In Missouri, three large health insurance carriers provide coverage to a majority of the state’s Medicare Advantage members. Specifically, Aetna, Humana and United Healthcare represent 30 percent, 22 percent and 31 percent of all enrollees, respectively.
Medicare Advantage plans are an affordable health insurance option in Missouri, where the average premium price is just $8.04 a month in 2022, per the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Missouri will have 126 Medicare Advantage plans in the state next year, though availability for those plans depends on your zip code.
Every Medicare enrollee in Missouri will have access to at least one Advantage plan, and some will have a variety of options. Big carriers here include UnitedHealthcare/AARP, Aetna, Humana, Cigna and BlueCross BlueShield.
Some Advantage members won’t pay anything extra for their private plans in 2022. At least one private plan with a $0 premium will be available to everyone with Medicare in the Show-Me State.
Every Medicare member pays premiums for Original even with a private plan, but whether you have an additional premium for Advantage depends on the plan you choose.
Nationwide, Medicare Advantage enrollment has increased steadily in the last decade, now accounting for over a third of all Medicare members across the country. In Missouri, Medicare Advantage enrollment represented 35% of the total Medicare population in the state in 2020, according to a report from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
CMS, state data fact sheet released September 29, 2021
Kaiser Family Foundation, “A Dozen Facts About Medicare Advantage in 2020″
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