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St. Louis 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 WellCare
(No Premium PPO) 
$356 Essence Healthcare
(Advantage HMO) 
$1,915 Essence Healthcare
(Advantage HMO) 
$4,050
#2 Anthem
(MediBlue Plus HMO) 
$401 United Healthcare
(AARP Medicare Advantage HMO) 
$2,568 WellFirst Health
(SSM Health Unity HMO) 
$4,941
#3 WellFirst Health
(SSM Health Unity HMO) 
$435 Humana
(Gold Plus HMO-14) 
$2,625 Anthem
(MediBlue Plus HMO) 
$5,289
#4 Essence Healthcare
(Advantage HMO) 
$445 Anthem
(MediBlue Plus HMO) 
$2,672 Humana
(Gold Plus HMO-14) 
$5,466
#5 Cigna 
(Preferred HMO) 
 
$564 WellFirst Health
(SSM Health Unity HMO) 
$2,753 United Healthcare
(AARP Medicare Advantage HMO) 
$5,509
#6 United Healthcare
(AARP Medicare Advantage HMO)   
$564 Cigna 
(Preferred HMO) 
$3,020 Aetna 
(Gold Advantage Prime HMO) 
$7,514
#7 Aetna 
(Gold Advantage Prime HMO)  
$574 WellCare
(No Premium PPO) 
$4,197 WellCare
(No Premium PPO) 
$8,569
#8 Humana
(Gold Plus HMO-14) 
$594 Aetna 
(Gold Advantage Prime HMO) 
$4,390 Cigna 
(Preferred HMO) 
$9,886
  Average: All Plans $492 Average: All Plans $3,018 Average: All Plans $6,403

*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 ($148.50 in 2021 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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