Non-Discrimination Notice

Our Health Plan complies with federal civil rights laws. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. The Health Plan does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

The Health Plan:

Provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:

  • Qualified sign language interpreters
  • Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats)

Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:

  • Qualified interpreters
  • Information written in other languages

If you need these services, contact our dedicated Medicare Customer Care representatives at 877-883-9577, (TTY: 800-662-1220). Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. From October 1 - March 31, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., 7 days a week.

If you believe that the Health Plan has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with:

Advocacy Department
Attn: Civil Rights Coordinator
PO Box 4717
Syracuse, NY 13221

Phone: 800-614-6575 (TTY: 800-662-1220)
Fax: 315-671-6656

You can file a grievance in person or by mail or fax. If you need help filing a grievance, the
Health Plan’s Civil Rights Coordinator is available to help you.

You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, or by mail or phone at:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 509F, HHH Building
Washington, D.C. 20201

Phone: 800-368-1019 (TDD: 800-537-7697)
Complaint forms

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is an HMO plan and PPO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Excellus BlueCross BlueShield depends on contract renewal. Submit a complaint about your Medicare plan at or learn about filing a complaint by contacting the Medicare Ombudsman. Y0028_8094_C.

This page last updated 10-01-2021.

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