Blue Medicare Access Value Overview
Blue Medicare Access Value for Shelby County, Ohio, by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, is a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Medicare Advantage plan for seniors on Medicare. PPO health insurance allows you to choose your own primary care doctor, specialists and other healthcare providers. If you're on a budget you can lower your out-of-pocket costs by using the plan's provider network.
The monthly premium on this PPO plan is $70.00. Plus, co-payments and/or co-insurances also apply to most of the healthcare services you use. However, unlike traditional Medicare your out-of-pocket expenses are capped. As a result, you won't be vulnerable to excessive medical bills due to an accident or a critical illness.
Blue Medicare Access Value Quality Rating
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reviews and rates the quality of all Medicare Advantage plans. The 1 (worst) to 5 (best) star ratings assist people considering plans and offer an unbiased measure of quality.
The CMS has awarded Blue Medicare Access Value Average as compared to all others (as of 15 October, 2013).out of 5 stars. That means Medicare deems this plan
Blue Medicare Access Value Out-of-Pocket Expenses
By law, Medicare Advantage plans have an out-of-pocket limit of $6,700 per year. That said, plans can offer an out-of-pocket maximum as low as $3,400 per year. This plan's out-of-pocket spending limit is $6,000 per year. This amount is not inclusive of your monthly premium or the cost of your prescriptions. It's only what you pay when you receive heathcare services.
What this means to you is that you will no longer make co-payments or co-insurance payments when your out-of-pocket spending reaches $6,000. This is your safety net in the event of a critical illness or a serious accident. It protects you from serious financial liability and it should be carefully considered along with the premium and the co-payments.When comparing Blue Medicare Access Value with traditional Medicare benefits, don't forget that you pay about twenty percent of all healthcare expenses covered by Part A and Part B, but there is no out-of-pocket limit. In other words, you have a lot of risk unless you get a Medigap policy to cover the gaps.
Compare Medicare Health Insurance Plans
Make sure you get the best health insurance for your unique situation. Compare Blue Medicare Access Value with these Medicare Advantage plans:
- HumanaChoice H6609-081
- Anthem Senior Advantage Plus
- Blue Medicare Access Classic
- HumanaChoice R5826-007 P
- HumanaChoice R5826-021 P
Blue Medicare Access Value is available in the following Ohio cities: Anna, Botkins, Houston, Jackson Center, Kettlersville, Maplewood, Pemberton, Port Jefferson, Russia, Sidney, Fort Loramie, and all other areas of Shelby County.
CMS File Date: January 14, 2014.
This Medicare health insurance catalog is maintained by 7/17/2014.and was last updated on