2014 Overview

Everyone’s insurance needs are different. Independence Blue Cross developed BlueExtra Basic and BlueExtra Plus for residents in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery. With BlueExtra, you receive affordable dental and vision benefits, and a hearing aid reimbursement allowance not covered by Original Medicare or other commercial health care plans.

With BlueExtra:

  • You choose between a Basic or Plus plan — both at affordable premiums.
  • You receive dental and vision benefits and a reimbursement allowance for hearing aids.
  • You may be enrolled in any insurance company’s health care plan or have traditional Medicare for your medical coverage.

In order to qualify for BlueExtra, you must live in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania.

With BlueExtra, you get access to the following:

Dental Benefits

  • A low copay for exam/cleaning twice annually
  • Coverage for dental x-rays
  • Coverage for certain dental maintenance and surgical procedures

Vision Benefits

  • Annual eye exam at no additional cost
  • Coverage for eyeglass lenses as well as allowance for eyeglass frames or contact lenses

Hearing Benefits

  • Hearing Aid reimbursement for up to two hearing aids every three years
  • New! BlueExtra now offers access to HearPO. HearPO is a resource available to BlueExtra members looking for help purchasing a hearing aid. HearPO offers low prices on more than 1,000 brand-name hearing aids from industry-leading manufacturers, as well as a 60-day trial period and 3-year warranty and loss & damage coverage. Learn more about this resource.

Health & Wellness Programs*

  • Fitness Reimbursement. Up to $150 reimbursed after 120 workouts in 365 days at an approved gym.
  • Tobacco Cessation. Up to $200 reimbursement for completing an approved tobacco cessation program.
  • “Healthy Weight, Healthy You.” Up to $200 reimbursement towards an approved weight-loss program.

*Only available to BlueExtra Plus members.

Please note: Some restrictions may apply. Please refer to the Outline of Coverage for details.

Outline of Coverage

For details of covered services, copays, and deductibles for BlueExtra Basic, see the:

For details of covered services, copays, and deductibles for BlueExtra Plus, see the:


Enroll online.

You can also enroll in BlueExtra by downloading an PDF icon enrollment application and mail in the completed form to: PO Box 37576, Philadelphia, PA 19101-7576.

Additional Information

Contact Us

  • If you are interested in learning more about BlueExtra, please call 1-877-393-6733 (for the speech- and hearing-impaired: 1-877-219-5457), seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Or mail any inquiries to PO Box 37576, Philadelphia, PA 19101-7576.
  • If you are already enrolled in BlueExtra and have questions call 1-800-ASK-BLUE (for the speech- and hearing-impaired: 1-888-857-4816), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Or mail any inquiries to 1901 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
  • Send us an email.
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