welcome to medicare!

welcome to Medicare!

Not sure where to start or which options to choose? BlueShield of Northeastern New York is your partner in understanding your health care, and choosing the best Medicare Advantage plan.


how often do you travel?

Choose one to continue.
I travel a lot, or spend a part of the year outside the area.

A PPO plan   would work for you. These plans allow you to receive care from any doctor who accepts Medicare. What you pay when you’re outside the area depends on your plan. With some of our plans, you pay the same as you would if you were in-network.

I travel once in a while, or for short periods of time.

An HMO plan  would work for you. With these plans, you’re covered worldwide for emergencies and nationwide for urgent care, but you need to use doctors or facilities in our network for routine or planned care.

Since you travel infrequently, an HMO Plan would be best for you.


Pay a low premium and have access to a full network of doctors and hospitals. Prescription drug coverage is also included.


your estimated monthly payment:


Senior Blue 650

Get a low monthly premium, out-of-network coverage for certain services, and coverage recognized nationwide.


your estimated monthly payment:


Senior Blue 652

Get lower out-of-pocket costs, and coverage recognized nationwide.


your estimated monthly payment:


Since you travel often, a PPO Plan would be best for you.

Forever Blue Value (PPO)

This plan offers a lower premium and the freedom to see any doctor or hospital that accepts Medicare nationwide.


your estimated monthly payment:


Forever Blue 770 (PPO)

This plan allows you to pay in-network copays with participating doctors or hospitals when you travel.


your estimated monthly payment:


Call today to enroll:

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Feb.15 – Sept. 30 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Monday - Friday



This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits, premiums and/or copayments/coinsurance may change January 1 of each year. The Formulary, pharmacy network, and/or provider network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary. 

Out-of-network/non-contracted providers are under no obligation to treat BlueShield of Northeastern New York members, except in emergency situations. For a decision about whether we will cover an out-of-network service, we encourage you or your provider to ask us for a pre-service organization determination before you receive the service. Please call our customer service number or see your Evidence of Coverage for more information, including the cost-sharing that applies to out-of-network services. 

Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system. Star Ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next.

BlueShield of Northeastern New York is a Medicare Advantage plan with a Medicare contract and enrollment depends on contract renewal.

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Content Last Updated October 1, 2017