New York State Medicare Retirees

Health Insurance Coverage and Related Benefits in Retirement

Benefit Highlights

With a great plan, it’s all in the details.

  • Illustration of a calendar with a date checked for a preventive healthcare appointment through NYSHIP Highmark BCBS Medicare.

    $0 Preventive Services

    It’s safer, easier and more cost-effective to prevent health issues than to treat them. That’s why we offer you more than 20 Medicare-covered services at a $0 copay.

  • Illustration of a prescription bottle, representing Highmark BCBS medicare prescription insurance benefits.

    $0 Tier 1 Medications

    All Tier 1 Medications have a $0 copay.

  • Illustration of a smartphone displaying a video call with a physician, also known as telehealth or telemedicine.

    Virtual Health

    Telehealth allows you to access medical care from your smart phone or computer. The Amwell app offers $0 visits with a network of telehealth doctors.

  • Illustration of a pair of eyeglasses, representing vision benefits through Highmark BCBS medicare.

    Vision Benefits

    $0 annual vision exam plus members also receive a $200 allowance at Davis Vision providers to use towards the cost of frames and lenses.

  • Illustration of an ear, representing hearing benefits available through Highmark BCBS medicare.

    Hearing Benefits

    Our benefit covers up to two hearing aids per year (one per ear) and makes payments more affordable at $699 or $999 per hearing aid depending on model.

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Resources for Retirees

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Call us if you have any questions regarding your plan options.  We're available Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.