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If you are thinking about getting out of Original Medicare is private fee-for-service health insurance for people on Medicare. It has two parts. Part A is hospital coverage. Part B is medical coverage. and into a Medicare Advantage plan available in Arizona, you're not alone. Nearly half of the estimated 64 million people with Medicare will join a Medicare Advantage plan in 2023. Some join to get more benefits. Some join to save money. And some like a plan's providers.
MedicareWire is a Medicare insurance consulting agency. We founded MedicareWire after seeing and hearing how confusing and frustrating it is to find, understand, and choose a plan. Our services are free to the consumer. can help you find top-rated Medicare Advantage plans in your region of Arizona. The overview of Arizona's market below will give you a clear picture of your top options and who the best providers are. It also shows you how much you can expect to pay each month for a plan.
NOTE: Our analysis does not include Arizona's Medicare Advantage SNP Plans. We evaluate these plans separately. We also did not include plans without Medicare Part D plans are an option Medicare beneficiaries can use to get prescription drug coverage. Part D plans provide cost-sharing on covered medications in four different phases: deductible, initial coverage, coverage gap, and catastrophic. Each... benefits, employer plans, or Medicare-Medicaid Plans (MMPs).
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Who Has The Best Medicare Advantage Plans in Arizona?
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid is a public health insurance program that provides health care coverage to low-income families and individuals in the United States. Service (CMS) rates Arizona's Medicare Advantage plans based on a 5-star rating scale. Information from members and data provided by plans is used to determine a plan's star rating.
There are no 5-star plans in Arizona in 2023. However, there are 4.5-star plans. This year, the highest rated Medicare plans available in Arizona come from:
MedicareWire recommends evaluating plans from these Arizona providers first. Why? Because more stars mean a better plan. For instance, members may get better care and customer service from a 5-star plan than from a 4-star one.
IMPORTANT: Depending on where you live in Arizona, Medicare Advantage (MA), also known as Medicare Part C, are health plans from private insurance companies that are available to people eligible for Original Medicare (Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B). may have many valuable benefits (as compared to Original Medicare). But, before you choose, it's crucial that you understand the potential disadvantage of Medicare Advantage plans.
Complete List of Arizona's 2023 Medicare Advantage Plan Providers
Arizona's Medicare Advantage plans are offered by 16 plan providers, including:
- Aetna Medicare
- Alignment Health Plan
- Amerigroup Insurance Company
- Banner Health Plan
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
- Devoted Health
- Imperial Insurance Companies
- Lasso Healthcare
- Magellan Health
- SCAN Desert Health Plan
- Wellcare by Allwell
Arizona's Top-Rated Medicare Advantage Plans in 2023
Here are the top-ranked 2023 Medicare Advantage plans in Arizona, according to the The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is the U.S. Federal agency that runs the Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Programs.:
Top Medicare Advantage Plans in Arizona
|Provider||Plan ID||Plan Name||Premium||Limit||Stars|
|Humana||H5216-197||Humana Value Plus H5216-197 (PPO)||$36.30||$7,550||4.5|
|Humana||H5216-198||HumanaChoice H5216-198 (PPO)||$30.00||$4,900||4.5|
|Humana||H5216-260||HumanaChoice H5216-260 (PPO)||$0.00||$7,550||4.5|
|Humana||H5216-263||HumanaChoice H5216-263 (PPO)||$0.00||$5,300||4.5|
|Humana||H5216-137||HumanaChoice H5216-137 (PPO)||$0.00||$7,350||4.5|
|Humana||H5216-224||HumanaChoice H5216-224 (PPO)||$23.00||$3,900||4.5|
|Humana||H5216-034||HumanaChoice H5216-034 (PPO)||$118.00||$7,550||4.5|
|Humana||H5216-338||Humana USAA Honor with Rx (PPO)||$0.00||$6,100||4.5|
|Humana||H5216-265||HumanaChoice H5216-265 (PPO)||$0.00||$4,500||4.5|
|Humana||H5216-335||HumanaChoice H5216-335 (PPO)||$96.00||$2,900||4.5|
|UnitedHealthcare||H5253-036||AARP Medicare Advantage (HMO-POS)||$52.00||$3,900||4.5|
|UnitedHealthcare||H5253-035||AARP Medicare Advantage Plus (HMO-POS)||$15.00||$4,300||4.5|
|Cigna||H0354-028||Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO)||$0.00||$2,500||4.0|
|Cigna||H0354-001||Cigna Preferred Medicare (HMO)||$0.00||$2,300||4.0|
|Cigna||H0354-029||Cigna Preferred Savings Medicare (HMO)||$0.00||$3,100||4.0|
|Devoted Health||H8173-007||Devoted CORE Arizona (HMO)||$0.00||$4,000||4.0|
|Devoted Health||H8173-008||Devoted SELECT Arizona (HMO)||$25.20||$4,000||4.0|
|Devoted Health||H8173-013||Devoted GIVEBACK Arizona (HMO)||$0.00||$3,900||4.0|
|Humana||H0028-023||Humana Gold Plus H0028-023 (HMO)||$41.00||$6,700||4.0|
|Humana||H0028-024||Humana Gold Plus H0028-024 (HMO)||$0.00||$4,900||4.0|
|Humana||H0028-027||Humana Gold Plus H0028-027 (HMO)||$0.00||$3,400||4.0|
|Humana||H0028-028||Humana Gold Plus H0028-028 (HMO)||$0.00||$5,500||4.0|
|Humana||H0028-052||Humana Gold Plus H0028-052 (HMO)||$0.00||$2,800||4.0|
|Humana||H0028-021||Humana Gold Plus H0028-021 (HMO)||$0.00||$2,400||4.0|
|UnitedHealthcare||H2228-076||AARP Medicare Advantage Choice Plan 1 (PPO)||$34.00||$5,100||4.0|
|UnitedHealthcare||H2228-094||AARP Medicare Advantage Choice Plan 2 (PPO)||$0.00||$5,600||4.0|
|UnitedHealthcare||H2228-074||AARP Medicare Advantage Walgreens Plan 1 (PPO)||$0.00||$4,500||4.0|
|UnitedHealthcare||H2228-077||AARP Medicare Advantage Walgreens Plan 2 (PPO)||$0.00||$5,400||4.0|
|UnitedHealthcare||H2228-097||AARP Medicare Advantage Walgreens Plan 3 (PPO)||$25.00||$3,500||4.0|
The top providers listed above do not tell the full story. That's because your Arizona County may or may not have one of the top-rated plans. Unlike Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage plans are regional. Read How Does Medicare Advantage Work to learn more.
Best 2023 Medicare Advantage Plans by Arizona County
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How to Find the Best Medicare Advantage Plan Available in Arizona
You may be looking at plans for several different reasons, including turning 65 or the The Annual Enrollment Period is when Medicare beneficiaries can join, drop or change Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D prescription drug plans. AEP begins on 15 October and ends on 7 December.. Or, perhaps you are navigating a special enrollment event, such as moving to a new area. In all of these cases, there are a few important details you need to consider.
1. Consider Your Expected Utilization
Utilization is what determines your overall cost. Healthy individuals use fewer healthcare services. These people can save money by evaluating plans with low monthly A premium is an amount that an insurance policyholder must pay for coverage. Premiums are typically paid on a monthly basis. In the federal Medicare program, there are four different types of premiums. . Be aware that these plans often have higher A copayment, also known as a copay, is a set dollar amount you are required to pay for a medical service. and a higher maximum out-of-pocket limit.
The opposite is true if you have one or more health conditions and frequently use healthcare services. In this case, plans with higher monthly premiums, low copayments, and low maximum out-of-pocket limits will help you save money.
2. Evaluate Your Prescription Costs
Prescriptions are often the main reason that people pay more for healthcare. Because most Medicare Advantage plans include Part D coverage for prescriptions, it is important to ensure you get the right plan that covers your medications at a cost you can afford.
3. Understand Your Additional Coverage Needs
Original Medicare only covers your major medical services, leaving you to pay for dental, vision, hearing, and other healthcare services, or get additional coverage. Fortunately, a growing number of Medicare Advantage plans cover many of the essential services not covered by your Part A and Medicare Part B is medical coverage for people with Original Medicare benefits. It covers doctor visits, preventative care, tests, durable medical equipment, and supplies. Medicare Part B pays 80 percent of most medically necessary healthcare services. benefits.
4. Consider Your Healthcare Providers
Medicare Advantage plans use healthcare provider networks, and not all primary care doctors and specialists accept all plans. For many Arizona shoppers, finding a plan that their doctor(s) accept is exhausting. We can help!
Should I Choose an HMO or PPO plan?
There are many plan options available when shopping for Medicare Advantage plans in Arizona, including HMO and PPO options. These are some of the differences you should consider before making a plan selection.
- With an HMO you may pay less out-of-pocket, but you will need to choose a primary physician to coordinate your care. Referrals for specialists are often required. Except in an emergency, you must remain within the provider network.
- With a PPO you are not required to get referrals for specialty care. You have the option to get health care outside of the plan's provider network. However, typically you will pay more and the out-of-pocket maximum for out-of-network care will be higher.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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What are the pros and cons of a Medicare Advantage plan?
Medicare Advantage plans may have several disadvantages. Most plans require that their members use their network providers. It is also difficult to budget for healthcare costs as costs are largely determined by your use of healthcare services. Many plans require that members obtain referrals to a specialist before they are authorized to receive a service. Discover more disadvantages of Medicare Advantage plans.
How much does Medicare Advantage cost in Arizona?
On average, the cost of a Medicare Advantage plan in Arizona is $11.16 (based on 2023 rates). That's just the cost of the monthly premium to be in the plan. If you have chronic health conditions, the plan's Out-of-Pocket Costs for Medicare are the remaining costs that are not covered by the beneficiary's health insurance plan. These costs can come from the beneficiary's monthly premiums, deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments., including copays and A deductible is an amount a beneficiary must pay for their health care expenses before the health insurance policy begins to pay its share., should also be considered. Additionally, Medicare Advantage plans often include Part D prescription drug benefits that have out-of-pocket costs at the pharmacy.
What are Medicare Advantage plans required to cover?
At a minimum, every Medicare Advantage plan sold in Arizona must cover all of the benefits offered in Original Medicare. However, plans are not required to cover healthcare services in the same way. Medicare Part A is hospital coverage for Medicare beneficiaries. It covers inpatient care in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. It also covers limited home healthcare services and hospice care. covers 80% of hospital stays, skilled nursing, Health care services and supplies a doctor decides you may receive in your home under a plan of care established by your doctor. Medicare only covers home health care on a limited basis as ordered..., and Hospice is a special way of caring for people who are terminally ill. Hospice care involves a team-oriented approach that addresses the medical, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of the patient. care. Part B covers 80% of doctor visits, lab tests, and other outpatient services. But, Medicare Advantage plans can set their own copays, and often charge more than 20%. On the positive side, plans must set an annual out-of-pocket limit.
Methodology and Sources
Our analysis of the top-rated Medicare Advantage plans in Arizona excludes employer group plans, Medicare-Medicaid Plans (MMPs), Medicare Savings Account Plans (MSAs), Special Needs Plans (SNPs), and plans that do not include Part D benefits.
CMS rates health plans in several categories, including delivery of health care, member experience and customer service. When comparing plan ratings, we use state-specific data, not CMS' nationwide figures.
Medicare Advantage plan data is sourced from CMS public use files (see: Citations & References). When needed, we combined affiliated companies to calculate insurer averages.
Citations & References
- CMS.gov, 2023 Medicare Part C Landscape Source Files, Last Accessed October 15, 2022
- Medicare.gov, "5-star special enrollment period", Last Accessed October 20, 2022
- Medicare.gov, "Medicare Advantage Plans", Last Accessed October 1, 2022
- KFF.org, "Medicare Advantage in 2022: Enrollment Update and Key Trends", Last Accessed August 25, 2022
- Medicare.gov, "How to join a Medicare Advantage Plan", Last Accessed October 11, 2022
- CMS.gov, Part C and D Performance Data, Last Accessed October 19, 2022
- CMS.gov, Monthly MA Enrollment by State/County/Contract, Last Accessed October 1, 2022
- CMS.gov, Biden-Harris Administration Announces Lower Premiums for Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans in 2023, Last Accessed September 29, 2022
This Medicare Advantage state information page was last updated on .