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.
Missouri has a population of nearly 6.09 million people in 114 counties; St. Louis is considered an independent city. In total, there are almost 1.13 million Medicare-eligible people in Missouri. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, in 2018, 840,260 residents enrolled in Original Medicare and 398,455 residents enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan.
For Medicare Advantage in Missouri, beneficiaries can choose from approximately 49 carriers’ plans. Among these are: Cigna, Health Care Service Corporation, MVP Health Plan, Oxford Health Plans and UPMC.
In its annual list of top-rated plans, U.S. News & World Report awarded Essence Healthcare’s Medicare Advantage plans the top spot in 2017 for the second year in a row with 4.50/5 stars. This is down from 5/5 stars in 2016. But for Medicare Advantage in Missouri, beneficiaries may purchase: HMOs, PPOs, PFFS plans and Medical Savings Account (MSA) plans. Enrollees meeting certain criteria, such as specific chronic conditions, may qualify for Special Needs Plans (SNPs), as well.
The Missouri State Health Insurance Assistance Program (CLAIM) is available to address any Medicare-related questions, at (800) 390-3330.
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