Supplemental Medicare plans in Aurora, Colorado, are rapidly growing in popularity since they help cover what is covered by your Original Medicare. Rates of participation are almost 30% for people with an average age of 72.
Medicare plans in Aurora, Colorado
Colorado Medicare Supplemental plans, also known as Medigap, are there to fill in the gaps, but they don’t provide stand-alone coverage. You must remain enrolled in Part A and B for hospital and medical coverage. The below quotes for Aurora, Colorado, are based on a 70-year-old female.
Medicare Advantage plans
Almost 70,000 residents in Aurora have beneficiaries with Part A and Part B plans, with over 20,000 using Medicare Advantage plans. Colorado Medicare Advantage plans, sometimes called “Part C” or “MA Plans,” are offered by private companies approved by Medicare. Medicare pays these companies to cover your Medicare benefits.
Over the last year, these plans have become more significant, and there are more than 35 major Medicare Advantage plans in Aurora.
The chart below has multiple zero-premium Medicare Advantage plans.
The Humana plan has the highest Maximum Out Of Pocket (MOOP) expense for 70-year-old females at $7,550.
Bright Health is an HMO plan with the least out-of-pocket expense but a lower start rating of three than the others at four. Cigna has a three-star rating and a higher MOOP of almost $6,000.
The average cost of Medicare Advantage plans in Aurora, Colorado
|PLAN||PREMIUM||MOOP||Plan Type||Star Rating|
|Anthem BCBS||$0||$6,700||LOCAL PPO||4|
Medigap plans can be very beneficial for those who only have Original Medicare.
Medicare Supplement plans
Medigap policies help to supplement your Original Medicare and protect beneficiaries from paying out-of-pocket medical costs. All Colorado Medigap plans are standardized nationwide, so benefits don’t change from state to state. The only difference is the amount you pay for your monthly premium.
You can compare multiple Letter Plans and their premiums based on the chart below.
Plans HDF and HDG have the lowest premiums at $42. Plans G, F, and N are widely popular as well.
The most expensive lowest premium is found with Plan C at almost $165, and the highest premium at $383, but the highest for Plan F and G also reach $384 and $375, respectively.
Plan K is the next cheapest to HDF and HDG at just over $49, with the highest premium of $121.
The average cost of Medicare Supplement plans in Aurora, Colorado
|LETTER PLAN||LOWEST PREMIUM||HIGHEST PREMIUM|
You can check the Medigap FAQ pages for assistance understanding Medigap premium plans.
Medicare Part D prescription drug plans
Colorado Medicare Part D plans are stand-alone benefits specific to coverage of prescriptions and medications since Medigap plans don’t cover these. Some Medicare Advantage plans out there can cover prescription medications within Aurora. Still, you should check with the agents or providers to determine whether drugs are included.
Below, you will find premiums, deductibles, and star ratings for Aurora’s Medicare Part D plans.
As you can see, the Wellcare Part D plan has the cheapest premium and a higher deductible.
Aetna has the next most affordable premium at just over $7 and a high deductible. Both Wellcare and Aetna also show 3-star ratings.
The lowest deductible you will pay outright is with the UnitedHealthcare Part D plan, and it has an excellent four 4-star rating but a higher premium at almost $30.
The average cost of Medicare Part D plans in Aurora, Colorado
|Mutual of Omaha||$33.80||$480||3|
To understand more about the Part D plan and why it’s necessary, visit our Part D FAQ pages here.
Special Needs plans
Medicare Special Needs Plans (SNPs) in Aurora are a subset of Medicare Advantage plans available for people who fit specific criteria. However, these plans aren’t available in all areas. SNP plans help people with chronic disabilities or special needs.
The chart below shows Special Needs Plans you can get in Aurora, Colorado. Almost all are zero-dollar premium plans, except the Cigna plan, which has a premium of $16.00.
The Anthem BCBS HMO plan has the lowest MOOP at $2,500, but the eligibility is only available to those with special needs or disabled who are institutionalized.
The subsequent more affordable SNP with a lower out-of-pocket cost is found with Bright Health at $3,200. Aetna and UnitedHealthcare pans have the highest out-of-pocket cost at $7,550.
The average cost of Medicare Special Needs plans in Aurora, Colorado
|Bright Health||$0||$3,200||HMO||Chronic or Disabling|
How to sign up for Medicare plans in Aurora, Colorado
If you have questions about signing up for a Medigap plan in Aurora, Colorado, we have licensed agents here to help you! Our agents work with all the top carriers in the state.
They can compare each Medicare Supplement or Advantage plan with each carrier to ensure you get the lowest premium and best coverage that suits your needs. Call us at the above number, or complete our online rate form.