Houston 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 Amerigroup
(Amerivantage Select HMO) 
$2,390 Aetna
(Medicare Prime HMO) 
$3,360 Aetna
(Medicare Prime HMO)  
$5,060
#2 Aetna
(Medicare Prime HMO) 
$2,480 Amerigroup
(Amerivantage Select HMO) 
$3,480 Amerigroup
(Amerivantage Select HMO) 
$5,350

#3

Texan Plus
(
Classic) 
$2,540 Texan Plus
(
Classic) 
$3,570 Texan Plus
(
Classic) 
$5,350
#4 United HealthCare
(AARP Medicare Complete 1 HMO) 
 
$2,660 Kelseycare
(Advantage Rx) 
$3,680 Kelseycare
(Advantage Rx) 
$5,600
#5 Amerivantage
(Classic+Rx HMO) 
$2,710 United HealthCare
(AARP Medicare Complete 1 HMO) 
$3,790 Blue Cross Blue Shield
(Basic HMO) 
$5,900
#6 Kelseycare
(Advantage Rx) 

$2,840 Amerivantage
(Classic+Rx HMO) 
$3,960 United HealthCare
(AARP Medicare Complete 1 HMO) 
$5,990
#7 WellCare
(Essential) 
 
$2,850 Blue Cross Blue Shield
(Basic HMO) 
$3,980 Amerivantage
(Classic+Rx HMO) 
$6,070
#8 Texan Plus
(Choice HMO)
$2,900 Texan Plus
(Choice HMO)
$4,210 Humana
(Gold Plus HMO) 
$6,190
#9 Blue Cross Blue Shield
(Basic HMO) 
$2,960 Blue Cross Blue Shield
(Premier HMO-$48)
$4,260 Blue Cross Blue Shield
(Premier HMO-$48)
$6,260
#10 Aetna
(Medicare Premier HMO) 

$3,050 Humana
(Gold Plus HMO) 
$4,260 Memorial Hermann
(Advantage HMO) 
$6,390
#11 WellCare
(Value)   
$3,050 Aetna
(Medicare Premier HMO) 
$4,270 Texan Plus
(Choice HMO)
$6,480
#12 Blue Cross Blue Shield
(Premier HMO-$48)
 
$3,110 Memorial Hermann
(Advantage HMO) 
$4,430 Aetna
(Medicare Premier HMO) 
$6,540
#13 Humana
(Gold Plus HMO) 
$3,120 WellCare
(Essential) 
$4,460 Humana
(Choice Texas PPO-$17)
$6,590
#14 Memorial Hermann
(Advantage HMO) 
$3,180 United HealthCare
(AARP Medicare Complete 2 HMO) 
$4,520 WellCare
(Essential) 
$6,900
#15

United HealthCare
(AARP Medicare Complete 2 HMO) 

$3,250 Humana
(Choice Texas PPO-$17)
$4,630 Memorial Hermann
(Advantage PPO) 
$6,910
#16 Memorial Hermann
(Advantage PPO) 
 
$3,370 Memorial Hermann
(Advantage PPO) 
$4,770 United HealthCare
(AARP Medicare Complete 2 HMO) 
$6,960
#17 Care Improvement Plus
(Medicare Advantage PPO-$36)
$3,410 Care Improvement Plus
(Medicare Advantage PPO-$36)
$4,810 Care Improvement Plus
(Medicare Advantage PPO-$36)
$7,320
#18 Humana
(Choice Texas PPO-$17)
$3,440 WellCare
(Value) 
$4,810 WellCare
(Value) 
$7,380
  Average: All Plans $2,962 Average: All Plans $4,181 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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