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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Announces Flexible, Affordable Blue MedicareRx(SM) Medicare Prescription Drug Plans
Date:11/14/2007

Annual Open Enrollment Period is November 15 - December 31

RICHARDSON, Texas, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas announced today that it will offer three Medicare Part D prescription drug plans with added savings, coverage and convenience for people eligible for Medicare. Medicare beneficiaries in Texas can sign up for or switch Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage during the 2008 annual open enrollment period, which begins November 15 and continues until December 31, 2007.

People eligible for Medicare can select one of three Blue MedicareRx(SM) plans -- Value, Standard and Plus -- to fit their personal needs and budget. Each plan covers more than 2,600 prescription drugs, including eligible generic drugs. With monthly premiums starting at $25.80, Blue MedicareRx plans offer different cost saving options which include no deductible, no co-payment for generic drugs and benefits during the coverage gap. For additional savings, the Standard plan offers eligible generic drugs at no co-pay.

"People eligible for Medicare and their families, should take time during open enrollment to research the best plan that covers their current and future prescription drug needs," said Nancy Donaldson, Vice President of Medicare Contracting & Operations for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. "Our Blue MedicareRx plans offer convenient and cost-saving prescription drug solutions from a company people know and trust."

By enrolling in Blue MedicareRx, individuals will have access to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield nationwide network of more than 56,000 pharmacies which includes major retail pharmacies, such as Walgreens, CVS and Wal-Mart.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas has developed a Decision Guide to help Medicare beneficiaries and their families determine which plan is right for them. By calling 1-888-579-9373 or visiting http://www.bcbstx.com to request a free Blue MedicareRx Decision Guide, people can

-- compare monthly premiums,

-- review a comprehensive formulary and

-- estimate their prescription drug costs.

To enroll or switch to a Blue MedicareRx plan, eligible individuals can simply submit their enrollment to their local authorized Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas agent, visit http://www.bcbstx.com or call 1-888-579-9373 (TTY/TDD users call 1-888-579-9375) 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Monday - Sunday from November 15 until December 31. To research Medicare prescription drug coverage options, visit http://www.medicare.gov or call 1-800-Medicare (1-800-633-4227, TTY/TDD users call 877-486-2048) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas:

(SM) Service Mark of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an Association of Independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas refers to HCSC Insurance Services Company, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company. These companies are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and offer or provide services for Medicare Part D products under HCSC Insurance Services Company's contract S5715 with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Contact: Margaret Jarvis

(972) 766-7165

Margaret_Jarvis@bcbstx.com


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