Extra plan benefits
Blue Medicare AdvantageSM HMO and PPO from Wellmark Advantage Health Plan provides convenient, all-in-one coverage and affordable plan premiums. On top of that, members have access to no-cost healthy benefits, like the SilverSneakers® fitness program, as well as several other benefits like vision, dental and hearing coverage.
Fitness benefits through SilverSneakers®.
The SilverSneakers fitness program External Link helps you stay active. Take online classes from home or visit any of the more than 15,000 participating gyms nationwide. The best part? It comes at no cost to you as a Wellmark Advantage Health Plan member.
SilverSneakers® is a registered mark of Tivity Health, Inc., an independent company that provides health and fitness programming on behalf of Wellmark Advantage Health Plan, Inc.
Valuable vision care.
Get an annual eye exam at no cost and save money on eyeglasses and contact lenses. Choose from a large national network of providers and optometrists. Find a vision provider through VSP External Site.
More dentists. More choices.
Our Iowa plans include comprehensive dental coverage with access to a broad network of dental providers both in and out of Iowa. When calling a dental provider, be sure to ask if they participate in the United Concordia® network or search the dental network online through DentaQuest External Site®.
For our South Dakota plans, members are covered for preventive dental services such as checkups and cleanings. Plus, you’ll have the largest dental network in South Dakota with Delta Dental External Site®.
Over-the-counter (OTC) product allowance.
Your Blue Medicare AdvantageSM plan includes an OTC product allowance. Use your allowance to purchase health and wellness products such as first-aid supplies, pain relievers, cough, cold and allergy medicine, and more at participating retailers. Or, through our approved vendor, NationsOTC External Link®, you can purchase OTC products conveniently online or by phone.
Access to providers without leaving home.
See a doctor in person or from home through a virtual visit. Blue Medicare Advantage plans include telehealth benefits through Doctor on Demand External Link® for an easy, low-cost way to get care.
Stress less with our 24/7 nurse line.
Speak to a registered nurse any time you need — day or night. Whether you have questions about your symptoms or need guidance after a doctor’s recommendation, Carenet’s Nurse Advice team is there to support you. Just call, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Personal Emergency Response System (PERS).
Available to Blue Medicare Advantage Enhanced PPO members, this free device can be worn around your neck to lessen the worry of having a health emergency while alone. In the event of a fall, injury, chest pain, or other health issue, the PERS device contacts dispatch for help with the simple push of a button. Find out more at NationsResponse External Site®.
Get rewarded for your healthy habits.
Get the most from your health plan by using a new health and wellness app, Healthy Blue LivingSM, exclusively for Medicare Advantage members. The program provides personalized recommendations for activities that will help keep you healthy and allows you to track your results and rewards for completing health activities through the year. Plus, find a robust library of articles, videos, decision aids, calculators, quizzes and tools to help you on your journey to better health.
A focus on prevention.
Blue Medicare Advantage pays for many preventive services to keep you healthy, including exams, vaccines, lab tests, screenings and more. Your one-time "Welcome to Medicare" preventive visit is also covered for a healthy start to your retirement journey.
Prescription drug savings.
Drug coverage that gets you the medications you need at prices you can afford.
With no deductible and many drugs covered, all Blue Medicare Advantage plans provide you an excellent value for your prescription needs. We work hard to keep medication prices down, because people who take their medications as prescribed have better health outcomes.
When you choose to use a preferred pharmacy in the network, you’ll get the greatest savings. Find a preferred pharmacy in your area.
Coverage that travels with you.
With Blue Medicare Advantage PPO plans, you can go to any doctor or hospital in the Blues’ broad network and pay in-network rates. You may visit any out-of-network Medicare doctor or hospital, but may pay a higher cost share.
Out-of-network/non-contracted providers are under no obligation to treat Wellmark Advantage Health Plan members, except in emergency situations. Please call our customer service number or see your Evidence of Coverage for more information, including the cost- sharing that applies to out-of-network services. Visit the Forms and Resources page for more information.