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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Highmark to present free seminars during Medicare open enrollment

Erie, Pa. (Nov. 14, 2017) — The 2018 Medicare open enrollment period runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, so this is a great time for individuals to learn more about Highmark's private Medicare insurance plans, including Medicare Advantage (Part C), prescription drug coverage (Part D), and Medigap Blue (Medicare Supplement).

At these seminars, individuals can determine the plan that best meets their health care needs and budget by comparing plans, finding providers, exploring prescription drug coverage, and calculating out-of-pocket expenses.

Individuals can also learn more about Community Blue Medicare PPO — Highmark's new product offering for 2018. Community Blue Medicare PPO features no copays for primary care visits, no copays for tier one preferred generic drugs at preferred pharmacies and no deductibles, while giving members the freedom to travel across the United States and find in-network coverage.

Seminar dates include November 20 and December 7 and 19 at 11 a.m.

Seminars are held at the Highmark Direct Store at 5753 Peach Street in the Kingswood Plaza.

Registration is not required, but recommended. Call 814-528-9600 to register. TTY users may call 711.

About Highmark Inc.

Highmark Inc. and its health insurance subsidiaries and affiliates collectively are among the ten largest health insurers in the United States and comprise the fourth-largest Blue Cross and Blue Shield-affiliated organization. Highmark Inc. and affiliates operate health insurance plans in Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia that serve 5 million members and hundreds of thousands of additional members through the BlueCard® program. Its diversified businesses serve group customer and individual needs across the United States through dental insurance, vision care and other related businesses. Highmark Inc. is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. For more information, visit

Community Blue Medicare PPO is a plan with in and out-of-network coverage. UPMC hospitals and physicians are accessible at a higher, out-of-network copay. If you want in-network access to Highmark's full provider network, including UPMC hospitals and physicians, you may wish to consider our Security Blue HMO and Freedom Blue PPO Medicare Advantage products.

A sales person will be present with information and applications. For accommodation of persons with special needs at sales meetings call 814-528-9600 (TTY users may call 711). Please verify that your providers are participating before enrolling. If a provider does not participate, neither Medicare nor Community Blue Medicare HMO will be responsible for the costs. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits, premiums and/or co-payments/co-insurance may change on January 1 of each year. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium. The Formulary, pharmacy network, and/or provider network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary. Out-of-network non-contracted providers are under no obligation to treat Freedom Blue PPO members and/or Community Blue Medicare PPO members, except in emergency situations. For a decision about whether we will cover an out-of-network service, we encourage you or your provider to ask us for a pre-service organization determination before you receive the service. 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. Highmark Choice Company and Highmark Senior Health Company are Medicare Advantage plans with a Medicare contract. HM Health Insurance Company is a PDP plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Highmark Choice Company, Highmark Senior Health Company, and HM Health Insurance Company depends on contract renewal. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Highmark Choice Company, Highmark Senior Health Company and HM Health Insurance Company are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

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For more information, contact:
Monica Lewis
Highmark Health