Albany Area Comparisons

2017 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 Humana
(Gold Plus HMO) 
   $3,000 Fidelis
(Medicare HMO)   

$4,280

Humana
(Gold Plus HMO) 
$6,380
#2 Fidelis
(Medicare HMO) 
$3,060 Humana
(Gold Plus HMO) 
 $4,330 Fidelis
(Medicare HMO)   
$6,420

#3

VNSNY
(Choice Medicare Classic HMO) 
$3,230 VNSNY
(Choice Medicare Classic HMO) 
 
$4,500 Blue Shield NENY
(Senior Blue 650 HMO - $41) 
$6,620
#4

WellCare
(Value) 

$3,260 United HealthCare
(Medicare Complete Choice PPO)  
$4,620 Aetna
(Medicare Value HMO-$29) 
$6,900
#5 United HealthCare
(Medicare Complete Choice PPO) 
$3,310 Aetna
(Medicare Value HMO-$29) 
$4,630 VNSNY
(Choice Medicare Classic HMO) 
 
$6,910
#6 Aetna
(Medicare Value HMO-$29)
$3,420 Blue Shield NENY
(Senior Blue 650 HMO - $41) 
$4,750 MVP Health Care
(BasicCare PPO)  
$7,050
#7 Universal American
(Today's Options Advantage 550 PPO)
$3,420 MVP Health Care
(BasicCare PPO)  
$4,870 United HealthCare
(Medicare Complete Choice PPO)  
$7,050
#8 MVP Health Care
(BasicCare PPO)
$3,490 Universal American
(Today's Options Advantage 550 PPO) 
$4,950 Universal American
(Today's Options Advantage 550 PPO) 
$7,410
#9 Blue Shield NENY
(Senior Blue 650 HMO - $41)
$3,710 WellCare
(Value) 
 
$5,030 WellCare
(Value) 
 
$7,670
#10 CDPHP
(Basic Rx HMO-$36)
$3,900 Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
(MediBlue Acess PPO - $70 
$5,510 Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
(MediBlue Acess PPO - $70 
$7,770
#11 Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
(MediBlue Acess PPO - $70
$4,130 CDPHP
(Basic Rx HMO-$36) 
$5,590 CDPHP
(Basic Rx HMO-$36) 
$8,100
  Average: All Plans $3,448 Average: All Plans $4,824 Average: All Plans $7,116

*Annual estimated cost (out-of-pocket expenses) from Medicare Plan Finder (www.Medicare.gov) include applicable plan copayments, deductibles, and premiums. Medicare Part B monthly premiums ($134 or $109 in 2017 for most beneficiariesare included in cost calculations.  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.  Estimates do not include cost-sharing for additional popular benefits provided by some plans, e.g., eyewear, hearing aids, dental prevention services, transportation.  

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