Navigation Links
BlueCross Receives Federal Approval for 2008 Medicare Plans
Date:10/29/2007

COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The federal government has approved all of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina's 2008 Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D product offerings. Enrollment applications can be accepted starting on Nov. 15.

BlueCross' products include two PPO plans, Medicare Blue(SM) and Medicare Blue(SM) Plus; a private fee-for-service plan, Medicare Blue(SM) Private; and two prescription drug plans, MedBlue(SM) Rx and MedBlue(SM) Rx Plus.

The plans include new offerings for 2008. Medicare Blue Private has expanded from being available in 22 counties in South Carolina to being sold statewide in 2008 and has lowered its copayments for primary care doctor's visits, specialist visits, urgent care and chiropractic and podiatry services. Both PPO plans have lowered copayments for primary care physicians and specialists. MedBlue Rx Plus has added coverage for generic drugs during the Medicare coverage gap called the "doughnut hole."

Information may be obtained by calling BlueCross at 1-800-760-1790 (TTY 1-888-899-4219), or by visiting the Medicare Advantage page of the company's Web site at http://www.SouthCarolinaBlues.com/ma08.

"We're pleased that we can offer our Medicare Blue Private Fee-for-Service plan to all residents of South Carolina with lower out-of-pocket costs for many of their health care services," said BlueCross Assistant Vice President Irving Albrecht.

Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and its family of companies include more than 20 subsidiaries involved in health insurance services, U.S. DOD health plan and Medicare contracts, and other insurance and employee benefits services.

(SM) Service mark of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association


'/>"/>
SOURCE BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Infant receives first bloodless liver transplant
2. British MPs Say Prostate Cancer Receives Low Priority in the NHS
3. Fifth US Patient Receives Artificial Heart
4. Northfield Labs Receives FDA Comments
5. Abbott Receives CE Mark Certification
6. Zactima Receives Fast Track Designation By The FDA
7. East London Receives World Class New Private Hospital Facility
8. Brinda Karat Receives Legal Notice over Ramdev Issue
9. Quake-Hit Pakistan Receives 30 Field Hospitals From Cuba
10. Medtronic’s Insulin Pump Receives Regulatory Approva
11. Aurobindo Receives Approval from USFDA for anti-AIDS drug
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/4/2015)... 2015 Los Angeles dental implants ... more comfortable and attractive alternative for patients with dentures. ... those who have lost teeth. Unfortunately, they also require ... slip at the worst possible moment and may make ... can also painfully pinch or rub gums, leaving sores ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... 2015 New findings released today from ... (ABTA) show that people diagnosed with a brain tumor ... including clinical trials, at the time of diagnosis, and ... decisions about their course of treatment. The release of ... nationwide brain tumor volunteer network, the ABTA CommYOUnity™, dedicated ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... 04, 2015 San Diego Fertility ... at their brand new, 13,700 square foot facility scheduled ... building will not only provide fertility treatment and services ... offer community and educational events to a number of ... located next door to their current Carmel Valley/Del Mar ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... (PRWEB) May 04, 2015 New West ... Care to Care, LLC to manage outpatient advanced imaging ... New West Medicare ensure its members are provided the ... radiation. , Working closely with New West Medicare’s physicians ... the safe use of advanced imaging and provide an ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... 04, 2015 Dr. Richard Champagne, DMD, ... chosen to receive the America’s Best Dentist Award, given ... selection as a top dentist is a reflection of ... education and his compassion for his patients. , Each ... exemplify excellence in their field. These nominees are dentists ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Los Angeles Dental Implants Doctor, Kevin Sands DDS, Now Offers a More Comfortable and Aesthetically-Pleasing Solution to Denture-Wearers 2Health News:American Brain Tumor Association Poll Underscores Need for Greater Awareness and Education at Time of Diagnosis 2Health News:American Brain Tumor Association Poll Underscores Need for Greater Awareness and Education at Time of Diagnosis 3Health News:San Diego Fertility Center Hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Its New, Expanded Facility 2Health News:San Diego Fertility Center Hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Its New, Expanded Facility 3Health News:New West Medicare Partners with Care to Care, LLC to Manage Advanced Imaging Services 2Health News:New Jersey Dentist Dr. Richard Champagne Nominated for America’s Best Dentist Award 2
... -- Cigarettes start to destroy a smoker,s DNA within ... habit causes immediate genetic damage and quickly raises the ... should serve as a stark warning to those who ... Stephen S. Hecht, from the Masonic Cancer Center and ...
... of Rochester Medical Center orthopaedic scientists are a step ... staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections following bone and joint surgery. ... a viable option for patients because of the inability ... deadly bacteria,s unique armor. Most other research has targeted ...
... , FRIDAY, Jan. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have ... risk of cardiovascular disease, while also noting that having ... once arteries become clogged. "Certain genes predispose to ... heart attack when you already have plaque build-up," said ...
... 14 (HealthDay News) -- It,s not because they want to ... the doctor; it,s because they don,t trust the health-care system, ... surveyed 610 black men, aged 20 and older, in different ... stronger belief in traditional masculine roles were 23 percent less ...
... FRIDAY, Jan. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Among older adults ... dysfunction are less likely to take medications meant to ... Stanford University and Harvard Medical School researchers and ... aged 65 and older who recently had a heart ...
... , FRIDAY, Jan. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Obese ... doctors than obese white patients, a new study finds. ... Public Health also said they were surprised to find that ... to receive weight and exercise counseling than black patients treated ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Smoking Damages DNA Within Minutes, Research Shows 2Health News:Researchers unzip MRSA and discover route for vaccine 2Health News:Researchers unzip MRSA and discover route for vaccine 3Health News:Blood Type O Associated With Less Risk for Heart Attack 2Health News:Blood Type O Associated With Less Risk for Heart Attack 3Health News:Distrust of Health System Keeps Black Males From Getting Care 2Health News:Heart Attack Patients With Kidney Problems Often Skip Meds 2Health News:Is Race a Factor in Obesity Counseling? 2
(Date:5/4/2015)... May 4, 2015 Rogne Bioscience, a privately-held ... announced that preclinical and mechanism of action data will ... of Investigative Dermatology (SID) Annual Meeting being held May ... Atlanta, Georgia . Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150501/213318LOGO ... of RON2315, a novel, low MW (<1700 daltons) peptide ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... , May 4, 2015 Bayer HealthCare ... Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISIS ) on ISIS-FXI ... for the prevention of thrombosis. Under the agreement Bayer ... areas of high unmet medical need. As part of ... therapeutic profile of ISIS-FXI Rx in an appropriate ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... N.Y. , May 4, 2015  Clinical ... Englert , PharmD, has completed preliminary analysis of ... and Schizophrenia. Resources from Clinical Support Services, Inc. ... Reviews (CMR) with patients currently taking psychiatric medications ... The research found that 93% of patients experienced ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Rogne Bioscience to Present Data from Topical Biologic Psoriasis Program at Upcoming SID Annual Meeting 2015 2Bayer Licenses Investigational ISIS FXI(Rx) from Isis Pharmaceuticals to Develop and Commercialize for the Prevention of Thrombosis 2Bayer Licenses Investigational ISIS FXI(Rx) from Isis Pharmaceuticals to Develop and Commercialize for the Prevention of Thrombosis 3Clinical Support Services, Inc. Verifies That Increased Availability of MTM Services Facilitates Identification of Adverse Drug Effects in Psychiatric Patients 2Clinical Support Services, Inc. Verifies That Increased Availability of MTM Services Facilitates Identification of Adverse Drug Effects in Psychiatric Patients 3
... Oct. 12 Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc., today ... at the 95th Annual Clinical Congress of the ... technologies of worldwide leading HARMONIC® ultrasonic and ENSEAL® ... delivery options that provide superior energy application for ...
... 12 Stereotaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: STXS ) announced today ... Stereotaxis common stock have exercised in full their over-allotment option ... stock. The 7,475,000 shares of Stereotaxis common stock in ... option, are being sold at a price to the public ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Ethicon Endo-Surgery Unveils Full Energy Portfolio for First Time at American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2Ethicon Endo-Surgery Unveils Full Energy Portfolio for First Time at American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 3Stereotaxis Announces Underwriters' Exercise of Over-Allotment Option 2Stereotaxis Announces Underwriters' Exercise of Over-Allotment Option 3
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: