Birmingham 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)
   $2,690 Humana
(Gold Plus HMO)  

$3,900

VIVA Health
(Medicare Me HMO) 
 
$5,810
#2 United HealthCare
(AARP Medicare Complete 1 HMO) 
$2,780 United HealthCare
(AARP Medicare Complete 1 HMO) 
 
 $4,040 Humana
(Gold Plus HMO)
$5,870

#3

VIVA Health
(Medicare Me HMO) 
$2,900 VIVA Health
(Medicare Me HMO) 
 
$4,050 Blue Cross Blue Shield
(Blue Advantage Complete PPO) 
 
$6,270
#4 Blue Cross Blue Shield
(Blue Advantage Complete PPO) 

$3,130 United Healthcare
(AARP Medicare Complete 2 HMO-$46) 
$4,280 VIVA Health
(Medicare Plus HMO)  
$6,330
#5 United Healthcare
(AARP Medicare Complete 2 HMO-$46)
$3,180 Blue Cross Blue Shield
(Blue Advantage Complete PPO) 
 
$4,340 United HealthCare
(AARP Medicare Complete 1 HMO) 
 
$6,450
#6 VIVA Health
(Medicare Plus HMO) 
$3,210 VIVA Health
(Medicare Plus HMO)  
$4,470 United Healthcare
(AARP Medicare Complete 2 HMO-$46) 
$6,480
#7 Humana
(Choice PPO-$65) 
$3,570 Humana
(Choice PPO-$65) 

$4,790 Humana
(Choice PPO-$65) 

$6,830
  Average: All Plans $3,066 Average: All Plans $4,267 Average: All Plans $6,291

*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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