Raleigh Area Comparisons

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 Alignment Health Plan
(NC Premier HMO) 
$480 Alignment Health Plan
(NC Premier HMO) 
$2,125 Alignment Health Plan
(NC Premier HMO) 
$5,062
#2 Experience Health
(Medicare Advantage HMO) 
$485 FirstMedicareDirect
(SmartHMO) 
$2,168 FirstMedicareDirect
(SmartHMO) 
$5,543
#3 FirstMedicareDirect
(SmartHMO) 
$564 Experience Health
(Medicare Advantage HMO) 
$2,533 Experience Health
(Medicare Advantage HMO) 
$6,665
#4 Humana
(Gold Plus HMO)  
$584 Blue Cross Blue Shield
(BlueMedicare Essential HMO) 
$2,814 Blue Cross Blue Shield
(BlueMedicare Essential HMO) 
$6,718
#5 Blue Cross Blue Shield
(BlueMedicare Essential HMO)   
$606 Humana
(Gold Plus HMO)  
$2,835 Humana
(Gold Plus HMO)  
$6,761
#6 Aetna
(Medicare Value HMO) 
$614 United Healthcare
(AARP Medicare Complete 2 HMO)   
$3,213 United Healthcare
(AARP Medicare Complete 2 HMO)   
$8,179
#7 WellCare
(No Premium HMO)  
$650 Aetna
(Medicare Value HMO) 
$4,520 WellCare
(No Premium HMO)  
$9,446
#8 United Healthcare
(AARP Medicare Complete 2 HMO)   
$734 WellCare
(No Premium HMO)  
$4,681 Aetna
(Medicare Value HMO) 
$10,034
  Average: All Plans $590 Average: All Plans $3,111 Average: All Plans $7,301

*Annual estimated costs (out-of-pocket expenses) include applicable 2022 plan copayments, deductibles, and premiums as posted on Medicare Plan Finder (www.Medicare.gov). Medicare Part B monthly premiums ($170.10 in 2022 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.  

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