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 over 1000 doctors within 5 miles of the Chicago city center (zip code 60601) that accept Medicare, choosing a practitioner close to you will be a simple task. If you select Aetna as your Medicare provider, you’ll have access to over 1046 participating doctors in Chicago. Humana has over 1038 doctors in their network and Cigna follows with a network of over 1036 practitioners. Need to see a specialist? There are many specialists in Chicago that accept Medicare health plans, including over 431 internal medicine specialists, over 190 doctors in the pediatrics specialty, and over 139 physicians that specialize in psychiatry & neurology who accept Medicare health plans.