Blue Medicare Advantage

Important Alert From Blue KC (5/30/2024):


Today Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) announced that we have made the difficult decision to exit the Medicare Advantage market at the end of 2024.

About Our Decision

Medicare Advantage plans across the country continue to be challenged by heightened regulatory demands and rising market and financial pressures. Despite our actions to create a more viable, scalable solution for our valued Medicare Advantage members, the required financial investment is not sustainable.

Even as the largest not-for-profit health insurer in Missouri, serving 32 counties including Johnson and Wyandotte in Kansas, our Medicare Advantage membership does not provide the scale required to compete in today’s evolving and challenging market. Our Medicare Advantage membership represents three percent of the roughly one million people who trust in Blue KC to provide their health and wellness coverage, and over the past five years Medicare Advantage has disproportionately and negatively impacted our financial performance.

In the first week of October, Medicare Advantage members will receive information on their options for 2025 and directions on how to get help with understanding their choices.

Supporting Our Medicare Advantage Members
We will continue to provide high-touch support and uninterrupted access to care to our Medicare Advantage members throughout the remainder of contract year 2024. We thank you in advance for those who will play a role in helping Medicare Advantage members find quality alternative coverage for 2025. 

Looking Ahead
Exiting the Medicare Advantage market will position Blue KC for improved financial performance to serve our members and remain the leading health insurance provider for Kansas City. Thank you for your continued trust in us. It is important to note this does not impact our Medicare Supplement coverage.


Message from Medicare Planning:

Medicare Planning has all options that are available in this market.  We are ready to help each person find a plan that fits their needs.  Since we are brokers, we will be able to shop all plan options including Medicare Advantage and Medicare supplement plans.  Carriers that we can shop include Aetna, Humana, AARP/UnitedHealthcare, Wellcare, SilverScript, Wellabe, Mutual of Omaha, and more!



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