Freedom PPO plan can help veterans leverage their Medicare to access additional providers and more benefits
FARGO, N.D. – NextBlue of North Dakota announced today it will make available a new Medicare Advantage Freedom preferred provider option (PPO) plan designed for veterans in North Dakota in 2023.
Through the Freedom PPO plan, North Dakota veterans can combine into one easy plan their Medicare Parts A and B together with many extra benefits not covered by traditional Medicare or VA coverage. The plan does not replace existing veteran or VA programs but serves to complement them to provide veterans additional benefits and access to a larger provider network.
"The Freedom PPO plan is ideal for veterans interested in expansive coverage and location options, particularly in our state where distance to a provider can be a real challenge for many," said Beth West, NextBlue North Dakota plan president. "With the Freedom PPO plan, veterans can access non-VA and non-Tricare approved providers and get access to care with other important providers of their choice outside the VA system."
The Freedom PPO plan also provides supplemental benefits, such as routine dental and vision, hearing aids, Silver Sneakers® fitness membership, over-the-counter medication and supply allowances and more.
As one of the fastest growing Medicare Advantage plans in North Dakota, NextBlue of North Dakota, including its Freedom PPO plan, is available in 52 of the state's 53 counties and features a comprehensive network of participating providers across the state. As an affiliate of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, NextBlue of North Dakota provides members access to the national Blue Cross Blue Shield provider network to help assure they can get care almost anywhere.
Veterans interested in the Freedom PPO plan can find information at NextBlueND.com starting Oct. 1, 2022. They can also call 1-844-753-8038 (TTY: 711) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., or attend a NextBlue Medicare benefits event this fall. For accommodations of persons with special needs at meetings call 1-844-753-8038 (TTY: 711) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
About NextBlue of North Dakota
Headquartered in Fargo, NextBlue of North Dakota Insurance Company (www.NextBlueND.com) is the only North Dakota-based Medicare Advantage health insurance company. The company began operating in 2019 and is an affiliate of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND). BCBSND was founded in 1940 with the mission to provide members with affordable access to health care across the state.
NextBlue of North Dakota is a PPO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in NextBlue of North Dakota depends on contract renewal.
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