Buffalo Area Comparisons

2021 Medicare Advantage COSTSHARE REPORT

Annual estimated out-of-pocket costs for Medicare Advantage Plan members*
All Plans below include Medicare Part D - Drug Benefits    Indicates $0 Premium Plans
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#1 Fidelis
(Medicare $0 HMO) 
$926 WellCare
(Absolute PPO)     
$4,432 Centers Plan for Healthy Living
(Advantage Care HMO) 
$10,228
#2 WellCare
(Absolute PPO)   
$1,063 Centers Plan for Healthy Living
(Advantage Care HMO) 
$4,682 United HealthCare
(Medicare Advantage HMO) 
$11,015
#3 United HealthCare
(Medicare Advantage HMO)  
$1,140 Aetna
(Medicare Value HMO)   
$4,787 BCBS of Western NY
(Senior Blue Saver HMO)    
$11,300
#4 Aetna
(Medicare Value HMO)    
$1,188 United HealthCare
(Medicare Advantage HMO)   
$4,836 Independent Health
(Medicare Encompass 65 Element HMO)  
$11,812
#5 Centers Plan for Healthy Living
(Advantage Care HMO) 
$1,253 Fidelis
(Medicare $0 HMO) 
$4,971 Excellus BCBS
(Univera Senior Choice Basic HMO) 
$11,923
#6 BCBS of Western NY
(Senior Blue Saver HMO)   
$1,268 BCBS of Western NY
(Senior Blue Saver HMO) 
$5,032 WellCare
(Absolute PPO)   
$15,387
#7 Excellus BCBS
(Univera Senior Choice Basic HMO) 
$1,373 BCBS of Western NY
(Senior Blue Saver HMO) 
$5,393 Aetna
(Medicare Value HMO)     
$16,725
#8 Independent Health
(Medicare Encompass 65 Element HMO)    
$1,378 Independent Health
(Medicare Encompass 65 Element HMO)  
$5,402 MVP Health Care
(Gold Secure HMO-$25) 
$17,603
#9 MVP Health Care
(Gold Secure HMO-$25)   
$1,908 MVP Health Care
(Gold Secure HMO-$25)
$5,860 Fidelis
(Medicare $0 HMO)  
$18,230
  Average: All Plans $1,277 Average: All Plans $5,044 Average: All Plans $13,803

*Annual estimated costs (out-of-pocket expenses) include applicable 2021 plan copayments, deductibles, and premiums as posted on Medicare Plan Finder (www.Medicare.gov). Medicare Part B monthly premiums ($144.60 in 2020 for most beneficiaries) are not included.  Estimated costs may be greater for beneficiaries who are late enrolling for Medicare Part D (prescription drug) coverage or lower for beneficiaries with limited income and resources who may be eligible for low-income subsidies.  Estimates do not include cost-sharing for additional popular benefits provided by some plans, e.g., eyewear, hearing aids, transportation.  

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