Wyoming is unique in that it’s the only state in the U.S. to see a decline in overall Medicare Advantage enrollment over the last decade. But that could be due to a couple of factors, primarily lack of both carriers and plan options here.
In 2021, there will be just 6 Medicare Advantage plan options for the entire state according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
UnitedHealthcare/AARP appeared to be the only carrier offering coverage for next year when we analyzed the data, but that could change based on where you live. Medicare Advantage options depend on your zip code.
Enrollment in Medicare Advantage hit just above 2,700 people in Wyoming in 2018 according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. That represented less than 3% of the state’s Medicare population. As of 2020, that figure hasn’t changed much.
Enrollment in Medicare Advantage in Wyoming still accounts for just 3% of the state’s Medicare population here.
But cases are rising again. In 2013, Wyoming Medicare Advantage enrollment hit just 1,940 people. Seven years later, those numbers are higher, though admittedly well below the national average for Medicare Advantage enrollment.
Nationwide, over a third of people with Medicare choose private plans instead of Original Medicare.
Everyone with Medicare in Wyoming has access to at least one Medicare Advantage plan and at least one plan with a $0 premium.
Premiums vary with Medicare Advantage. You’ll always be responsible for premiums under Original Medicare regardless of how you get your Medicare coverage, but whether you pay extra for the added benefits of Advantage depends on the plan.
In Wyoming, the average premium for Medicare Advantage in 2021 is $56.84 a month.
Medicare Advantage covers everything that Original (Parts A and B together) does, by law, plus additional benefits that vary by plan.
You’ll likely find coverage for things like prescription drugs, dental and vision, hearing aids and exams, telemedicine, gym memberships and more.
CMS, state data fact sheet released September 24, 2020
Kaiser Family Foundation, “Total Number of Medicare Beneficiaries: Wyoming: Graph”
Kaiser Family Foundation, “A Dozen Facts About Medicare Advantage in 2020”
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