CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The BlueCross Medicare Advantage plans have set a new record with total enrollment topping 100,000 members.
BlueCross remains the fastest growing carrier in Tennessee, increasing its membership by 223 percent since 2008. That growth makes BlueCross the second largest carrier in the state. According to a report from the Kaiser Family Foundation, Medicare Advantage enrollment has grown 81 percent nationally over the same time.
“The rising enrollment numbers are evidence that Tennesseans are turning to a company they trust to deliver quality Medicare services,” said Todd Ray, vice president and general manager of senior products for BlueCross. “We aren’t a distant national company. We are based right here in their communities, and we are committed to delivering the very best service and a wide variety of coverage options.”
The national growth in Medicare Advantage enrollment reflects the large number of seniors aging in to Medicare as well as beneficiaries switching from traditional Medicare to Medicare Advantage, the report states. The growth in the BlueCross Medicare Advantage plan is the result of excellent products, personal service and trust in a local health care partner. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee holds a quality rating of four out of five stars from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
“Becoming a senior citizen isn’t all that bad – thanks to BlueCross,” said Frankie Lucas, a BlueCross BlueAdvantage (PPO)SM member. “My husband always had an eye for quality. That’s why we have stayed with BlueCross for the past 54 years. They have great service and make us feel very special.”
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee’s mission is to provide peace of mind through better health. Founded in 1945, the Chattanooga-based company is focused on serving more than 3.3 million members in Tennessee and across the country. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Inc. is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. For more information, visit the company’s website at bcbst.com.