AFL-CIO Medicare Advantage plans are available exclusively to retired union members and their spouses/partners and cannot be found or bought on the open Medicare market. Download your Medicare Advantage enrollment guide and see pages 3 and 4 to learn more about Medicare Advantage vs. Original Medicare, as well as the differences between Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D.
Nationwide access to providers and care.
Telehealth and other virtual care options.
The same benefits in and out of the plan’s network.
Hearing and vision coverage.
Brand-name prescription drug and Rx gap (or “donut hole”) coverage.
Value-added resources like SilverSneakers® gym memberships.
There are multiple plans available to you. Review our plan comparison guide to see benefits and costs. Then choose the option that fits your lifestyle.
These Medicare Advantage plans come with health resources and benefits beyond what Original Medicare provides. These offerings include:
Note: These plans are entirely voluntary. Members will be responsible for their monthly premiums.
Our Medicare Advantage plans provide you care options 24/7 ― in-person, virtually, or over the phone.
The plans also bring you resources like:
Travel emergency assistance worldwide
To find an in-person doctor or specialist in your plan’s network, please visit Find Care and select Guests.
See page 17 of your enrollment guide to find the top 50 most commonly used drugs covered by our plans. For a full list or to check on a specific drug, call our First Impressions line at 833-371-1160 (TTY: 711), 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except holidays.
To enroll in a plan, download your enrollment guide and mail the completed enrollment form to the address noted. You may also fill it out digitally and email it to the email address on the form. If you’d like a hard copy, please call the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield First Impressions line at 833-371-1160 (TTY: 711), 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except holidays.
The answers to your questions are just a phone call away.
Call the Anthem First Impressions Welcome Team at 833-371-1160, TTY: 711, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET, except holidays.
Call Benistar Admin Services, your plan sponsor’s administrator, at 844-235-3787, Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET, and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.
If you’ve already enrolled and have benefit questions or need help finding care, call the Member Services number on the back of your plan membership card.
We are excited to offer richer benefit choices to Medicare-eligible retirees through our Medicare Advantage plans. They provide additional value to members without burdening local plan sponsors.
You can find more information about the plans in our:
These materials can be downloaded and emailed to your eligible retirees to promote engagement. If you need hard copies of the materials or have questions about the plans, communicating to your retirees, or general enrollment, please reach out to your Benistar plan administrator at 855-694-6942.