Residents of Chicago, Illinois have the option of enrolling in any one of 69 affordable Medicare health plans available to them. Of the 22 insurance companies that offer Medicare health plans in Chicago, Humana, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, and UnitedHealthcare have the highest number of plans to choose from. The highest rated prescription drug only plan (Part D) in Chicago is the Express Scripts Medicare - Choice (PDP) Prescription Drug plan from Medco Medicare, at a monthly cost of $96.80.
There are 22 Medicare plans available in Chicago that have no monthly costs, and 39% of the 69 Medicare plans offered have a monthly cost of under $20.00. If you need prescription coverage, you can select from the 37 Medicare plans that include drug coverage, or one of the 27 prescription drugs only health plans.
If you are on a budget, there are health plans available from Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, and Cigna-HealthSpring 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 UnitedHealthcare 4 out of 5 stars in the “Improving or maintaining physical health” category.
With 725 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 410 participating doctors in Chicago. Humana has 403 doctors in their network and Cigna follows with a network of 401 practitioners. Need to see a specialist? There are many specialists in Chicago that accept Medicare health plans, including 163 internal medicine specialists, 101 doctors in the family medicine specialty, and 89 physicians that specialize in pediatrics who accept Medicare health plans.