Around 43,000 Medicare beneficiaries are enjoying the adjacent-to-big-city life in Henderson, Nevada. And they tend to skew younger, age 71 years of age.
Medicare plans in Henderson, Nevada
Of those, 51% are female, and 48% are male, which is a higher percentage of male beneficiaries than in most cities.
Regardless, every beneficiary needs to explore their supplemental health insurance options to add to their Henderson, Nevada, Original Medicare to get the best value for their money.
Medicare Advantage plans
Henderson residents are lucky; Clark County is one of the few counties in Nevada where retirees have 44 different options regarding Henderson, Nevada Medicare Advantage plans. But comparing them all can get overwhelming and fast. We’re here to help.
Many of these Medicare Advantage plans start with a $0 monthly premium, making them highly affordable. But you also have to calculate out-of-pocket costs when deciding on a plan. This means UnitedHealthcare and Wellcare are the two most affordable in the chart below.
Unfortunately, you can’t say that about Humana or Aetna. They allow their plan members to spend up to $6,700 out-of-pocket before taking on more of the costs. And those expenses can come from coinsurance and copays or even the cost of prescription drugs.
Alignment is a bit of an outlier. They fall in the middle as far as affordability goes. But they don’t have any data available on their customer service record.
The average cost of Medicare Advantage plans in Henderson, Nevada
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Medicare Supplement plans
You could purchase a Henderson, Nevada, Medigap Supplement plan instead of replacing your Medicare benefits with a Part C plan. They’re small, standardized supplements that offer the same benefits in nearly every state. So finding the cheapest one is as easy as comparing monthly premiums.
If you want SUPER Medicare, you can get a pretty cheap Plan F for as little as $130 in Henderson, Nevada. Or you could opt for the high deductible version, Plan HDF, for only $30 per month. Both offer the same benefits, but you’ll have to pay a large deductible upfront before insurance steps in for the cheaper one.
How comprehensive is Plan D? More than most retirees realize. The only difference between it and full-coverage Plan F is the Part B deductible and Part B excess charges. Remember, though, that providers in Nevada are legally allowed to charge excess charges, so either budget for them or choose a plan which covers them.
Plan N is very comprehensive and for a reasonable price, too. It’s very similar to Plan D. Instead of completely covering your Part B coinsurance and copayments; you will be asked for a small copay.
The average cost of Medicare Supplement plans in Henderson, Nevada
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Still confused? Don’t be. Our Medigap FAQ pages have lots of answers.
Medicare Part D prescription drug plans
The basic parts of Medicare, sadly, don’t cover prescription drugs. To get affordable prices on your medications, you will need either Medicare Advantage or Medicare Part D. Remember that Part D is only for retirees with Original Medicare.
The top part D prescription drug plans in Henderson, Nevada, are Either Aetna or Wellcare if your concern is affordability. There’s at least an $80 difference per year between premiums and deductibles.
It may be hard to tell at first, but when you add up all the costs for the UnitedHealthcare plan, this puts it right in the middle of the others. Yes, your monthly premium is the highest, but the lower deductible can save you anywhere from $10 to $90 per year.
Humana is the least affordable when it comes down to dollars and cents. However, it’s one of two plants in the chart below with a 4-star customer service rating. So you may be paying more for better value.
The average cost of Medicare Part D plans in Henderson, Nevada
If you’re curious about the more technical aspects of prescription drug coverage, consult our Part D FAQ pages.
Special Needs plans.
Unfortunately, some people get enrolled in Medicare early because of a costly chronic disease. If your medical condition is chronic, disabling, or both, you could qualify for a special needs plan through Medicare Advantage. Let’s take a look at the plans available in Henderson right now.
Most of these plans don’t require dual eligibility. Furthermore, most of them have strict HMO medical networks you must stick to. But the most affordable one with the lowest out-of-pocket cost is Senior Care Plus.
Imperial is the most expensive of them, with their annual MOOP costs capped at just under $3,000. And for $99 less (if you qualify for dual eligibility) is Alignment Health.
Consider Humana if you qualify for dual eligibility but don’t want an HMO network. Yes, the MOOP costs are the highest on the list. But you will also have access to a broader local PPO network.
The average cost of Medicare Special Needs plans in Henderson, Nevada
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