Currently, 96,371 residents receive Part A and Part B Missoula Montana Medicare. Of this number, 21,427 currently participate in a Medicare Advantage plan versus 74,944 participating in a fee-for-service plan.

Missoula, Montana Supplemental Medicare Plans

The following guide details supplemental Medicare plans available to Missoula residents, explores additional resources, and answers residents’ common questions.

The data used in this guide revolve around a female who’s 65 years old.

Cheapest Medicare Advantage Plans in Missoula, Montana

The overall Medicare Advantage participation rate for Missoula is 22.23%. Missoula, MT, residents can choose from 18 Medicare Advantage plans. We’ll break down three of them below.

Let’s look at Humana first. This plan carries a zero-dollar monthly premium and a MOOP (maximum-out-of-pocket) rate of $4,400. As a local PPO, this plan covers a low-service area. However, this plan also provides significant coverage since it carries a four-star rating.

UnitedHealthcare is another four-star rated plan. Its MOOP rate is much higher, sitting at $6,700. Additionally, this plan has a zero-dollar monthly premium and is a Local PPO. Using this plan, most patients don’t need to fund copays for telehealth visits.

PacificSource also features a zero-dollar monthly premium and is a Local PPO. However, it features a three-star rating. Lastly, its MOOP rate sits at $5,900.

PLAN PREMIUM MOOP PLAN TYPE STAR RATING
UnitedHealthcare $0 $6,700 LOCAL PPO 4
Humana $0 $4,400 LOCAL PPO 4
PacificSource $0 $5,900 LOCAL PPO 3
Humana $0 $6,700 LOCAL PPO 4
BCBS of Montana $0 $4,400 LOCAL PPO 4

Affordable Medicare Supplement Plans in Missoula, Montana

For supplementing their Missoula, Montana Medicare, residents like to explore Medigap and Medicare Supplement plans. Since the government standardizes these plans, their benefits don’t change from state to state. However, monthly premiums do vary depending upon the state.

The most popular plan residents choose is Plan F. While this features the highest premium range of $134.92 to $375.25, this plan also features the most comprehensive coverage. With this plan, you pay less out-of-pocket expenses when receiving medical care.

Plan HDF also exists for patients who want great medical coverage but don’t want to pay high premiums. Using this plan, your premium range will be $29 to $69.27. However, using this plan means paying a higher deductible upon receiving medical care.

Many patients use Plan G as an alternative to Plan F as they share many of the same benefits. Using Plan G, expect slightly lower premiums, ranging from $111.27 to $355.92. Just like Plan F, Plan G also has a high deductible version that shares all the same benefits.

LETTER PLAN LOWEST PREMIUM HIGHEST PREMIUM
PLAN A $88.00 $289.42
PLAN B $132.08 $312.25
PLAN C $152.00 $373.00
PLAN D $116.63 $206.90
PLAN F $134.92 $375.25
PLAN HDF $29.00 $69.27
PLAN G $111.27 $355.92
PLAN HDG $29.00 $81.13
PLAN K $46.64 $112.00
PLAN L $70.33 $224.12
PLAN M $114.54 $207.78
PLAN N $87.72 $346.95

Average Medicare Part D in Missoula, Montana

The one drawback to Medigap plans is that they don’t cover prescription medications. Additionally, only some Medicare Advantage plans do. Standalone Part D plans resolve this by offering medication coverage.

Wellcare remains a top choice for Part D Missoula Montana Medicare plans. Using this plan, expect a premium of $10.60 and a deductible of $480. Also, expect to spend between zero to four dollars for most generic prescriptions.

Missoula residents also choose Humana. This four-star rated plan features a monthly premium of $22.70 with a $480 deductible. Using this plan, most generic prescriptions cost patients between one to four dollars.

For a plan with a lower deductible, choose UnitedHealthcare. While this plan has a higher monthly premium of $29.30, its $310 deductible can offset the higher premium costs. This plan also features a four-star rating, signifying excellent coverage.

PLAN PREMIUM DEDUCTIBLE STAR RATING
Aetna $6.80 $480 3
Wellcare $10.60 $480 3
Clear Spring $16.60 $480 2
Humana $22.70 $480 4
UnitedHealthcare $29.30 $310 4

Medicare Special Needs Plans in Missoula, Montana

Special Needs Plans (SNPs) provide additional Medicare coverage in Missoula, Montana. As a subsection of Medicare Advantage plans, these plans help provide coverage to patients with chronic disabilities or special needs. However, these plans aren’t available in all regions.

Missoula residents can gain access to the Humana SNP. This SNP carries a zero-dollar premium with a MOOP rate of $3,450. This HMO is dual-eligible, meaning residents need to qualify for Medicaid and medical help under a state plan through Medicaid.

PLAN PREMIUM MOOP PLAN TYPE ELIGIBILITY
Humana $0 $3,450 HMO Dual

FAQs

Which Medigap plan offers the most coverage in Missoula, Montana?

Missoula residents qualifying for Medicare on the first of 2020 should choose Plan F for the most coverage. However, for residents who didn’t qualify for Medicare, choosing Plan G is their best alternative for comprehensive coverage.

Do Medigap plans cover drugs in Missoula, Montana?

No Medigap plan covers prescriptions in Missoula, Montana. Additionally, only some Medicare Advantage plans do. Residents can resolve this by enrolling in a standalone Part D plan.

How are Medigap rates determined in Missoula, Montana?

Many factors determine your Medigap rates in Missoula, Montana. Along with the time you sign up for Medigap, factors may include age, gender, and tobacco use. Plans exist where premiums stay the same regardless of age, while some plans increase with age.

How do I change my Medicare plan in Missoula, Montana?

The best way to change your Missoula, Montana Medicare plan is to do so during an open enrollment period.

Unless under particular circumstances (such as a plan leaving your service area), switching your Medicare Plan outside the enrollment period might result in fees or other complications.

How common are Medicare Part B excess charges in the Missoula, Montana, Area?

While Medicare Part B excess charges do occur, they remain rare — both in Missoula and nationwide. Roughly 96% of healthcare providers only charge what Medicare chooses to charge for its service.

How To Sign Up for Supplemental Medicare in Missoula

Supplemental Medicare in Missoula, Montana, is a popular choice for those who find that Original Medicare leaves gaps in coverage.

Our team can help you compare plans and choose one that best suits your needs and budget. We work with all carriers to provide our free service.

If you’re looking for supplemental insurance to fill the gaps in your Original Medicare, call or fill out our online rate form today! We would be happy to help you find the right plan for your needs.

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Lindsay Malzone, Lindsay Malzone is the Medicare editor for Medigap.com. She's been contributing to many well-known publications since 2017. Her passion is educating Medicare beneficiaries on all their supplemental Medicare options so they can make an informed decision on their healthcare coverage.
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Rodolfo Marrero, Rodolfo Marrero is one of the co-founders at Medigap.com. He has been helping consumers find the right coverage since the site was founded in 2013. Rodolfo is a licensed insurance agent that works hand-in-hand with the team to ensure the accuracy of the content.