Residents of Chicago, Illinois have the option of enrolling in any one of 79 affordable Medicare health plans available to them. Of the 25 insurance companies that offer Medicare health plans in Chicago, Humana, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, and Universal American have the highest number of plans to choose from. The highest rated prescription drug only plan (Part D) in Chicago is the Blue Cross MedicareRx Plus (PDP) Prescription Drug plan from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, at a monthly cost of $135.90.
There are 30 Medicare plans available in Chicago that have no monthly costs, and 49% of the 79 Medicare plans offered have a monthly cost of under $20.00. If you need prescription coverage, you can select from the 46 Medicare plans that include drug coverage, or one of the 28 prescription drugs only health plans.
If you are on a budget, there are health plans available from Aetna, Ascension Complete, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois at no cost to you. Humana has the largest selection of Medicare plans for residents of Chicago, IL. They offer 5 plans with health and drug coverage and 3 drug coverage only plans. Is Preventative Care one of your priorities? CMS has given Humana 4 out of 5 stars in the “Improving or maintaining physical health” category.
With 736 doctors within 5 miles of the Chicago city center (zip code 60609) that accept Medicare, choosing a practitioner close to you will be a simple task. If you select UnitedHealthcare as your Medicare provider, you’ll have access to 417 participating doctors in Chicago. Cigna has 409 doctors in their network and Humana follows with a network of 406 practitioners. Need to see a specialist? There are many specialists in Chicago that accept Medicare health plans, including 169 internal medicine specialists, 102 doctors in the family medicine specialty, and 89 physicians that specialize in pediatrics who accept Medicare health plans.