Medicare Preferred PPO plan available to Bridgeport, CT City and Board of Education retirees
Effective May 1, 2019, Bridgeport City and Board of Education retirees will be eligible to enroll in a Medicare Preferred PPO plan from Anthem. Retirees with Medicare Parts A and B are eligible to switch to the Medicare Preferred PPO plan. The plan includes the National Access Plus benefit, which allows retirees to receive services from any provider, as long as the provider is eligible to receive payments from Medicare. In addition, Bridgeport City and Board of Education retirees pay the same cost share for in-network and out-of-network services. As a Medicare Advantage plan, our Medicare Preferred PPO will offer the same hospital and medical benefits that Original Medicare covers, as well as additional services such as an annual routine physical exam, hearing exam, LiveHealth Online and SilverSneakers®.
The prefix on Bridgeport City and Board of Education member ID cards will be ZDX. The cards will also show the Bridgeport City and Board of Education name and National Access Plus icon.
Providers may submit claims electronically or submit a UB-04 or CMS-1500 form using the electronic payer ID for the Blue Cross Blue Shield plan in their state. Claims should not be filed with Original Medicare. Contracted and non-contracted providers may call the Provider Services number on the back of the member ID card for benefit eligibility; prior authorization requirements; and any questions about Bridgeport City and Board of Education member benefits or coverage.
Detailed prior authorization requirements are available to contracted providers by accessing the Provider Self-Service Tool at https://www.availity.com.
April 2019 Anthem Connecticut Provider Newsletter