PARKERSBURG – Highmark’s Medicare coverage options get better every year, and 2022 will be no different. From new products with reduced premiums and co-payments to innovative new benefits, consumers will find a lot to love with Highmark coverage.
“Every year, we listen to the feedback of our customers in order to continue to improve our health insurance plans”, said Alexis Miller, Market President, Federal Markets at Highmark. “Highmark prioritizes making healthcare more affordable and making access to care easier by introducing new plan options, adding new benefits and reducing monthly premiums.”
In addition to making product improvements, Highmark is adding many new tools to help with chronic disease management.
“Over the past 18 months we have all been reminded of how important it is to take care of each other and protect our health. said James L. Fawcett, market president, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia. “With that in mind, we sent COVID care packages to our Medicare members last year. Now we are introducing a brand new $ 0 Medicare Advantage plan for 2022 and adding new programs and benefits, such as lower cost diabetic supplies and tools to help our members manage chronic disease. “
As an extension of Highmark’s commitment to members, Medicare Advantage plans now include $ 0 diabetes screening supplies, which will help members with diabetes manage their disease more affordably. In addition, Highmark offers the enhanced Onduo Diabetes Management Program on all fronts. This innovative program is designed to help members manage their type 2 diabetes with personalized tools and expert advice, in coordination with their physician.
Highmark also offers the PAPA Pals program to address social isolation. The PAPA Pals program provides skilled help with home visits, short-distance trips for errands and appointments, and companionship with social activities such as health club visits, walking or gardening. PAPA Pals is available with select Highmark products in West Virginia.
Highmark’s latest $ 0 premium plan, Freedom Blue PPO Signature, offers a $ 0 PCP co-payment, affordable access to specialists and hospitals, as well as many additional benefits, such as a full dental benefit that covers health benefits. crowns, root canals, etc. All of these benefits are available through an extensive network of physicians in West Virginia, as well as networked access to BCBSA networks across the country. Offering to Berkeley, Braxton, Brooke, Doddridge, Harrison, Jefferson, Lewis, Marion, Marshall, Monongalia, Ohio, Ritchie, Taylor, Tyler, Upshur, Wetzel, Wirt, Wood, Cabell, Jackson, Lincoln, Mason, Putnam and Wayne counties .
The enhanced Freedom Blue PPO Distinct plan provides lower cost access to specialists and prescriptions, as well as a full dental allowance. The senior savings model of this plan includes a 31-day supply of insulin for a co-payment of $ 35. Other valuable features of this plan include our post-discharge meal delivery service to help members recover from critical illness, as well as the PAPA Pals program. And, this plan has access to a large network in West Virginia and network access to Blue Cross Blue Shield’s national network of doctors and hospitals.
The Freedom Blue PPO Standard plan continues to offer the same benefits for a lower premium. It also includes the senior savings model as well as useful features to help members recover from critical illness, such as our post-leave meal delivery service. And this year, the plan includes PAPA Pals.
Other Highmark 2022 product offerings for those eligible for Medicare include:
Highmark offers a wide range of complementary Medigap Blue products to ensure that everyone can find the Highmark Medicare plan that is right for them. Medigap Blue reduces out-of-pocket expenses for members and offers the freedom and flexibility to visit any doctor or hospital in the country that accepts Medicare. In addition, members of the Highmark Medigap Blue plans have exclusive access to the Whole Health Balance program, which provides additional coverage for hearing aids, vision, dental and fitness.
Highmark also offers stand-alone Blue Rx PDP prescription drug plans.
Detailed descriptions of all Highmark Medicare Advantage plans, including network and prices, are available on Shop.