In South Dakota, the population is small, with only 858,469 people across 66 counties (ranking 47th). Overall, South Dakota has 154,893 Medicare members, including 29,233 with Medicare Advantage. There are also 10,875 enrollees with policies featuring Part D prescription drug coverage.
The state’s residents seem satisfied with Medicare Advantage, as enrollment increased by 18 percent from 2015-2016. However, research suggests that Medicare Advantage in South Dakota is among the most expensive. In 2015, average premiums were $125.72, compared to the national monthly average of $64.92.
Statewide, Humana insures 21 percent of Medicare Advantage beneficiaries. But enrollees have access to about 40 other carriers, including: Aultcare Health Insuring Company, Medica Insurance Company and Priority Health. There are numerous plan types available for Medicare Advantage in South Dakota, including: HMOs, PPOs and PFFS (Private Fee-for-Service) plans. U.S. News & World Report awarded Coventry plans and Medica Insurance Company with 4.5/5 stars, the state’s top-rated plans.
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, in 2018, 140,854 residents enrolled in Original Medicare and 33,163 residents enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan.
In South Dakota, the Senior Health Information and Insurance Education (SHIINE) program provides Medicare enrollees with information and education. You can contact SHIINE at the following numbers (depending on state regions): Eastern (800) 536-8197; Central (877) 331-4834; and Western (877) 286-9072.
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