Buffalo 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 Centers Plan for Healthy Living
(Advantage Care HMO)
$2,460 Centers Plan for Healthy Living
(Advantage Care HMO)
$3,600 Centers Plan for Healthy Living
(Advantage Care HMO)
$5,890

#2

Fidelis
(Medicare $0 HMO) 
$3,060 Fidelis
(Medicare $0 HMO) 
$4,280 Fidelis
(Medicare $0 HMO) 
$6,420
#3 WellCare
(Essential HMO)
$3,080 United HealthCare
(Medicare Complete Choice PPO)
$4,620 BCBS of Western NY
(Senior Blue Select HMO - $41)
$6,740
#4 WellCare
(Value HMO)
$3,260 Excellus BCBS (Univera Senior Choice Basic HMO) $4,630 Excellus BCBS (Univera Senior Choice Basic HMO) $6,750
#5 United HealthCare
(Medicare Complete Choice PPO)
$3,310 WellCare
(Essential HMO)
$4,680 WellCare
(Essential HMO)
$7,040
#6 Excellus BCBS (Univera Senior Choice Basic HMO) $3,370 BCBS of Western NY
(Senior Blue Select HMO - $41)
$4,860 United HealthCare
(Medicare Complete Choice PPO)
$7,050
#7 Universal American
(Today's Options Advantage 550 PPO- $39)
$3,420 Universal American
(Today's Options Advantage 550 PPO- $39)
$4,950 Independent Health
(Encompass 65 Core HMO-$65)
$7,220
#8 BCBS of Western NY
(Senior Blue Select HMO - $41)
$3,770 Independent Health
(Encompass 65 Core HMO-$65)
$4,980 Universal American
(Today's Options Advantage 550 PPO- $39)
$7,410
#9 Independent Health
(Encompass 65 Core HMO-$65)
$3,910 WellCare
(Value HMO)
$5,030 WellCare
(Value HMO)
$7,670
#10 MVP Health Care
(WellSelect PPO- $59)
$4,200 MVP Health Care
(WellSelect PPO- $59)
$5,580 MVP Health Care
(WellSelect PPO- $59)
$7,780
  Average: All Plans $3,384 Average: All Plans $4,721 Average: All Plans $6,997

*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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