Searching Medicare Advantage Plans in South Carolina? Let PlanPrescriber be your resource for South Carolina Medicare Advantage information and plan comparisons.
Medicare beneficiaries in South Carolina can sign up for Medicare Advantage plans as an alternative to their Original Medicare coverage. Offered by private insurance companies in South Carolina, Medicare Advantage plans cover all hospitalization and medical benefits offered by Medicare Part A and Part B. South Carolina Medicare Advantage plans can offer additional benefits such as vision, hearing, and/or dental coverage.
In 2011, there were 44 health maintenance organizations in the state of South Carolina, accounting for 7.8% of the total number of HMOs in the nation. 582,218 residents, or 12.6% of the entire state population, were enrolled in this form of Medicare Advantage plan, which traditionally costs less than comparable health insurance but may place limitations on the range of its coverage.
Medicare Advantage plan availability and costs vary by state. Here are some statistics on availability of Advantage plans in the state of South Carolina:
Additionally, here are some statistics on South Carolina residents enrolled in Medicare Advantage:
Many Medicare Advantage plans in South Carolina 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 South Carolina.
Here are the statistics on South Carolina residents enrolled in Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plans:
It is important to compare all your available plan options when selecting a South Carolina 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 South Carolina. Please note that some Medicare Advantage plans in South Carolina 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 South Carolina 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.