Time Is Running Out to Enroll in HMO Louisiana's Medicare Advantage Plan

Nov. 24, 2015

BATON ROUGE – It’s not too late to sign up for Blue Advantage (HMO), a new Medicare Advantage product from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana subsidiary HMO Louisiana, Inc.

Enrollment applications are being accepted through Dec. 7, 2015. Coverage becomes effective Jan. 1, 2016.

Blue Advantage is available in Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Jefferson, Lafayette, Livingston, Orleans, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Landry, St. Tammany, Washington and West Baton Rouge parishes.

For more information about Blue Advantage, visit www.bcbsla.com/blueadvantage or call 1-800-608-3509, TTY 711, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week.

About the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation is building a healthier Louisiana through community outreach and charitable giving. In addition to the Angel Award, the Foundation operates the Challenge for a Healthier Louisiana, a collective-impact approach to improving healthy eating and active living in 12 communities across the state, and Smart Bodies®, a school-based interactive education program to prevent childhood obesity. Blue Cross also awards grants to nonprofits statewide that improve health, education and the overall quality of life in Louisiana communities. The Foundation is funded solely through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana. For more information, visit www.ourhomelouisiana.org.

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
Founded in New Orleans in 1934, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is a tax-paying nonprofit health insurer. We are a private company, mutually owned by our policyholders, with an independent Louisiana Board of Directors and no shareholders. We are an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is committed to improving the health and lives of all Louisianians. With our subsidiaries, HMO Louisiana and Southern National Life, we provide group and individual health insurance plans, life and disability insurance, group voluntary products and administrative services to one out of four Louisiana residents. We’re the only Louisiana insurer that offers plans in every parish. We also provide every customer with comprehensive wellness education, programs and services to help them live healthier lives. Headquartered in Baton Rouge, we have eight regional offices to serve our customers around the state.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is dedicated to transforming the healthcare industry in Louisiana into one that delivers high-quality health outcomes for our customers with top-notch service at more affordable costs. Our reputation for exceptional service and prompt payments, as well as the hard work of our 200+ in-house doctors, nurses, pharmacists, social workers and dietitians, keeps both customer and provider satisfaction high. Surveys by the Louisiana State Medical Society and the Louisiana Hospital Association consistently rank Blue Cross the best company providers do business with.

Blue Cross is deeply committed to the communities we serve. We invest both time and money in the health and wellbeing of Louisiana children by supporting more than 200 charitable organizations. We invite and encourage all Louisianians to visit our website or talk to us on social media through our online hub.