{Infographic} When to contact Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas or the Marketplace

You’ve purchased health insurance through healthcare.gov (also known as the marketplace). Now you have some questions and you aren’t sure who you need to contact. To better serve you we have created the infographic below. As always, you can reach out to us directly at 1-800-432-3990. Continue reading {Infographic} When to contact Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas or the Marketplace

Learn the difference between Medicare Supplement Plan G and Plan G HDHP

With the exit of the popular Medicare Supplement Plans C and F as part of the government implementation of MACRA, those eligible for Medicare after January 1, 2021, are looking to the next best option. For most, that option is Plan G. The only difference is with Plan G beneficiaries are responsible for paying the Part B deductible ($226 in 2023). It offers great value … Continue reading Learn the difference between Medicare Supplement Plan G and Plan G HDHP

Understanding health insurance

Health insurance can be confusing but here at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas we don’t want it to be. We are here to help you understand all the ins and outs of health insurance. What is health insurance? The first step is understanding what health insurance really is. Health insurance is there to help cover your medical expenses. Similar to how auto insurance … Continue reading Understanding health insurance

Medicare eligibility and enrollment

You work sun up to sun down most of your life so you can finally get to the Good Life of retirement. No more alarm clocks and deadlines. The Good Life is different for each of us and how you enjoy retirement is personal to you. Just like the Good Life is personal to you, your Medicare enrollment dates depend on your specific situation. While … Continue reading Medicare eligibility and enrollment

How Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans stack up to build the best coverage for you

Does you calendar have an important date soon approaching? If your 65th birthday is close, this exciting time can signal a change in your health insurance and how you will get medical care moving forward. While most Americans are automatically enrolled in Medicare Part A, it alone may not cover all of your healthcare costs. Parts B, C and D are voluntary programs that provide … Continue reading How Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans stack up to build the best coverage for you

Do you qualify for a special enrollment period?

When the annual open enrollment period ends, you do have options when life happens, and your health insurance needs change. If you experience one of the following qualifying life events, you will have access to a special enrollment period for up to 60 days, during which you can select or make changes to your health coverage. Change in marital status Marriage and divorce are considered … Continue reading Do you qualify for a special enrollment period?

Understanding why insurance premiums rise

While it is common for the amount you pay to go up or down each year, it is not always clear why those changes happen. While the general way premiums are figured is mostly based on how much medical services cost and how many were used by our members – there are many other things that can impact what you will pay for insurance, including: … Continue reading Understanding why insurance premiums rise