Wisconsin scores well in terms of senior healthcare, ranking seventh among all states. The state has a population of nearly 5.78 million, across 72 counties. Medicare enrollment is well-represented, with more than 1.04 million members, including 397,405 for Medicare Advantage. There are also 301,225 residents with plans featuring Part D prescription drug coverage.
For Medicare Advantage in Wisconsin, 33 percent of all plans are provided by United Healthcare. Additionally, beneficiaries have access to approximately 51 other carriers. These include: Coventry, Dean Health Plan Inc., Horizon Insurance Company and Security Health Plan of Wisconsin Inc.
Every year, U.S. News & World Report selects states’ top-rated plans for Medicare Advantage. In Wisconsin, policies from Dean Health Plan, Inc., HealthPartners, and Senior Preferred were all awarded 5/5 stars. ICare, Medica Insurance Company, Medical Associates Clinic Health Plan of Wisconsin, Network Health Medicare Advantage Plans, Security Health Plan of Wisconsin, Inc. were all awarded 4.5/5 stars.
As for plan types, enrollees may choose: HMOs, PPOs and PFFS (Private Fee-for-Service) plans. Medical Savings Account (MSA) plans are also available. Beneficiaries meeting certain criteria (chronic conditions, being institutionalized) may be eligible for Special Needs Plans (SNPs).
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, in 2018, 699,652 residents enrolled in Original Medicare and 461,428 residents enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan.
The Wisconsin State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), is available for any Medicare-related concerns. Part of the Wisconsin Board on Aging and Long Term Care, you can call (800) 242-1060 for assistance.
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