MISSOURI, USA — Medicare Open Enrollment may bring up a lot of questions for you, so Martin Esquivel is here to fill us in on some facts. Martin is the VP of Product Management for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
Martin explains that original Medicare, or Medicare Part A and Part B, is Medicare Health Insurance available through the Federal government. Part A helps with items such as hospital costs and Part B helps with items such as Doctor’s office visits and outpatient care.
The Medicare Advantage plan is known as Part C. These are Medicare Health Plans offered by private health companies, such as Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. They also might offer additional benefits such as dental, vision, hearing, and preventative services.
Martin says that many of Anthem’s plans give members the opportunity to choose wellness benefits that meet their healthcare needs through the Essential Extras package. These options address areas such as health and nutrition and allowance for assistive devices.
Consumers enrolled in Anthem’s Medicare Advantage Health Plans have access to Life Health Online at no additional cost. This is a telehealth service that you can access on any device. Many members also have access to Silver Sneakers online fitness and exercise videos.
To learn more call 888-520-0679 or visit anthem.com/apply.
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