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Tennessee Medicare Advantage Plans

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

Learn about Medicare Advantage in Tennessee

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

In 2011, 2.3% of all Medicare Advantage beneficiaries in the United States, or 265,842 individuals, were Tennessee residents enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan. This equals around 25.3% of all Tennessee beneficiaries at this time. Tennessee offers Special Needs Plans (SNPs) to those with certain chronic illness and disabilities. In 2012, there were 3 Chronic or Disabling, 1 Institutional, and 6 Dual Eligible SNPs available in the state of Tennessee.

Statistics on Tennessee 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 Tennessee:

  • Number of Tennessee private insurance companies with Medicare Advantage contracts (2013): 11
  • Number of Tennessee Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans (SNPs) (2013): 7
  • Average quality rating of Tennessee Medicare Advantage Plans (2011): 3.54

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

  • Number of Tennessee residents enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans (2011): 306,879
  • Percentage of total Tennessee Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Advantage (2011): 27%
  • Percentage of Tennessee Medicare Advantage enrollees enrolled in a 4+ star plan (2011): 33.5%

Tennessee Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans

Many Medicare Advantage plans in Tennessee 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 Tennessee.

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

  • Number of Tennessee residents enrolled in MAPDs (2010): 270,145
  • Percentage out of total Tennessee Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in MAPD plans (2010): 24%

Compare Tennessee Medicare Advantage Plans

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