Residents of Chicago, Illinois have the option of enrolling in any one of 79 affordable Medicare health plans available to them. Of the 23 insurance companies that offer Medicare health plans in Chicago, Universal American, Humana, and UnitedHealthcare have the highest number of plans to choose from. 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.
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. Universal American has the largest selection of Medicare plans for residents of Chicago, IL. They offer 7 plans with health and drug coverage and 6 drug coverage only plans.
Medicare is accepted by 735 doctors within 5 miles of the Chicago city center (zip code 60609), so selecting a practitioner close to home won’t be a problem. If you select UnitedHealthcare as your Medicare provider, you’ll have access to 418 participating doctors in Chicago. Cigna has 409 doctors in their network and Humana follows with a network of 408 practitioners. Need to see a specialist? There are many specialists in Chicago that accept Medicare health plans, including 167 internal medicine specialists, 103 doctors in the family medicine specialty, and 89 physicians that specialize in pediatrics who accept Medicare health plans.