Rochester, NY

Innovative benefits for 2022 define Medicare from Excellus BCBS

Lower premiums for many plans and reduced PCP/specialist copays across most plans, an eyewear allowance on all plans, savings on select insulin on most plans, and preventive dental now included on $0 Premium Medicare Blue Choice Select (HMO) Plan are among the 2022 benefit highlights for Medicare Advantage Plans from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. And that’s in addition to longtime favorites including the Silver&Fit Fitness Benefits Program, $0 preventive care on over 20 services, a 24/7 Nurse Care Line, and worldwide coverage for urgent and emergency care when members travel.1.p;

“We listened to people throughout our communities, and we’ve enhanced our Medicare coverage with improved plan benefits at an affordable cost,” said Heather Smith, Excellus BCBS vice president for Medicare Sales. “Plus, our members get the support that comes with a more complete approach to care and local teams that are here for them 24/7. It’s all part of how Blue brings more to Medicare, so our members can move forward with more confidence in their coverage.”  

New for 2022

  • Preventive dental now included on $0 Premium Medicare Blue Choice Select (HMO) Plan®
  • Lower premiums for many plans
  • Reduced PCP/specialist copays across most plans
  • Most plans include an eyewear allowance of at least $100
  • Part D Senior Savings Program for select insulin available on most plans

“Our local sales teams are not only selling Medicare, they live and give back right in our hometown – and they are here to help.  And this year it's about making Medicare work harder,” said Smith. “That means options that provide comprehensive care – hospital care, medical service and prescription drug coverage – all in one plan and all with predictable costs.” 

Call to learn more:  
800-201-0484 /(TTY:711)
8am-8pm Monday–Friday, and seven days a week from October 1–December 30.  

View 2022 Medicare plan costs and benefits and additional tools and information.

1. Benefits vary by plan. 

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Karen Feigel, Reg. Mgr., Communications,

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, is a nonprofit health plan with 1.5 million upstate New York members. The company's mission is to help people live healthier and more secure lives through access to high-quality, affordable health care. Its products and services include cost-saving prescription drug discounts, wellness tracking tools and access to telemedicine. With more than 3,500 employees, the company is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce to foster innovation and better serve its members. It also encourages employees to engage in their communities by providing paid volunteer time off as one of many benefits. To learn more, visit


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