Buffalo 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 Fidelis
(Medicare $0 HMO) 
$327 WellCare
(Today's Options Advantage Plus PPO- $14)
$2,495 WellCare
(Today's Options Advantage Plus PPO- $14)
$8,142

#2

WellCare
(Today's Options Advantage Plus PPO- $14)  
$398 WellCare
(Value HMO)   
$2,601 WellCare
(Essential HMO)  
$8,626
#3 Independent Health
(Medicare Encompass 65 Core HMO) 
$452 Independent Health
(Medicare Encompass 65 Core HMO)  
$2,745 WellCare
(Value HMO)   
$9,242
#4 WellCare
(Essential HMO)  
$467 WellCare
(Essential HMO)  
$2,802 Independent Health
(Medicare Encompass 65 Core HMO)  
$9,377
#5 WellCare
(Value HMO)  
$508 Fidelis
(Medicare $0 HMO)  
$3,077 Aetna
(Medicare Value HMO)  
$9,647
#6 Aetna
(Medicare Value HMO)  
$565 United HealthCare
(Medicare Complete HMO)    
$3,109 United HealthCare
(Medicare Complete HMO)    
$10,464
#7 BCBS of Western NY
(Senior Blue Saver HMO) 
$613 BCBS of Western NY
(Senior Blue Saver HMO)  
$3,131 Centers Plan for Healthy Living
(Advantage Care HMO)  
$10,749
#8 Centers Plan for Healthy Living
(Advantage Care HMO)    
$638 Aetna
(Medicare Value HMO)  
$3,137 BCBS of Western NY
(Senior Blue Saver HMO)  
$10,893
#9 United HealthCare
(Medicare Complete HMO)  
$729 Excellus BCBS
(Univera Senior Choice Basic HMO)  
$3,286 Fidelis
(Medicare $0 HMO)  
$11,046
#10 Excellus BCBS
(Univera Senior Choice Basic HMO)
$751 Centers Plan for Healthy Living
(Advantage Care HMO)  
$3,353 Excellus BCBS
(Univera Senior Choice Basic HMO)  
$11,080
#11 MVP Health Care
(Gold Secure HMO-$25) 
$1,092 MVP Health Care
(Gold Secure HMO-$25)  
$3,573 MVP Health Care
(Gold Secure HMO-$25)  
$11,267
  Average: All Plans $595 Average: All Plans $3,028 Average: All Plans $10,048

*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. 

Medicare has neither reviewed nor endorsed this information.  The Senior Choice Gold Award is not given by Medicare.

This is not a complete listing of plans available in your service area.  For a complete listing, please contact 1-800-MEDICARE or consult www.Medicare.gov

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