Group BlueCHiP for Medicare

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Allow your employees to continue their Blue Cross coverage into retirement. Group BlueCHiP for Medicare offers three options in place of Original Medicare. (Retirees must still be enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B.) BlueCHiP for Medicare plans offer the advantage of predictable copayments for office visits, worldwide emergency coverage, and the Living Fit fitness benefit. All plan options include Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage.

See the Plan Highlights Brochure to compare the retiree group plan options that are available.

Plan Options

BlueCHiP for Medicare Group Plus
Includes coverage for prescriptions drugs, preventive dental care, and limited eyewear.

BlueCHiP for Medicare Group Plus - 2014 Summary of Benefits
BlueCHiP for Medicare Group Plus - 2014 Evidence of Coverage

BlueCHiP for Medicare Group Preferred
Same as Group Plus with coverage for preventive and restorative dental services, some coverage for hearing aids, and a travel benefit. Also includes coverage for generic drugs through the coverage gap.

BlueCHiP for Medicare Group Preferred - 2014 Summary of Benefits
BlueCHiP for Medicare Group Preferred - 2014 Evidence of Coverage

BlueCHiP for Medicare Group Preferred Unlimited
Our most comprehensive plan, with prescription drug coverage through the coverage gap as well as coverage for preventive and restorative dental services, some coverage for hearing aids, eyewear, and a travel benefit. (Groups must have at least 10 eligible retirees to offer Group Preferred Unlimited.)

BlueCHiP for Medicare Group Preferred Unlimited - 2014 Summary of Benefits
BlueCHiP for Medicare Group Preferred Unlimited - 2014 Evidence of Coverage

Application Instructions
To enroll, use the Member Application for retiree group plans.

Your Part D Coverage
Catamaran is BlueCHiP for Medicare’s pharmacy benefits manager and has contracts with pharmacies that equal or exceed CMS access requirements for pharmacy access in your area. The BlueCHiP for Medicare pharmacy network includes more than 65,000 pharmacies.

Find a local network pharmacy:
Pharmacy Directory (PDF 446KB)

Traveling or need to find a pharmacy out of state? Find a pharmacy anywhere in the country with this tool:
Pharmacy Locator Tool

Get the Convenience of Mail Order!
Use our mail service pharmacy and receive a three-month supply of your medication at a lower overall copayment than if you purchased three one-month supplies at a retail pharmacy—and enjoy the convenience of delivery right to your home or vacation spot!

What’s Covered
Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Coverage
This plan covers Medicare Part D prescription drugs.

Formulary
Drugs covered by Group BlueCHiP for Medicare:

2014 Group Formulary

Upcoming Formulary Changes

Prior Authorization Criteria

Part B vs. Part D Prior Authorization Criteria

Step Therapy Criteria

Quantity Limits

Additional pharmacy resources:

*The description provided above is only a summary of benefits provided by the plan. Other exceptions, reductions and limitations may also apply to your benefits. For complete benefit details please see the subscriber agreement for the plan.