Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin Continues Commitment to Wisconsinites With SilverSneakers Benefit

Members of Anthem’s Medicare Advantage plans can participate in
SilverSneakers health programs at no cost as part of plan benefits

MADISON, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin (Anthem) will continue
offering access to SilverSneakers®, as one of the many benefits included
in its 2018 Medicare Advantage plans. This is part of Anthem’s ongoing
commitment to the health and well-being of its current members and those
Anthem hopes to have the privilege of serving in the future.
SilverSneakers – offered by Tivity Health – is a fitness program
tailored to older adults and is celebrating 25 years of partnering with
consumers to help them achieve better health.

Anthem’s members have expressed time and again that their involvement in
SilverSneakers has made a significant impact on their health and
well-being.

SilverSneakers by Tivity Health teams up with healthcare stakeholders,
such as Anthem, to help millions of baby boomers and beyond meet their
personal goals and overcome health stereotypes. The program helps older
adults take greater control of their health by engaging participants in
more frequent exercise, strength training, aerobics, and flexibility
training through a variety of venues and programming.

“Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin offers access to
SilverSneakers and other benefits to improve health because we want to
give our members solutions to the health care challenges they face every
day,” said David McNichols, President of Anthem’s Medicare Central
region. “We know many consumers are doing their research right now on
Medicare Advantage plans for 2018. These individuals think it’s
important that their health plan have benefits that help them live
healthier lives.”

Anthem offers SilverSneakers – as well as many other health plan
benefits – to members enrolled in the following plans:

  • Anthem MediBlue Plus (HMO)
  • Anthem MediBlue Access (PPO)
  • Anthem MediBlue Core (PPO)
  • Anthem MediBlue Dual Advantage (HMO SNP)

Individuals who are interested in joining one of these health plans can
enroll during this year’s Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP). The
AEP began October 15, 2017, and continues through December 7, 2017 and
gives consumers enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B the opportunity to
sign up for Anthem’s 2018 Medicare Advantage plans.

Anthem is organizing events throughout Wisconsin, which consumers can
attend to get more information about SilverSneakers, other health plan
benefits, and the Medicare Advantage plans that give members access to
those benefits:

  • Nov. 14, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Polish Center of WI; 6941 S 68th
    St; Franklin
  • Nov. 15, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Holiday Garden Inn; 1015 Lombardi Ave;
    Green Bay
  • Nov. 22, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Oconto City Hall; 1210 Main St;
    Oconto

These are just a few enrollment-related events happening in Wisconsin.
Please call 877-830-0951 to find out about more events in the area.

For details about Anthem’s Medicare Advantage plans in your area, call
(855) 866-4242 or visit Anthem’s Medicare online store at https://shop.anthem.com/medicare.

For details about Anthem’s Medicare plans in your area, call (855)
866-4242 or visit Anthem’s Medicare online store at https://shop.anthem.com/medicare.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is an HMO plan with a Medicare
contract. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is an HMO DSNP plan with a
Medicare contract and a contract with the Wisconsin Medicaid program.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is an LPPO plan with a Medicare
contract. Enrollment in Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield depends on
contract renewal. 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. We do not discriminate,
exclude people, or treat them differently on the basis of race, color,
national origin, sex, age or disability in our health programs and
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Medical Assistance from the State and Medicare. Premium, co-pays,
co-insurance, and deductibles may vary based on the level of Extra Help
you receive. Please contact the plan for further details. Other
providers are available in our network. The provider network may change
at any time.
You will receive notice when necessary.

About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Blue Cross Blue
Shield of Wisconsin (BCBSWI), Compcare Health Services Insurance
Corporation (Compcare), and Wisconsin Collaborative Insurance Company
(WCIC). BCBSDWI underwrites or administers the PPO and indemnity
policies and underwrites the out of network benefits in POS policies
offered by Compcare or WCIC; Compcare underwrites or administers HMO or
POS policies; WCIC underwrites or administers Well Priority HMO or POS
policies. Independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Association. ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance
Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are
registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in
Wisconsin is available at www.anthem.com.
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About SilverSneakers

SilverSneakers, by Tivity
Health
, is the nation’s leading community fitness program for older
Americans. The program was founded in 1992 and is available to more than
14.5 million Medicare beneficiaries through many Medicare Advantage
plans, Medicare Supplement carriers and group retiree plans. This year,
SilverSneakers is celebrating its 25th anniversary, decades
of improving the physical, social and mental health of millions of older
Americans. To learn more about the program’s legacy and anniversary, or
to check eligibility or enroll, go to silversneakers.com.

Contacts

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin
Hieu Nguyen,
1-202-510-8848
hieu.nguyen2@anthem.com