You may be eligible for a Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicare Advantage plan if you live within an area that offers the plan you are interested in joining, if you have both Medicare Part A and Part B, and if you have not been diagnosed with End-Stage Renal Disease, or ESRD, according to Medicare.gov. In most cases, you must meet each of these qualifications. Exceptions are sometimes considered under special circumstances.
On its website, Blue Cross and Blue Shield provides a list of states that provide Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicare Advantage insurance plans. You may use this list to find out specific details regarding a particular Medicare Advantage plan in your state by visiting your state's Blue Cross and Blue Shield website.
Although individuals with end-stage renal disease are generally not considered for Medicare Advantage plans, exceptions may be considered, according to Medicare.com. You may qualify for a Medicare Advantage plan if you develop end-stage renal disease while already enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, if you currently receive health benefits from the organization offering the Medicare Advantage plan, or if you have undergone a successful kidney transplant and remain qualified for Medicare benefits, indicates Medicare.gov. You may contact the plan to determine your eligibility.