Des Moines Area Comparisons

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 Medigold
(Essential HMO) 
$420 HealthPartners
(UnityPoint Align PPO) 
$2,935 United HealthCare
(AARP Medicare Advantage 2 HMO)
$6,309
#2 WellMark
(Blue Medicare Advantage PPO) 
$539893 United HealthCare
(AARP Medicare Advantage 2 HMO) 
$3,028 Humana
(Gold Plus HMO-53) 
$6,576
#3 HealthPartners
(UnityPoint Align PPO)
$560 Humana
(Gold Plus HMO-53) 
$3,380 Medigold
(Essential HMO) 
$7,814
#4 United HealthCare
(AARP Medicare Advantage 2 HMO) 
$564 WellMark
(Blue Medicare Advantage PPO) 
$4,430 WellMark
(Blue Medicare Advantage PPO) 
$8,384
#5 Aetna  
(Medicare Prime HMO) 
$629 Medigold
(Essential HMO) 
$4,431 Aetna  
(Medicare Prime HMO) 
$8,529
#6 Humana
(Gold Plus HMO-53) 
$764 Aetna  
(Medicare Prime HMO) 
$4,660 HealthPartners
(UnityPoint Align PPO) 
$10,262
  Average: All Plans $579 Average: All Plans $3,811 Average: All Plans $7,979

*Annual estimated costs (out-of-pocket expenses) include applicable 2022 plan copayments, deductibles, and premiums as posted on Medicare Plan Finder (www.Medicare.gov). Medicare Part B monthly premiums ($170.10 in 2022 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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