PARKERSBURG — Highmark’s Medicare protection choices hold getting higher yr after yr, and 2022 will probably be no completely different. From new merchandise to decrease premiums and copays to progressive new advantages, customers will discover quite a bit to love with Highmark protection.
“Yearly, we hearken to our prospects’ suggestions so we are able to hold enhancing our Medicare plans,” mentioned Alexis Miller, Market President, Federal Markets at Highmark. “Highmark prioritizes making healthcare extra reasonably priced and making care simpler to entry by introducing new plan choices, including new advantages, and decreasing month-to-month premiums.”
Along with making product enhancements, Highmark is including many new instruments to assist make it simpler to handle power situations.
“Over the past 18 months, we’ve all been reminded of how essential it’s to maintain one another and defend our well being,” mentioned James L. Fawcett, market president, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Protect West Virginia. “In that spirit, we despatched COVID care packages to our Medicare members final yr. Now, we’re introducing a brand-new $0 premium Medicare Benefit plan for 2022 and we’re including new packages and advantages like decrease value diabetic provides and instruments targeted on serving to our members handle power situations.”
As an extension of Highmark’s dedication to members, Medicare Benefit plans now embrace $0 diabetic testing provides, which can assist members with diabetes to handle their situation extra affordably. As well as, Highmark is providing the Onduo enhanced diabetes administration program on all plans. This progressive program is designed to assist members handle their Sort 2 diabetes with personalised instruments and skilled steerage, in coordination with their doctor.
Highmark is also providing the PAPA Friends program to fight social isolation. The PAPA Friends program supplies a professional helper for dwelling visits, quick distance journey for errands and appointments, and companionship for social actions equivalent to well being membership visits, strolling or gardening. PAPA Friends is obtainable with some Highmark merchandise in West Virginia.
Highmark’s latest $0 premium plan, Freedom Blue PPO Signature, affords $0 PCP copays, reasonably priced entry to specialists and hospitals, and many supplemental advantages like an allowance for complete dental that covers crowns, root canals, and extra. All of those advantages can be found throughout a broad community of docs in West Virginia, plus in-network entry to BCBSA networks throughout the nation. Providing in Berkeley, Braxton, Brooke, Doddridge, Harrison, Jefferson, Lewis, Marion, Marshall, Monongalia, Ohio, Ritchie, Taylor, Tyler, Upshur, Wetzel, Wirt, Wooden, Cabell, Jackson, Lincoln, Mason, Putnam, and Wayne counties.
The improved Freedom Blue PPO Distinct plan supplies decrease value entry to specialists and prescriptions, plus a complete dental allowance. The Senior Financial savings Mannequin on this plan features a 31-day provide of insulin for a $35 copay. Different invaluable options on this plan embrace our post-discharge meal supply service to assist members recuperate from severe sickness, plus the PAPA Friends program. And, this plan has entry to a broad community in West Virginia and in-network entry to Blue Cross Blue Protect’s nationwide community of docs and hospitals.
The Freedom Blue PPO Customary plan continues to supply the identical nice advantages for a decrease premium. It additionally consists of the Senior Financial savings Mannequin plus invaluable options to assist members recuperate from severe sickness, like our post-discharge meal supply service. And this yr, the plan consists of PAPA Friends.
Further 2022 Highmark product choices for Medicare-eligible people embrace:
Highmark affords a variety of Medigap Blue supplemental merchandise to make sure that everybody can discover the fitting Highmark Medicare plan for them. Medigap Blue lowers members’ out of pocket prices and affords the liberty and adaptability to see any physician or hospital within the nation that accepts Medicare. Moreover, members of Highmark Medigap Blue plans have unique entry to the Entire Well being Stability program, which supplies further protection for listening to aids, imaginative and prescient, dental and health.
Highmark additionally affords standalone Blue Rx PDP prescription drug plans.
Detailed descriptions of all Highmark Medicare Benefit plans, together with community and pricing can be found at Store.