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Learn about Medicare Advantage in South Dakota
Medicare beneficiaries in South Dakota can sign up for Medicare Advantage plans as an alternative to their Original Medicare coverage. Offered by private insurance companies in South Dakota, Medicare Advantage plans cover all hospitalization and medical benefits offered by Medicare Part A and Part B. South Dakota Medicare Advantage plans can offer additional benefits such as vision, hearing, and/or dental coverage.
Medicare Advantage plans with prescription drug coverage are called Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plans (MAPDs). Through these plans, South Dakota Medicare beneficiaries will get all of their Medicare coverage (Part A and Part B), including prescription drug (Part D) assistance. For beneficiaries who are enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug coverage, they are not allowed to join a separate Prescription Drug Plan. In 2010, there were 9,120 Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in MAPDs, accounting for 7% of the South Dakota population.
Statistics on South Dakota 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 South Dakota:
- Number of South Dakota private insurance companies with Medicare Advantage contracts (2013): 6
- Number of South Dakota Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans (SNPs) (2013): N/A
- Average quality rating of South Dakota Medicare Advantage Plans (2011): 3.44
Additionally, here are some statistics on South Dakota residents enrolled in Medicare Advantage:
- Number of South Dakota residents enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans (2011): 18,781
- Percentage of total South Dakota Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Advantage (2011): 12%
- Percentage of South Dakota Medicare Advantage enrollees enrolled in a 4+ star plan (2011): 0.0%
South Dakota Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans
Many Medicare Advantage plans in South Dakota 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 Dakota.
Here are the statistics on South Dakota residents enrolled in Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plans:
- Number of South Dakota residents enrolled in MAPDs (2010): 9,191
- Percentage out of total South Dakota Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in MAPD plans (2010): 7%
Compare South Dakota Medicare Advantage Plans
It is important to compare all your available plan options when selecting a South Dakota 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 Dakota. Please note that some Medicare Advantage plans in South Dakota 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 Dakota 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.