There are approximately 51 carriers offering Medicare Advantage in Massachusetts. While United Healthcare claims 18 percent of the state’s plans, other carriers include: Boston Medical Center Health Plan, Coventry, Fallon Community Health, Health New England Inc. and UPMC.
Massachusetts is the most populous state in New England, with a population of nearly 6.8 million scattered among its 14 counties. Home to more than 1.2 million Medicare beneficiaries, 261,433 of its citizens have Medicare Advantage, while 238,763 have plans featuring Part D prescription drug coverage.
In terms of Medicare Advantage in Massachusetts, the top-rated plan in 2017, according to U.S. News & World Report, is from Tufts Health Plan for the second year in a row, having earned 5/5 stars. Enrollees have a variety of plan types to consider, including: HMOs, PPOs and PPFS (Private Fee-for-Service) plans; eligible people may purchase Special Need Plans (SNPs), as well.
For questions pertaining to Medicare or Medicare Advantage, contact the Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone (SHINE) Program. A part of Massachusetts’ Executive Office of Elder Affairs, you can call (800) 243-4636.
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