The 10th-largest state, with more than 9.9 million residents in 83 counties, Michigan has nearly 1.9 million Medicare–eligible beneficiaries. This number includes 622,116 Medicare Advantage members, which is an increase of almost 48,000 over the previous year. In fact, Michigan is one of only seven states (and Washington D.C.) to experience increased enrollment.
There are about 57 carriers for Medicare Advantage in Michigan, although Humana’s plans cover 10 percent of enrollees. Other plans include those from: Coventry, Harbor Health Plan, Molina Healthcare, Pace Southeast Michigan and United Healthcare.
The state’s best-rated Medicare Advantage plans, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual list, are those from Blue Care Network (for the second year in a row) and Paramount Elite. Both earned 4.5/5 stars. For Medicare Advantage in Michigan, residents can enroll in such plan types as: HMOs, PPOs and PPFS plans. For certain beneficiaries, such as those living in institutions or having chronic conditions, Special Need Plans (SNPs) may also be available.
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, in 2018, 1,301,774 residents enrolled in Original Medicare and 762,932 residents enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan.
The Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) offers free Medicare-related education and counseling. This agency also oversees the state’s State Health Assistance Program (SHIP); contact (800) 803-7174 for further information.
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