Florida rivals the State of Arizona as being one of the most sought after destinations to retire to, which explains why of the 20.2 million residents living in the state, one-fifth or approximately 4 million are eligible for the Medicare program.
There are more than 50 different carriers permitted to sell Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug plans in the State of Florida, including United Healthcare, Regence, Optimum Healthcare, Molina, Humana, Coventry, Aetna and BCBS; however, Optimum Healthcare, Inc. is rated the best Medicare Advantage carrier in Florida in 2017 by the U.S. News & World Report, with 5/5 stars. Capital Health Plan, Florida Health Care Plans, Freedom Health, Inc., Healthsun Health Plans, Inc. and Simply Healthcare Plans, Inc. are all considered great options for Floridians as well, scoring a 4.5/5 stars each.
Approximately 1.68 million Medicare-eligible seniors opt for one of these Medicare Advantage plans. Most counties in the state offer more than 20 different types of HMO, PPO and PFFS (Private-Fee-for-Service) plans to their residents and there are a handful of counties including Hillsboro, Pasco, Pinellas and Palm Beach Counties that offer around 50 different plans to their residents.
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, in 2018, 2,593,338 residents enrolled in Original Medicare and 1,922,172 residents enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan.
Floridians with questions about Medicare plans or the program should contact a local, licensed Medicare agent or a carrier directly; however, the State of Florida also provides a website with some quick references to other sources of information on Medicare.
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