Call us at 1-800-930-2836 (TTY 711)

Learn About Medicare

Understanding Medicare and your health care coverage options

Medicare is federal health insurance offered primarily to people age 65 and older and disabled individuals under the age of 65. As one of South Carolina's oldest and largest health plan providers, we’re focused on providing personal attention to the people we serve. We can help you navigate through the complexities of your Medicare health care and prescription drug options. Our goal is to help you find the plan that’s right for you.

Let us help you make sense of your choices

We're here to help make learning about your health care options as easy as possible. Everyone is different when it comes to health care and prescription drug coverage, and there's no such thing as "one size fits all." Discover how Medicare works and the Medicare coverage options available from BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.

Let us help you get the coverage you need

As a health solutions company, we've been committed to helping generations of South Carolinians understand their health care coverage options for more than 70 years. We enjoy helping Medicare beneficiaries understand their options and explaining our available products. We'll help you evaluate your choices and explore our plans to see what makes the most sense for your needs.

Let us help you simplify Medicare

If you're going to be 65 soon, or are Medicare-eligible due to a disability, we'll help you make sure you have the right Medicare plan in place and make your health care future more secure.

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Questions about Medicare?

Should you have any questions, just call us toll-free:

1-800-930-2836

(TTY users dial 711)

8 a.m.-8 p.m., ET, every day

Medicare beneficiaries may also enroll in BlueCross Total (PPO), BlueCross Secure (HMO), BlueCross Rx Value (PDP) and BlueCross Rx Plus (PDP) through the CMS Online Enrollment Center at www.medicare.gov.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is a Medicare Advantage PPO and HMO plan with a Medicare contract. BlueCross Rx Value and BlueCross Rx Plus are stand-alone prescription drug plans with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in BlueCross Total, BlueCross Secure, BlueCross Rx Value or BlueCross Rx Plus depends on contract renewal.

You must continue to pay your Part B premium. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits, premiums, copayments or coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year.

Out-of-network/non-contracted providers are under no obligation to treat BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Medicare 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 Customer Service or see your Evidence of Coverage for more information, including the cost-sharing that applies to out-of-network services.

Current members should call Customer Service at 1-855-204-2744 for additional information. (TTY users should call 711). Hours are seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Oct. 1, 2019, to Mar. 31, 2020.  Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. all other times.

If you are not a member, call us at 1-800-930-2836 (TTY users should call 711). We are available for phone calls from October 1 to December 31; you can call us 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week. From January 1 to September 30, we’re here 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Calls to this number are answered by a licensed insurance agent.

BlueCare and Blue Select are not connected with or endorsed by the U.S. Government or the Federal Medicare Program. These policies have limitations and exclusions.

Last Updated Date: 10.1.2018
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