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Sunday, October 01, 2023

Highmark's 2024 plans make Medicare more affordable, easier to use - Delaware

  • Introducing a new plan, Freedom Blue PPO Distinct, with an affordable premium and predictable out-of-pocket costs
  • Improving Delaware’s #1 plan in net growth for 2023, Freedom Blue PPO Prestige , with reduced lab copays and lower dental costs
  • Making dental care more accessible and more affordable for Medicare Advantage members by offering $0 preventive dental plus first dollar comprehensive dental coverage and up to $3,500 in allowances
  • Added value for current Highmark members with lower copays and expanded supplemental benefits, including increased over-the-counter allowances on many plans
  • Locally based Medicare Advisors to guide shoppers through plan selection and enrollment
  • Concierge customer service teams available to help members navigate their healthcare journey.

Wilmington, Del. (October 1, 2023) — Highmark has debuted their 2024 plan designs with options to meet the wide range of needs of Medicare consumers.  Highmark’s 2024 Medicare Advantage offerings include a complete portfolio of plans so any Medicare shopper can find the Highmark plan that’s right for them — including plans with $0 premiums, plans that give you money back every month, plans with market-leading medical benefits, and even a plan designed for veterans. 

“Each year, we consider consumers’ needs as we design our Medicare portfolio,” said Ellen Galardy, President, Federal Business. “Highmark offers plans that make Medicare coverage more affordable, more accessible and easier to use.”   

Highmark’s Medicare Advantage plans in Delaware were designed together with health experts at ChristianaCare and Bayhealth to deliver the highest-quality care and an exceptional experience at affordable costs.

“Through this collaboration among ChristianaCare, Bayhealth and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, we are creating a new kind of health care experience, where your doctors and health care providers and your insurance company are working together as a team to help you achieve your best health,” said Christine Donohue-Henry, MD, MBA, chief population health officer, ChristianaCare. “Together, we’ve been able to put together a variety of exciting options to meet the diverse needs of Medicare consumers in Delaware.”

Enhanced Benefits for 2024

Highmark Medicare Advantage plans provide market leading medical benefits with multiple plans available that include $0 copays for PCP visits, labs, and generic prescription drugs. “We are very pleased to continue to serve Medicare beneficiaries in Delaware,” said Nick Moriello, President, Highmark Delaware. “We offer a full portfolio of plans for Medicare shoppers, including our Prestige plan, which is an ideal option for those deciding between Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans. In addition to $0 PCP, specialist, lab, therapy, and generic prescription copays, Prestige provides supplemental benefits that Medicare Supplement plans don’t provide such as dental, vision, and hearing coverage and allowances for health-related over-the-counter items.”

As Medicare consumers place a higher priority on dental benefits, Highmark has prioritized making dental care more affordable and more accessible across their footprint. “Shoppers will notice that our dental coverage has reduced members’ out-of-pocket costs for both preventive and comprehensive services,” said Galardy.  “And, we have also increased the number of dental services and procedures that we cover.”

Helping members understand and use their benefits

Galardy said that Highmark designs its Medicare Advantage plans to make it easy for members to use their benefits and stay healthy. “We know that members who use their benefits — such as wellness programs, health coaches, regular doctors’ visits and preventive care — have better health outcomes and fewer medical complications,” she said. “We want to support our members so they can be and stay healthy.”

Highmark offers an array of resources to help members understand and use their benefits.

Highmark Medicare members in Delaware have access to the Delaware Connect Concierge Team. Concierge team members are experts in plan benefits and can connect Highmark members to tools and resources to support their health and well-being, such as assisting with appointment scheduling, setting up virtual visits, and much more to help keep members on track to live their healthiest lives.

For questions about Medicare or Highmark’s 2024 Medicare plans or to enroll in coverage for 2024, consumers can call a Licensed Medicare adviser at 1-800-318-1487. 

To learn more about Highmark’s 2024 Medicare plans or enroll in coverage online, consumers can click here and enter their zip code.

Highmark BCBSD Inc. d/b/a Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield serves the state of Delaware and is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.

All references to “Highmark” in this document are references to the Highmark company that is providing the member’s health benefits or health benefit administration and/or to one or more of its affiliated Blue companies.

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is a Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO, and/or Part D plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in these plans depends on contract renewal.

About Highmark Inc.
One of America's leading health insurance organizations and an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Highmark Inc. (the Health Plan) and its affiliated health plans (collectively, the Health Plans) work passionately to deliver high-quality, accessible, understandable, and affordable experiences, outcomes, and solutions to customers. Highmark Inc. and its Blue-branded affiliates proudly cover the insurance needs of approximately 7 million members in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York and West Virginia. Its diversified businesses serve group customer and individual needs across the United States through dental insurance and other related businesses. For more information, visit

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Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

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