plans: A, F Extra, G, G Extra and N.  The Plans vary in price and each plan offers a different level of coverage.

Medicare Part D Rx plans You will also need to enroll in a separate Medicare part D Rx plan, which will help you pay for your prescription costs.  A good place to start you search is right here.  Simply email a list of your current medications along with the dosage and frequency.  I’ll enter the information into the Medicare system, to come up with the top 3 plans for your prescription list.  The results will show the best three plans for coverage and cost for your medications.  I will then email the results to you.

Birthday Rule we have what is called the Birthday rule with Medicare Supplement plans.  You are able to switch companies each year on your birthday regardless of your health status.

If you are ever Hospitalized, you need to be aware of the term; Observation Status. This is being admitted into the hospital as outpatient, even if you are there for several days.  This may have expensive consequences.  Click here for more info.

30 Day Free Look period … If you are still not sure if you are going to keep the Blue Shield Medicare Supplement policy, simply cancel within 30 days and receive all of your money back … No questions asked.

Extra’s … NurseLine 24/7 Access our 24 hour nurse-line service either by phone or in a secure online environment for medical questions and concerns.

  • Pre-Surgical Guided Imagery Program.  Helps members prepare and recover from surgery.
  • Health Management Programs: Learn strategies for living with health conditions such as diabetes, congestive heart failure, and arthritis.
  • California Advanced Health care directive: Be prepared and find out more about this important legal document.
  • Routine eye care discounts: Receive a 20% discount on frames and lenses.
  • Also call regarding our Blue Shield Dental PPO Plan.

Dental & Vision Plan Brochure & Application:  Click Here for Info

Hearing Aid Discounts … As a Blue Shield member, you are eligible for a 30% discount on hearing aids purchased from our contracted provider, Newport Audiology.

  • 0% charge for office visit (including hearing-aid evaluation, cleaning and adjustment).
  • 30% discount on hearing aids, which come with; Unlimited adaptation and counseling visits, two year warranty, covering loss and damage, and a two year supply of batteries per hearing aid purchased, and in-office services for the life of the hearing aid.

Vision Care discounts … Blue Shield Medicare Supplement members save 20% on a wide range of products and services, including eyeglass frames, lenses and tints.

Enroll Today  –   please call anytime and I will help you through the enrollment process.  I will make sure the process is quick and accurate.

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Blue Shield Medicare SupplementBlue Shield of California Medicare Supplement plan F Extra is now the most popular Medicare Supplement plan offered to by Blue Shield.  The F Extra is identical to the traditional plan F, but the F Extra includes Vision and Hearing coverage all at a lower monthly premium.  It’s hard to beat.

With a Blue Shield of California Medicare Supplement, we know how important it is to be able to make your own decisions about your health care.  Blue Shield plans offer the freedom to choose any doctor, specialist, hospital or other provider that accepts Medicare.  In other words, you’re not limited to a physician or hospital network.

Plan F Extra is our most popular plan and includes coverage for Medicare Part A and B deductibles, copayments and coinsurance, plus skilled nursing facility care, foreign travel emergencies, 100 percent coverage of Medicare Part B excess charges and more.  Plus Vision & Hearing at no additional cost.

Plan N has the same benefits as Plan D except that with Plan N you would be responsible for paying up to a $20 copayment for office visits and up to a $50 copayment for visits to the emergency room.

Blue Shield Discount:

$25 per Month  –  Are you New to Medicare? Then we want to welcome you. You can save $25 each month on your Medicare Supplement Plan rates if you’re new to Medicare Part B. Blue Shield of California offers a $25 savings1 each month for 12 months on your Medicare Supplement Plan rates.

To qualify, you must be age 65 or older, and Blue Shield must receive your application within six (6) months of the date you first enrolled for benefits under Medicare Part B. Savings will be effective for the first twelve 12 months of your plan dues.

Why Blue Shield …

  • You and your spouse may qualify for additional monthly savings with a two-party policy.
  • You can save $3 per month when you sign up for Easy$Pay, a service that automatically transfers your monthly dues payment from your bank account.
  • Convenient credit card payment is one of your options.
  • Receive an additional $25 discount per month if you are new to Medicare Part B.  Receive the discount for the first 12 months.
  • You can purchase a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan from us also, another convenience that lets you get health coverage and prescription drug coverage from the same company.
  • Our Medicare Supplement plans are “guaranteed renewable,” which means you can count on keeping your coverage.
  • One of our Blue Shield Medicare Supplement plans is likely to be the right plan for you, and it’s from the right company.  After all, we’ve been in the health coverage business for more than 65 years.

Enrolling is a piece of cake … Call or email and I will forward the enrollment form for any of these companies.  I’ll walk you right through it.  Once completed, simply send the application back to me, and I will make sure the process is quick and accurate, with your desired effective date.

If you have any questions regarding the plans or what would be right for you, please feel free to call (916-682-1117) anytime with questions.

John Conner