There are 264,634 beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare in Tampa, Florida, and nearly 57% are Medicare Advantage plan participants. Below, we will go over the Medicare Supplemental plans available in Tampa.
Medicare Plans in Tampa, Florida
Florida Medicare Supplemental plans are popular for Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in standard Medicare. Medicare Advantage and Medigap plans cover the gaps in Parts A and B.
Medigap plans don’t provide prescription drug coverage, so enrollment in Part D to cover prescription medications is highly recommended. Medicare Advantage plans offer several options for prescription drug coverage so you can select the best method to suit your healthcare needs.
The quotes below are based on a male or female beneficiary between 65 and 70.
Medicare Advantage plans
55 Florida Medicare Advantage beneficiary plans are available in Tampa and Hillsborough County. Most of the Medicare Advantage plans in the area are HMO plans and will require referrals.
Optimum Healthcare (HMO) is the top-rated plan in Tampa, Florida, with a $0 per month premium and a Maximum Out-of-Pocket cost (MOOP) of $1,200.
Another option, Florida Blue, offers a zero-dollar premium and a $2,000 MOOP.
Humana (Regional PPO) also provides a $0 premium with a much higher MOOP of $7,550.
The average cost of Medicare Advantage plans in Tampa, Florida
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Medicare Supplement plans
The federal government standardized Medicare Supplement insurance plans like Florida Original Medicare plans, so there are no changes in benefits from state to state or between Medicare insurance carriers. Monthly premium costs are the only variation between Medicare Supplement insurance coverage. However, the premiums can vary significantly from state to state.
The terms Medicare Supplement and Medigap are used interchangeably. They both refer to insurance plans that provide extra coverage for healthcare expenses not covered by Parts A and B that you would otherwise pay out-of-pocket.
Medicare Supplement Plan Options
Medigap health insurance benefits don’t change yearly, so the same options are available in previous years. The plans are also standardized, so Medigap Plan F, for example, offers the same coverage regardless of the Medigap insurance company.
Many Medicare experts consider Plan G the best Medigap plan because it requires no copays or coinsurance, and you only need to pay the Part B deductible. Medigap Plan G’s costs range from $170-$238 per month. Plan G will cover all your medical expenses except the Medicare Part D deductible.
The high-deductible version of Plan G offers the same benefits but with a lower premium courtesy of a higher deductible. The average costs for an HDG plan are between $46-103 per month.
Medigap Plan N is a cheaper alternative to Plan G with lower premiums. Plan N premiums run between $129-$181 per month, but the plan requires copays at the emergency room and doctor’s office. It does a great job of keeping your medical costs low.
The average cost of Medicare Supplement plans in Tampa, Florida
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Medicare Part D prescription drug plans
Florida Part D plans provide coverage for prescription drugs. Most Medicare Advantage plans offer prescription drug coverage, but a Part D plan is necessary for those who don’t. Medigap plans don’t cover prescriptions, so you must enroll in a Part D plan.
Part D plans in Tampa, Florida, start at $8 per month and range up to $35 per month. The Aetna SilverScript SmartRx plan runs $7.70 monthly with a $480 deductible. Prescription drug costs with this Part D plan are as low as $1 on many generic medications.
Humana offers the highest-rated Part D plan in Tampa, Florida, with a $480 deductible and a monthly premium of under $23.
The Part D plan from Mutual of Omaha is rated three stars and features the same deductible of $480, with the highest premium at $35.20 per month.
The average cost of Medicare Part D plans in Tampa, Florida
|Clear Spring Health||$19.70||$480||2|
|Mutual of Omaha||$35.20||$480||3|
Special Needs plans
Special Needs Plans (SNPs) are tailored Medicare Advantage plans that provide coverage for people with chronic and disabling conditions. SNPs may not be available in all areas.
Optimum Healthcare (HMO) covers individuals with chronic or disabling conditions. There is no premium for coverage, and the MOOP is $2,500.
Freedom Health (HMO) also offers coverage for chronic and disabling conditions. The SNP charges a zero-dollar premium and higher MOOP at $3,400.
Another type of Special Needs Plan is the Dual-Eligible Special Needs Plan or D-SNP, which provides coverage to you if you are eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. Simply Healthcare gives dual-eligible coverage with an Out-of-Pocket maximum of $3,400.
The average cost of Medicare Special Needs plans in Tampa, Florida
|Freedom Health||$0||$3,400||HMO||Chronic or Disabling|
|Optimum Healthcare||$0||$2,500||HMO||Chronic or Disabling|
|Ultimate Health Plans||$0||$3,400||HMO||Chronic or Disabling|
|Careplus Health Plans||$0||$3,400||HMO||Chronic or Disabling|
How to sign up for Medicare plans in Tampa, Florida
Our licensed agents are ready to assist you in choosing the proper Medicare Advantage plan, Medigap, or Part D plan for your healthcare needs. Call us today to discuss available Medicare Supplement coverage options with one of our licensed insurance agents, or complete our online form to get rates.