Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is Offering a $180 ‘New to Medicare’ Discount on Medicare Supplement Basic Plan in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Certain Wisconsin residents are now eligible to receive a $15 per month
discount for the first year they are enrolled in an Anthem Blue Cross
and Blue Shield Medicare Supplement Basic Plan for a total savings of
$180 for the year. The discount is available to those who are 65 or
older, within six months of their Part B effective date and have a
coverage effective date starting Jan. 1, 2016, or later.

Medicare Supplement plans are sold by private companies to cover costs
Original Medicare doesn’t, such as copayments, coinsurance and
deductibles. They require participation in Medicare Parts A and B and a
separate premium.

“We’re pleased to offer this discount on the Basic Plan,” said David
McNichols, president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s central west
region. “Like all Medicare Supplement plans, it provides predictable
costs and the freedom to visit any Medicare-approved doctor or hospital
with no referrals or network restrictions.”

In addition to the annual discount, members can also save each year if
they pay their annual premium up front, have another household member on
an Anthem Medicare Supplement plan or if they sign up to pay their
premiums electronically. Drug, dental, vision and other benefits are
available to accompany the plan for additional costs. Medicare
Supplement plans provide guaranteed coverage for life as long as the
member pays premiums on time and provides accurate information at the
time of application.

For more information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s Medicare
Supplement plans, including the Basic Plan with the discount, and
additional benefits, call agent services at (888) 209-7839 or visit www.anthem.com/medicare.

About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Blue Cross Blue
Shield of Wisconsin (BCBSWi), which underwrites or administers the PPO
and indemnity policies; Compcare Health Services Insurance Corporation
(Compcare), which underwrites or administers the HMO policies; and
Compcare and BCBSWi collectively, which underwrite or administer the POS
policies. Independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Association. ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance
Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are
registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
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Contacts

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wisconsin
Doug Bennett Jr.,
(502) 889.2103
Doug.BennettJr@anthem.com