2020 Medicare Advantage Plan Services for
Anthem MediBlue Access (PPO)
Anthem MediBlue Access (PPO) H8552-029 is a 2020 Medicare Advantage Plan or Medicare Part-C plan by Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Co. available to residents in California. This plan includes additional Medicare prescription drug (Part-D) coverage. The Anthem MediBlue Access (PPO) has a monthly premium of $26.00 and has an in-network Maximum Out-of-Pocket limit of $6,700 (MOOP). This means that if you get sick or need a high cost procedure the co-pays are capped once you pay $6,700 out of pocket. This can be a extremely nice safety net.
Anthem MediBlue Access (PPO) is a Local PPO. A preferred provider organization (PPO) is a Medicare plan that has created contracts with a network of "preferred" providers for you to choose from at reduced rates. You do not need to select a primary care physician and you do not need referrals to see other providers in the network. Offering you a little more flexibility overall. You can get medical attention from a provider outside of the network but you will have to pay the difference between the out-of-network bill and the PPOs discounted rate.
Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Co. works with Medicare to provide significant coverage beyond Part A and Part B benefits. If you decide to sign up for Anthem MediBlue Access (PPO) you still retain Original Medicare. But you will get additional Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Part B (Medical Insurance) coverage from Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Co. and not Original Medicare. With Medicare Advantage Plans you are always covered for urgently needed and emergency care. Plus you receive all of the benefits of Original Medicare from Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Co. except hospice care. Original Medicare still provides you with hospice care even if you sign up for a Medicare Advantage Plan.
2020 Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Co. Medicare Advantage Plan Details
Anthem MediBlue Access (PPO)
|Provider:||Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Co.|
|Monthly Premium C+D:||$26.00|
|Part C Premium:||$0.00|
|Part D (Drug) Premium:||$26.00|
|Part D Supplemental Premium||$0.00|
|Total Part D Premium:||$26.00|
|Tiers with No Deductible:||1|
|Benchmark:||not below the regional benchmark|
|Type of Medicare Health:||Enhanced Alternative|
|Drug Benefit Type:||Enhanced|
Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Co. plan charges a $0.00 Part-C premium. The Part C premium covers Medicare medical, hospital benefits and supplemental benefits if offered. You generally are also responsible for paying the Part B premium.
Part-D Deductible and Premium
Anthem MediBlue Access (PPO) has a monthly drug premium of $26.00 and a $370.00 drug deductible. This Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Co. plan offers a $26.00 Part D Basic Premium that is not below the regional benchmark. This covers the basic prescription benefit only and does not cover enhanced drug benefits such as medical benefits or hospital benefits. The Part D Supplemental Premium is $0.00 this Premium covers any enhanced plan benefits offered by Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Co. above and beyond the standard PDP benefits. This can include additional coverage in the gap, lower co-payments and coverage of non-Part D drugs. The Part D Total Premium is $26.00. The Part D Total Premium is the addition of the supplemental and basic premiums for some plans this amount can be lower due to negative basic or supplemental premiums.
Depending on your income level you may be eligible for full 75%, 50%, 25% premium assistance. The Anthem MediBlue Access (PPO) medicare insurance offers a $0.00 premium obligation if you receive a full low-income subsidy (LIS) assistance. And the payment is $6.50 for 75% low income subsidy $13.00 for 50% and $19.50 for 25%.
|Full LIS Premium:||$0.00|
|75% LIS Premium:||$6.50|
|50% LIS Premium:||$13.00|
|25% LIS Premium:||$19.50|
In 2020 once you and your plan provider have spent $4020 on covered drugs. (combined amount plus your deductible) You will be in the coverage gap. (AKA "donut hole") You will be required to pay 25% for prescription drugs unless your plan offers additional coverage. This Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Co. plan does not offer additional coverage through the gap.
Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Co. Drug Coverage and Formulary
A formulary is divided into tiers or levels of coverage based on the type or usage of your medication or benefit categories, according to drug costs. Each tier will have a defined out-of-pocket cost that you must pay before receiving the drug. You can see complete 2020 Anthem MediBlue Access (PPO) H8552-029 Formulary here.
Ratings for Anthem MediBlue Access (PPO) H8552
|2019 Overall Rating|
|Part C Summary Rating|
|Part D Summary Rating|
|Staying Healthy: Screenings, Tests, Vaccines|
|Managing Chronic (Long Term) Conditions|
|Member Experience with Health Plan|
|Complaints and Changes in Plans Performance|
|Health Plan Customer Service|
|Drug Plan Customer Service|
|Complaints and Changes in the Drug Plan|
|Member Experience with the Drug Plan|
|Drug Safety and Accuracy of Drug Pricing|
Staying Healthy, Screening, Testing, & Vaccines
|Total Preventative Rating|
|Breast Cancer Screening|
|Colorectal Cancer Screening|
|Annual Flu Vaccine|
|Improving Mental Health|
|Monitoring Physical Activity|
|Adult BMI Assessment|
Managing Chronic And Long Term Care for Older Adults
|SNP Care Management|
|Functional Status Assessment|
|Diabetes Care - Eye Exam|
|Diabetes Care - Kidney Disease|
|Diabetes Care - Blood Sugar|
|Reducing Risk of Falling|
|Improving Bladder Control|
|Plan All-Cause Readmissions|
Member Experience with Health Plan
|Total Experience Rating|
|Getting Needed Care|
|Timely Care and Appointments|
|Health Care Quality|
|Rating of Health Plan|
Member Complaints and Changes in Anthem MediBlue Access (PPO) Plans Performance
|Complaints about Health Plan|
|Members Leaving the Plan|
|Health Plan Quality Improvement|
Health Plan Customer Service Rating for Anthem MediBlue Access (PPO)
|Total Customer Service Rating|
|Timely Decisions About Appeals|
|Reviewing Appeals Decisions|
|Call Center, TTY, Foreign Language|
Anthem MediBlue Access (PPO) Drug Plan Customer Service ratings
|Call Center, TTY, Foreign Language|
Ratings For Member Complaints and Changes in the Drug Plans Performance
|Complaints about the Drug Plan|
|Members Choosing to Leave the Plan|
|Drug Plan Quality Improvement|
Member Experience with the Drug Plan
|Rating of Drug Plan|
|Getting Needed Prescription Drugs|
Drug Safety and Accuracy of Drug Pricing
|MPF Price Accuracy|
|Drug Adherence for Diabetes Medications|
|Drug Adherence for Hypertension (RAS antagonists)|
|Drug Adherence for Cholesterol (Statins)|
|MTM Program Completion Rate for CMR|
|Statin with Diabetes|
Coverage Area for Anthem MediBlue Access (PPO)
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Data as of September 4, 2019.
Star Rating as of October 10, 2019.
Plan Services are 2019 information as reference. 2020 information will be added when released.
Notes: Data are subject to change as contracts are finalized. For 2020, enhanced alternative may offer additional cost sharing reductions in the gap on a sub-set of the formulary drugs, beyond the standard Part D benefit. Includes 2020 approved contracts. Employer sponsored 800 series and plans under sanction are excluded.