BATON ROUGE – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana today announced it was awarded a contract from the State of Louisiana’s Office of Group Benefits (OGB). Blue Cross' subsidiary, HMO Louisiana, will offer its statewide Medicare Advantage product ‒ Blue Advantage (HMO) ‒ to the retirees insured by the State of Louisiana for plan year 2019.
Blue Advantage covers hospital, medical and prescription drugs. The plan also offers added benefits such as dental, hearing, vision and no-cost fitness memberships.
“We value our ongoing relationship with Louisiana’s Office of Group Benefits,” said Sheldon Faulk, SVP, COO Government Business at Blue Cross. “We’re proud of the fact that we’re Louisiana-based just like OGB and their members. We’re looking forward to this expanding relationship, and we’re ready to support the OGB retirees with their healthcare needs.”
Blue Cross continues to expand its offerings for individual Medicare beneficiaries and group retirees with Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is committed to our mission to improve the health and lives of Louisianians. We invest both time and money in the communities we serve, supporting the health and wellbeing of Louisianians through more than 200 charitable organizations.
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. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana also provides Medicare supplement and Medicare Advantage plans and is a partner in offering the Healthy Blue Medicaid Managed care plan. Louisiana is the only state where we operate, with offices in every major region to serve our customers.
Founded in New Orleans in 1934, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is a tax-paying non-profit health insurer. We are a private mutual company, owned by our policyholders, with an independent Louisiana Board of Directors and no shareholders. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
Blue Advantage (HMO) is a product of HMO Louisiana, Inc., a subsidiary of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and incorporated as Louisiana Health Service & Indemnity Co.
Blue Advantage from HMO Louisiana, Inc. is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Blue Advantage depends on contract renewal.