Special Needs Plan (SNP)

Blue Cross Medicare Advantage

A Dual-Eligible Special Needs Plan is a Medicare Advantage plan that is offered to beneficiaries who qualify both for Medicare and Medicaid. A Medicare Advantage Plan (like an HMO) is sometimes called "Part C" or "an MA Plan," and is offered by private insurance companies approved by Medicare.

Whether you're new to Medicare or thinking about switching plans, here are some important things to consider before choosing Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Dual Care (HMO SNP)SM.

  • Be sure you are eligible for Medicare. Your primary residence must be in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance, and Valencia counties to enroll in Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Dual Care (HMO SNP)SM.
  • Depending on your level of Medicaid eligibility, you may not have any cost-sharing responsibility for Original Medicare services, including premium.
  • Review the 2015 Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Dual Care (HMO SNP)SM plan benefits and built-in drug coverage below.
  • If you'd like to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan, make sure you're aware of enrollment periods. Members may enroll in the plan only during specific times of the year.
  • Be eligible for Medicaid benefits with the State of New Mexico and be enrolled in Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico's (BCBSNM) Medicaid plan.
NM Medicare Tables
2015 Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Plans
Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Dual Care (HMO SNP)
Monthly Premium
Medical Deductible
Over-the-Counter Items Monthly Purchase Allowance
Doctors Office Visits
0%-20% Primary Care
0%-20% of the cost Physician Specialist
Routine Vision
Diabetic Test Strips
0%-20% Other Diabetic Supplies
Outpatient Services/Surgery
0%-20% of the cost
SilverSneakers® Fitness Program**
Travel Out of Service Area
Prescription Copays and Coinsurances
For Generic Drugs
(depending on your Extra Help)
$0 copay; or
$1.20 copay; or
$2.65 copay
For All Other Drugs
(depending on your Extra Help)
$0 copay; or
$3.60 copay; or
$6.60 copay
Annual Notice of Change
Evidence of Coverage
Summary of Benefits

*Dependent on members Medicaid eligibility.

If you are a member of a plan with an OTC benefit, you will receive a card with a prefunded monthly benefit allowance. With this allowance, you may purchase eligible OTC and health-related items (i.e. aspirin, cold & flu relief medications, and adhesive bandages) at any participating pharmacy.

Preferred brand diabetic test strips available for pick-up at all pharmacies.

Blue Cross®, Blue Shield® and the Cross and Shield Symbols are registered service marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans.

**SilverSneakers® is a registered mark of Healthways, Inc.

Healthways SilverSneakers® Fitness Program is a wellness program owned and operated by Healthways, Inc, an independent company.

This plan is available to anyone who has both Medical Assistance from the State and Medicare.