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  • fonzi6744 fonzi6744 Oct 23, 2012 5:02 PM Flag

    Empire BCBS NYC NO LONGER OFFERS MEDICARE PPO PLANS 2013, ONLY HMO,

    Just how bad are things that Empire BCBS will no longer offer Medicare PPO plans in NYC metro region for 2013? Only 2 HMO plans are offered Empire MediBlue PPO 1, PPO 2 and PPO 3 are not listed for 2013 plans on Empireblue,c^m nor on Medicare,gov. sites. Yet existing Mediblue PPO 1 customers are told the plan is continuing.

    Complete chaos when you call for info.. Sales agents tell you the PPO plans are discontinued, you have to choose another plan. Customer Service says only Empire Mediblue PPO 1 and PPO 3 will still be offered. My original interest was to explore switching from Mediblue 1 to 2 but you can't get any 2013 info online.

    It seems Empire is only continuing the MediBlue PPO 1 and 3 plans for existing customers, so obviously no increase of membership will be happening. They are also increasing monthly premium from $0 in 2012 to $38 for 2013 for MediBlue PPO 1 plan.

    Whether Obama or Romney, you'll be getting screwed with Empire BCBS in the future.

 
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