Texas Medicare Advantage Plans

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Learn about Medicare Advantage in Texas

Medicare beneficiaries in Texas can sign up for Medicare Advantage plans as an alternative to their Original Medicare coverage. Offered by private insurance companies in Texas, Medicare Advantage plans cover all hospitalization and medical benefits offered by Medicare Part A and Part B. Texas Medicare Advantage plans can offer additional benefits such as vision, hearing, and/or dental coverage.

The 600,000 plus residents enrolled in a Texas Medicare Advantage plan (Medicare Part C) account for over 5.2% of the United States total enrollment in 2011. The average quality rating for all Texas Medicare Advantage plans was 3.2 out of 5 stars.

Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)

Private insurance companies in Texas offer managed healthcare plans through health maintenance organizations (HMOs). These plans usually have lower out-of-pocket costs than other managed healthcare plans such as those offered by preferred provider organizations (PPOs). In 2011, there were plans offered by 73 different HMOs in Texas, and 3.3 million Texans were enrolled in a Medicare Advantage HMO plan.

Statistics on Texas Medicare Advantage Plans

Medicare Advantage plan availability and costs vary by state. Here are some statistics on availability of Advantage plans in the state of Texas:

Additionally, here are some statistics on Texas residents enrolled in Medicare Advantage:

Texas Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans

Many Medicare Advantage plans in Texas 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 Texas.

Here are the statistics on Texas residents enrolled in Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plans:

Compare Texas Medicare Advantage Plans

It is important to compare all your available plan options when selecting a Texas 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 Texas. Please note that some Medicare Advantage plans in Texas 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 Texas 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.

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