Medex Core is a Medicare supplement plan. It can be added to Medicare A and B coverage to fill "gaps" in your Medicare coverage. As a supplemental insurance plan, Medex Core helps cover health care expenses left over after Medicare has covered its portion of costs. To learn more about Medex Core and our other Medex options, read our Freedom of Choice: Solutions for Seniors brochure. You can also view a high-level comparison of all our direct pay Medex plans.
Medex Core might be right for you if:
You are eligible to apply for any of our Medex plans if you meet all of the following requirements:
Medex Core does not offer a prescription medication benefit. However, you can choose to purchase our Medicare Part D prescription plan, called Blue Medicare Rx. Blue Medicare Rx is offered through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Click here to learn more about Blue Medicare Rx.
To avoid a Medicare Part D premium penalty, you must enroll in Medicare Part D between November 15, 2005 and May 15, 2006.
These rates are effective from March 15, 2005, and are subject to change effective March 15, 2006.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
100 Hancock Street, 09/8B
North Quincy, MA 02171-1725
You may also fax your application to 617-246-3633.
For additional information about other health plans for seniors available in Massachusetts, you can call the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs at 1-800-243-4636. You can also visit the Massachusetts Division of Insurance on the web at:
You can also contact The SHINE Program, Massachusetts' state health insurance program that provides free, one-on-one health insurance information, counseling and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries of all ages. Call SHINE, toll-free, at 1-800-AGE-INFO (1-800-243-4636), and press "2". TTY: 1-800-872-1066. You can visit their website at www.medicareoutreach.org
The federal government has a Medicare information telephone line and website. Call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), or TTY: 1-877-486-2048 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can visit the Medicare website at www.medicare.gov
You can also call the Social Security Administration for help with questions about eligibility and enrolling Medicare, and for questions about eligibility and help with the costs of a Medicare Part D prescription plan. 1-800-772-1213. TTY: 1-800-325-0778.
To help you learn more about your health plan coverage options under Medicare, use these helpful tools. To learn more, just click on the links below.