Independence Blue Cross Introduces New Low-Cost Medicare Advantage Plan for 2012

“The Keystone 65 Select HMO provides access to many of our region’s top hospitals and we are excited that these facilities were eager to participate in this network and share our concern about controlling health care costs,” continued Smith. “Our Medicare Advantage plans also include the very popular award-winning SilverSneakers fitness program, which offers free gym memberships and specialized exercise classes for older adults.”

In addition to Keystone 65 Select HMO, IBC will offer a full portfolio of health plans in 2012, including HMO, PPO, prescription drug, and Medicare Supplement products.

In addition, starting this year, licensed brokers and agents can sell IBC’s individual Medicare Advantage plans, providing another way for beneficiaries to learn about IBC’s options.

In addition to providing coverage for many of the benefits not covered by Original Medicare, IBC’s Medicare Advantage plans offer wellness and preventive services, such as health coaching, care management, and Healthy Lifestyles, which includes weight management and smoking cessation programs.

“IBC is the largest Medicare health plan in our region and well respected,” said Smith. “We’ve stayed committed to our members over the years while other insurers have come and gone from our region. In addition to introducing a very competitively priced HMO this year, we continue to offer the long-term stability of the Blue brand which has served this community for more than 70 years.”

SOURCE Independence Blue Cross