Why Choose Anthem Medicare Coverage?

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Choosing your Medicare coverage is an important decision—but it doesn’t need to be difficult. At Anthem, we’re here to help make that decision simple and stress-free. Our informative guides and articles take the guesswork out of understanding Medicare. We support your health and wellbeing with additional benefits you won’t get with Original Medicare alone. And with flexible plan options, it’s easy to find the right coverage for your unique needs.

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Anthem Essential Extras


Living your healthiest life is about more than just doctor visits. At Anthem, we promote safe and healthy living with additional benefits not included with Original Medicare. These no-cost benefits take a whole-health approach to supporting your physical, social and emotional wellbeing.


Many of our Medicare Advantage plans offer dental, vision, hearing, transportation, over-the-counter benefits, and more.


Some of our Medicare Advantage plans also include additional options that may allow you to choose one or sometimes two of our Essential Extras benefits. Here are just a few of the no-cost benefits you can choose from:



A quarterly allowance toward the payment of utilities like gas, electric, internet and cellular bills.


Everyday Options Allowance for Dental, Vision, and Hearing

Receive an annual allowance for dental, vision, and hearing care above your existing plan benefit.



Purchase groceries with a monthly allowance that supports healthy living. 


Assistive Devices

An annual allowance for assistive and safety devices, such as handrails, shower stools, reaching devices and more.



Receive rides to health-related appointments and visits to the pharmacy.


These are just a few of the no-cost benefits you can choose from. Learn more about Anthem Essential Extras in our detailed article.


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A Trusted Network of Providers


Our Medicare plans offer a broad network of doctors, hospitals, and pharmacies. We continually work with care providers and pharmacies across the country to ensure you’ll have excellent choices when it comes to doctors.


Find out if your doctor is in our network.



Get More With Medicare Advantage


Many of our Medicare Advantage plans (Part C) offer broad healthcare coverage in one convenient plan. You’ll get all the benefits of Original Medicare (Parts A and B), along with other valuable benefits to support your everyday health and living, which may include:


Over-the-counter (OTC) Benefit

We support your health goals with coverage for OTC health products.


No-cost Fitness Benefit

Our Medicare Advantage plans promote healthy living with a no-cost SilverSneakers© fitness membership.


24/7 Telehealth Visits

Attend doctor visits by computer, tablet or smartphone in the comfort and convenience of your own home.


Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)

Contact your doctor, a trusted caregiver, or emergency services at the push of a button.




Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Coverage


Did you know Original Medicare doesn’t cover prescription drugs? The good news is, Anthem has you covered. You can save money on your medication costs by purchasing a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan to enhance your Original Medicare coverage. Part D coverage is also included in many of our Medicare Advantage plans.


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