Birmingham Area Comparisons

2019 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 Bright Health
(Advantage HMO)
   $233 Aetna
(Medicare Value HMO) 

$2,029

Aetna
(Medicare Value HMO) 
$6,869
#2 Bright Health
(Advantage Choice HMO)
$233 Aetna
(Medicare Freedom PPO)  
 $2,046 Aetna
(Medicare Freedom PPO)  
$6,996

#3

VIVA Health
(Medicare Me HMO) 
$252 VIVA Health
(Medicare Me HMO) 
 
$2,072 Cigna HealthSpring
(Preferred HMO)
$7,042
#4 United HealthCare
(AARP Medicare Complete 1 HMO) 
$253 Bright Health
(Advantage HMO)
 
$2,103 VIVA Health
(Medicare Plus HMO) 
$8,252
#5 Humana
(Gold Plus HMO)  

$274 Bright Health
(Advantage Choice HMO)
$2,207 Blue Cross Blue Shield
(Blue Advantage Complete PPO) 
$8,488
#6 Aetna
(Medicare Value HMO) 
$302 Blue Cross Blue Shield
(Blue Advantage Complete PPO) 
 
$2,338 Bright Health
(Advantage HMO) 
$8,578
#7 Aetna
(Medicare Freedom PPO)
$304 United HealthCare
(AARP Medicare Complete 1 HMO) 
$2,424 Bright Health
(Advantage Choice HMO) 
$8,578
#8 VIVA Health
(Medicare Plus HMO) 
$320 Humana
(Gold Plus HMO)  
 

$2,533 United HealthCare
(AARP Medicare Complete 1 HMO) 
 

$9,255
#9 Blue Cross Blue Shield
(Blue Advantage Complete PPO) 

$334 VIVA Health
(Medicare Plus HMO) 
$2,533 Humana
(Gold Plus HMO)  
$9,267
#10 Cigna HealthSpring
(Preferred HMO)

$386 Cigna HealthSpring
(Preferred HMO)
$2,599 Cigna HealthSpring
(Preferred HMO)
$9,616
  Average: All Plans $289 Average: All Plans $2,245 Average: All Plans $8,294

*Annual estimated costs (out-of-pocket expenses) include applicable 2019 plan copayments, deductibles, and premiums as posted on Medicare Plan Finder (www.Medicare.gov). Medicare Part B monthly premiums ($135.50 in 2019 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.  

The information contained herein is neither guaranteed nor intended to represent actual enrollee experiences for any Medicare plan.  HealthMetrix Research Inc. does not endorse or recommend specific Medicare plans. 

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