Residents of New York, New York have the option of enrolling in any one of 76 affordable Medicare health plans available to them. You can choose from 17 Medicare insurance carriers operating in New York. The companies that offer the widest variety of plans are Universal American, UnitedHealthcare, and EmblemHealth. The most affordable Medicare health plan with no drug coverage is the Humana Honor (PPO) Medicare Advantage plan from Humana, at $0.00 per month.
Of the 76 Medicare plans available for New York residents, 45% of them are priced at under $20.00 a month and 25 plans are at no cost to you. You can enroll in one of the 28 prescription drugs only health plans or, for a more comprehensive option, choose one of the 42 Medicare plans that include drug coverage.
Aetna, Centers Plan for Healthy Living, and EmblemHealth all offer plans at no cost to you, which is helpful to those on a fixed income. With 6 plans that offer health and drug coverage and 6 drug coverage only plans, Universal American has the largest selection of Medicare plans for residents of New York, NY. Do you want an insurance company with great customer service? Aetna is rated 4 out 5 stars by the CMS for Plan Responsiveness and Care.
Medicare is accepted by over 1000 doctors within 5 miles of the New York city center (zip code 10022), so selecting a practitioner close to home won’t be a problem. In New York, UnitedHealthcare is the insurance carrier with the largest network of practitioners with over 2167 doctors to choose from. Aetna comes in second with over 2067 and Cigna is third with over 2039 doctors that accept Medicare. Medicare enrollees that need to see a specialist in New York are in luck, as the city has over 856 doctors specializing in internal medicine, over 256 anesthesiology specialists, and over 246 radiology specialists who accept Medicare health plans.