San Jose, California residents can enroll in any one of the 61 affordable Medicare health plans offered. You can choose from 23 Medicare insurance carriers operating in San Jose. The companies that offer the widest variety of plans are Anthem Blue Cross, WellCare, and UnitedHealthcare. The highest rated prescription drug only plan (Part D) in San Jose is the Blue Shield Rx Enhanced (PDP) Prescription Drug plan from Blueshield of California, at a monthly cost of $118.40.
Of the 61 Medicare plans available for San Jose residents, 33% of them are priced at under $20.00 a month and 11 plans are at no cost to you. 29 of the available Medicare plans include drug coverage, or you can select one of the 32 plans that covers prescription drugs only. Selecting one of the 5 Medicare health plans that have been awarded 5 stars by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will allow you to shop with confidence.
If you are on a budget, there are health plans available from Aetna, Alignment Health Plan, and Anthem Blue Cross at no cost to you. Anthem Blue Cross has 4 plans that offer health and drug coverage and 3 drug coverage only plans, making them the carrier with the most plans available in San Jose, CA. Can’t decide on which company to go with? You can’t go wrong with Stanford Health Care Advantage as they have the highest CMS rating (4 of 5) for Plan Responsiveness and Care.
Medicare is accepted by 559 doctors within 5 miles of the San Jose city center (zip code 95118), so selecting a practitioner close to home won’t be a problem. If you select Cigna as your Medicare provider, you’ll have access to 478 participating doctors in San Jose. Aetna has 471 doctors in their network and Health Net follows with a network of 469 practitioners. Medicare enrollees that need to see a specialist in San Jose are in luck, as the city has 128 doctors specializing in internal medicine, 67 pediatrics specialists, and 60 anesthesiology specialists who accept Medicare health plans.