Searching Medicare Advantage Plans in California? Let PlanPrescriber be your resource for California Medicare Advantage information and plan comparisons.
Medicare beneficiaries in California can sign up for Medicare Advantage plans as an alternative to their Original Medicare coverage. Offered by private insurance companies in California, Medicare Advantage plans cover all hospitalization and medical benefits offered by Medicare Part A and Part B. California Medicare Advantage plans can offer additional benefits such as vision, hearing, and/or dental coverage.
In the state of California, almost all Medicare beneficiaries have access to a Medicare Advantage plan with four or more stars in 2011. The Medicare program rates MA plans based on quality of care. California Medicare beneficiaries can then use these ratings to review their Medicare options. In 2011, almost 45.5% of California residents enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan chose a plan rated four or more stars.
Medicare Advantage plan availability and costs vary by state. Here are some statistics on availability of Advantage plans in the state of California:
Additionally, here are some statistics on California residents enrolled in Medicare Advantage:
Many Medicare Advantage plans in California also include prescription drug coverage. These plans, also known also known as Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plans or MAPDs, combine health and prescription drug coverage into one private insurance plan available to Medicare beneficiaries in California.
Here are the statistics on California residents enrolled in Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plans:
It is important to compare all your available plan options when selecting a California Medicare Advantage plan. The availability and cost of Medicare Advantage plans varies depending on your state and county of residence. Premiums for a Medicare Advantage plan with the same coverage and benefits can vary between different counties within the state of California. Please note that some Medicare Advantage plans in California may offer premiums as low as $0.
You should also decide whether or not you want prescription drug coverage with your Medicare Advantage policy through a MAPD plan. Remember that Medicare Advantage plans may offer additional benefits beyond what is included in Original Medicare coverage. Hence, it is even more important to compare plans with the benefits best suited for your needs.
To start comparing Medicare Advantage plans in California today, enter your zip code above for a customized list of plans available in your area. You can also enter in your prescription drugs to further tailor your search and cost estimations.
Data provided by the Kaiser Family Foundation.