Residents of Chicago, Illinois have the option of enrolling in any one of 69 affordable Medicare health plans available to them. There are 22 insurance carriers that offer inexpensive Medicare health plans in Chicago. Of these, the companies that offer the largest variety of plans to choose from are Humana, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, and UnitedHealthcare. The most affordable Medicare health plan with no drug coverage is the Lasso Healthcare (MSA) Medicare Advantage plan from Lasso Healthcare, at $0.00 per month.
Of the 69 Medicare plans available for Chicago residents, 33% of them are priced at under $10.00 a month and 22 plans are at no cost to you. 37 of the available Medicare plans include drug coverage, or you can select one of the 27 plans that covers prescription drugs only.
Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, and Cigna-HealthSpring all offer plans at no cost to you, which is helpful to those on a fixed income. With 5 plans that offer health and drug coverage and 3 drug coverage only plans, Humana has the largest selection of Medicare plans for residents of Chicago, IL. On a fixed budget and concerned about quality care? Humana has the highest CMS rating (5 of 5) for Plan Responsiveness and Care and they offer 4 plans at no cost to you.
Medicare is accepted by over 1000 doctors within 5 miles of the Chicago city center (zip code 60601), so selecting a practitioner close to home won’t be a problem. If you select Aetna as your Medicare provider, you’ll have access to over 1050 participating doctors in Chicago. Humana has over 1041 doctors in their network and Cigna follows with a network of over 1037 practitioners. Need to see a specialist? There are many specialists in Chicago that accept Medicare health plans, including over 438 internal medicine specialists, over 191 doctors in the pediatrics specialty, and over 140 physicians that specialize in psychiatry & neurology who accept Medicare health plans.