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Berlin, VT, October 19, 2020— Vermont Blue Advantage is proud to announce it was awarded a contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, allowing the affiliate of Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® of Vermont to provide Medicare Advantage plans to older Vermont for coverage beginning January 1st. Vermont Blue Advantage will offer Medicare Advantage plans built on Vermont relationships, with a health network in all 14 Vermont counties, as well as taking advantage of the nationwide Blue Cross Blue Shield health network to take care of Vermonters as they travel.

For 11 years, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont’s (Blue Cross) Hike, Bike and Paddle events have motivated people of all ages to get outside to exercise, try a new activity, or to simply enjoy the beauty of our state. This year, instead of having a series of events, we are inviting Vermonters to Hike, Bike and Paddle – and post. Their event encourages socializing at a distance to help keep Vermonters healthy and provides a chance to win a new kayak with paddle and personal flotation device included.
We are pleased to announce Pamela Getsie as President of Vermont Blue Advantage®. The company was formed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont to offer seniors Vermont-grown Medicare Advantage plans. She notes that “Medicare Advantage plans are growing in popularity in Vermont and nationally,” as an alternative to Original Medicare. Over 100,000 seniors in Vermont have Medicare-only coverage, yet Medicare doesn’t cover everything.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont signed a pledge today to ensure that our members who identify as LGBTQ will have continued access to health care without fear of discrimination.
As leaders in Vermont's health care system, we are committed to providing care and services without discrimination, regardless of who you are and who you love. Vermont’s hospitals, providers, health care professionals, and insurers will not change our practices based on new federal guidance that attempts to strip protections from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people.
In commemoration of Juneteenth, 2020 the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Diversity and Inclusion Council announced today that the non-profit will match the proceeds of an employee-led fundraiser for Black Lives Matter of Greater Burlington and the Vermont Racial Justice Alliance.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) offers the only Vermont-based Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan to receive the highest five-star rating for 2020 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont today announces a new partnership with a non-profit organization Civica Rx (Civica Inc.).
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (Blue Cross) is piloting a new program that will dramatically simplify participating providers’ ability to request diagnostic imaging for their patients.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Vermont Department of Health (VDH) are closely monitoring an outbreak of the Coronavirus respiratory illness (officially called "2019-Novel Coronavirus" or "COVID-19")
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