Around 188,800 beneficiaries draw on Medicare in the Bronx, New York. The city has a much higher Medicare Advantage (MA) participation rate than the national average, with around 67% of residents drawing on these benefits. Find out more about MA and supplemental Medicare plans with our team at Medigap.

Medicare plans in the Bronx, New York

Supplemental Medicare plans and MA options help cover Medicare Parts A and B gaps in New York. We’ll review some of the best options available in the Bronx for a male aged 65.

Medicare Advantage plans

Residents in the Bronx have access to 47 New York Medicare Advantage plans, putting them slightly above the national average of 39 plans around most counties. In addition, more women than men take advantage of the best plans in the Bronx.

You can take advantage of plans like the deal offered by Wellcare (HMO) for a $0 premium and a $6,700 MOOP. The plan comes with a three-star rating.

More expensive options include the offer by Empire BCBS (HMO). The Empire BCBS plan also has a three-star rating but comes with a pricier $7,550 MOOP.

If you’re interested in a four-star plan, consider the one Aetna offers (LOCAL PPO). The Aetna plan for the Bronx also has a $7,550 MOOP.

The average cost of Medicare Advantage plans in Bronx, New York

Wellcare $0 $6,700 HMO 3
Empire BCBS $0 $7,550 HMO 3
UnitedHealthcare $0 $7,550 HMO 3
Aetna $0 $7,550 LOCAL PPO 4
Emblem Health $0 $7,550 HMO 3

Medicare Supplement plans

Medicare Supplement plans in New York help cover treatments not covered by Medicare Parts A and B. These plans offer the same benefits but don’t have set monthly premiums in each state.

You can explore some of the cheapest options with a Plan HDG. The lowest premium for this plan is $67.69, with a maximum of $90.97.

Mid-priced plans include Plan N, which ranges from $205.60 to $439.55. Some of the cheapest plans are still expensive. Plan M starts with prices at $446.65 and goes up to $524.11.

The average cost of Medicare Advantage plans in Bronx, New York

PLAN A $177.00 $413.54
PLAN B $239.11 $540.65
PLAN C $300.87 $510.82
PLAN D $391.00 $501.89
PLAN F $318.00 $729.96
PLAN HDF $69.00 $91.09
PLAN G $278.25 $671.84
PLAN HDG $67.69 $90.97
PLAN K $86.00 $207.34
PLAN L $180.75 $322.45
PLAN M $446.65 $524.11
PLAN N $205.60 $439.55

Medicare Part D prescription drug plans

Are you looking for coverage for your prescription medications in the Bronx? If so, you may want to consider a Part D plan. Note that Medigap plans don’t offer prescription coverage; you can only get this coverage from some Medicare Advantage plans.

You may find affordable New York Part D plans offered by Aetna. The Aetna plan comes with a three-star rating and a $7.20 premium. Expect to pay a $480 deductible for this service.

If you’re interested in four-star plans, consider the option offered by Humana for a $25.00 premium. The Humana plan comes with a $480 deductible.

UnitedHealthcare also has a four-star Part D plan. The company charges a $34.20 premium with a lower deductible of $310.

The average cost of Medicare Advantage plans in Bronx, New York

Aetna $7.20 $480 3
Wellcare $12.90 $480 3
Humana $25.00 $480 4
UnitedHealthcare $34.20 $310 4
Cigna $40.80 $480 3

Special Needs plans

Some residents in the Bronx benefit from a Special Needs Plan (SNP). Agencies develop SNPs to assist individuals with chronic disabilities or special needs. Unfortunately, you can only draw on these plans in certain areas.

Examples of special needs plans include the most cost-effective program offered by Agewell for a $0 premium. This HMO comes with a $3,450 MOOP.

You may also explore more expensive options, including the plan offered by Senior Whole for a $7,550 MOOP. The Senior Whole (HMO) plan also has a $0 premium.

Residents in the Bronx may decide on the plan Empire BCBS (HMO) offers. This plan also has a $0 premium and $7,550 MOOP. All of these SNPs offer dual eligibility.

The average cost of Medicare Special Needs plans in Bronx, New York

Empire BCBS $0 $7,550 HMO Dual
Agewell $0 $3,450 HMO Dual
Centers Plan $0 $7,550 HMO Dual
Senior Whole $0 $7,550 HMO Dual
EmblemHealth $0 $7,550 HMO Dual

How to sign up for Medicare plans in the Bronx, New York

Are you interested in learning more about Medicare in the Bronx, New York? Work with our team at Medigap to review all your options for health coverage. Our team has experience working with all major carriers, allowing us to compare plans while finding the one that best suits your needs.

We offer our services for free to all residents of the Bronx. You can get rate information from our team by completing our rate form or calling us at the number above.

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Lindsay Malzone, Lindsay Malzone is the Medicare editor for 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 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.