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Showing posts from November, 2011

Blue Shield CA Continues 'New to Medicare' Supplement Discount

Blue Shield of California currently offers a discount of premium for the first 12 months to those who are turning 65 or otherwise "new to Medicare". The discount is $20.00 per month off of the premium for each of the first 12 months. For those who wish to use the checking deduction payment options (EFT), an additional $2 discount is available.

In addition, Blue Shield CA Medicare Supplement plans include Silver Sneakers at no additional cost.

Blue Shield is planning to continue the discount for those "new to Medicare" into 2012. This discount combined with the free Silver Sneakers benefit makes Blue Shield Medicare Supplements very competitive in California.

For more information, give me a call, e-mail or use the Information Request Form on my web site.

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Anthem Blue Cross CA Discontinues Short-Term Policies

Anthem Blue Cross California will discontinue the sale of short-term health insurance policies effective January 1, 2012. Those on existing short-term policies will be able to continue until their normal end date.

This is no surprise as Anthem removed short-term policy applications from our online agent web sites a few months ago.

You may continue to purchase a short-term policy with Anthem Blue Cross in California until the end of the year.

We are discontinuing new sales for all Short Term policies effective January 1, 2012 for California. Applications will continue to be accepted and processed if we receive them by December 30, 2011 for effective dates on or before December 31, 2011

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