INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 11, 2018--Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana (Anthem) is committed to increasing consumer access to high-quality, affordable healthcare. As part of this commitment, Anthem and The South Bend Clinic announced today that Anthem will be adding The South Bend Clinic to its preferred list of care providers for its Anthem MediBlue Access (PPO) and will continue to be a preferred provider for Anthem MediBlue Plus (HMO) and Anthem MediBlue Dual Advantage (HMO SNP). Beginning in September 2018, South Bend Clinic’s care providers will be considered in-network for these health plans, resulting in lower out-of-pocket costs for consumers compared to seeing a care provider outside of Anthem’s network.

“Anthem strives to deliver a healthcare experience that makes it easier for consumers to improve their health and well-being,” said David McNichols, President of Anthem’s Medicare Central Region. “With the addition of The South Bend Clinic to our Medicare Advantage network, consumers of our health plans will have a broader selection of cost-effective options for their medical care.”

The South Bend Clinic has nearly 150 providers covering nearly 30 different primary care, medical and surgical specialties, located in 7 campuses or offices across the region. With more than 102 years of experience, South Bend Clinic strives to fulfill its mission of providing exceptional patient-centered, physician-led, coordinated care to improve the health of its patients and the community.

“We are happy to be able to expand our accessibility to more of our region’s Medicare-eligible population,” said Paul Meyer, Chief Executive Officer of The South Bend Clinic. “We take great pride in a long history of delivering integrated and coordinated medical care to all our patients and now including Anthem’s Medicare Advantage beneficiaries.”

Anthem currently offers a number of health plans that meet the needs of individuals eligible for Medicare. These plans include Anthem MediBlue Plus (HMO), Anthem MediBlue Access (PPO), and Anthem MediBlue Dual Advantage (HMO SNP).

Some consumers are eligible to enroll in a Medicare plan today. These individuals include those who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid benefits; consumers who qualify for a special enrollment period, such as those who recently moved; or individuals who are turning 65 and newly eligible for Medicare.

For more information regarding Anthem’s Medicare plans and/or care providers, such as The South Bend Clinic, consumers can call (855) 866-4242, which is available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, April 1 to Sept. 30; and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week, Oct. 1 to March 31. Consumers can also visit the company’s online store at https://shop.anthem.com/medicare.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is an HMO DSNP plan with a Medicare contract and a contract with the Indiana Medicaid program. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is an LPPO plan with a Medicare contract. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is an RPPO plan with a Medicare contract. We do not discriminate, exclude people, or treat them differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in our health programs and activities. 注意:如果您使用繁體中文,您可以免費獲得語言援助服務。請致電1-888-230-7338(TTY:711)。 ATENCIÓN: Si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-888-230-7338 (TTY: 711). Other providers are available in our network. Providers may also contract with other Plans/Part D Sponsors.

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About The South Bend Clinic:

Serving the Michiana region since 1916, The South Bend Clinic is a comprehensive, multi-specialty physician group with nearly 150 medical and surgical providers in 30 different primary care, medical and surgical disciplines. The Clinic is the largest physician-owned and independent medical group in Indiana and southwestern Michigan. The South Bend Clinic physicians practice in seven regional campuses and combine compassionate, integrated and coordinated care with technological sophistication through its clinical laboratory, imaging, ambulatory surgery and cardiac diagnostic and other services. To learn more about The South Bend Clinic, visit www.SouthBendClinic.com and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook/thesouthbendclinic.

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CONTACT: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Hieu Nguyen

(202) 510-8848

hieu.nguyen2@anthem.com

or

The South Bend Clinic

Paul J. Meyer

574-237-9201

www.southbendclinic.com

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