San Diego, California residents can enroll in any one of the 66 affordable Medicare health plans offered. Of the 25 insurance companies that offer Medicare health plans in San Diego, UnitedHealthcare, Humana, and Anthem Blue Cross have the highest number of plans to choose from. The highest rated prescription drug only plan (Part D) in San Diego is the Blue Shield Rx Enhanced (PDP) Prescription Drug plan from Blue Shield of California, at a monthly cost of $117.80.
30% of the 66 Medicare options in San Diego cost less than $10.00 a month, and 20 plans are available at no cost to eligible applicants. If you need prescription coverage, you can select from the 35 Medicare plans that include drug coverage, or one of the 30 prescription drugs only health plans. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded 5 stars to 2 of the Medicare health plans, allowing you to shop with confidence.
Aetna, Alignment Health Plan, and Anthem Blue Cross all offer plans at no cost to you, which is helpful to those on a fixed income. UnitedHealthcare has the largest selection of Medicare plans for residents of San Diego, CA. They offer 5 plans with health and drug coverage and 1 drug coverage only plan. On a fixed budget and concerned about quality care? Scan Health Plan has the highest CMS rating (4 of 5) for Plan Responsiveness and Care and they offer 3 plans at no cost to you.
Need a doctor? Selection will not be a problem, since 860 doctors within 5 miles of the San Diego city center (zip code 92101) accept Medicare. Anthem Blue Cross has the largest network of practitioners in San Diego that accept Medicare with 629 doctors to choose from. Aetna comes in second with 602 and UnitedHealthcare takes third prize with 596 doctors. Medicare enrollees that need to see a specialist in San Diego are in luck, as the city has 271 doctors specializing in internal medicine, 78 radiology specialists, and 75 psychiatry & neurology specialists who accept Medicare health plans.