San Jose, California residents can enroll in any one of the 50 affordable Medicare health plans offered. You can choose from 22 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 Blue Shield of California, at a monthly cost of $117.80.
Of the 50 Medicare plans available for San Jose residents, 24% of them are priced at under $20.00 a month and 6 plans are at no cost to you. 20 of the available Medicare plans include drug coverage, or you can select one of the 30 plans that covers prescription drugs only. Selecting one of the 2 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 Alignment Health Plan, Anthem Blue Cross, and Brand New Day at no cost to you. Anthem Blue Cross has 4 plans that offer health and drug coverage and 2 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 Kaiser Permanente as they have the highest CMS rating (4 of 5) for Plan Responsiveness and Care.
Medicare is accepted by 655 doctors within 5 miles of the San Jose city center (zip code 95103), so selecting a practitioner close to home won’t be a problem. If you select Anthem Blue Cross as your Medicare provider, you’ll have access to 517 participating doctors in San Jose. Aetna has 458 doctors in their network and UnitedHealthcare follows with a network of 440 practitioners. Medicare enrollees that need to see a specialist in San Jose are in luck, as the city has 184 doctors specializing in internal medicine, 86 pediatrics specialists, and 55 obstetrics & gynecology specialists who accept Medicare health plans.