Medicare Advantage Plan Options
The State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) offers Medicare-eligible members Medicare Advantage (MA) Plan Options (Standard and Premium) from two different vendors:
- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicare Advantage Standard
- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicare Advantage Premium
- UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage Standard
- UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage Premium
No Coordination with Medicare: The benefits paid under the MA Plan Options reflect what Medicare would have paid (except for some plan enhancements); therefore, it does not coordinate benefits with Medicare.
Medicare Parts A, B, and D Included: MA Plan Options include Medicare Parts A, B, and D. You must have Medicare Parts A and B to enroll in a MA Option. MA Plan Options include Medicare Part D drug benefits. Individuals who have lived at least five years in the United States may purchase Medicare Part B coverage even if they did not contribute to Social Security or work the number of required quarters.