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Oregon Medicare Advantage Plans

Searching Medicare Advantage Plans in Oregon? Let PlanPrescriber be your resource for Oregon Medicare Advantage information and plan comparisons.

Learn about Medicare Advantage in Oregon

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

There are many different types of Medicare Advantage plans available in Oregon. One plan option is a health maintenance organization (HMO), which offers preventive care as well as treatment for illness and injury. In 2012, there were 21 private insurance companies offering Medicare Advantage plans, and there are around 54 HMOs offered in Oregon. Over 1,101,097 Oregon residents were enrolled in a HMO Medicare Advantage plan in 2012.

Statistics on Oregon 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 Oregon:

  • Number of Oregon private insurance companies with Medicare Advantage contracts (2013): 21
  • Number of Oregon Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans (SNPs) (2013): 9
  • Average quality rating of Oregon Medicare Advantage Plans (2011): 3.89

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

  • Number of Oregon residents enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans (2011): 280,251
  • Percentage of total Oregon Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Advantage (2011): 42%
  • Percentage of Oregon Medicare Advantage enrollees enrolled in a 4+ star plan (2011): 59.4%

Oregon Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans

Many Medicare Advantage plans in Oregon 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 Oregon.

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

  • Number of Oregon residents enrolled in MAPDs (2010): 205,855
  • Percentage out of total Oregon Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in MAPD plans (2010): 31%

Compare Oregon Medicare Advantage Plans

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