Residents of New York, New York have the option of enrolling in any one of 72 affordable Medicare health plans available to them. You can choose from 20 Medicare insurance carriers operating in New York. The companies that offer the widest variety of plans are UnitedHealthcare, Humana, and EmblemHealth. The most affordable Medicare health plan with no drug coverage is the AARP Medicare Advantage Essential (HMO) Medicare Advantage plan from UnitedHealthcare, at $0.00 per month.
Of the 72 Medicare plans available for New York residents, 40% of them are priced at under $20.00 a month and 21 plans are at no cost to you. You can enroll in one of the 27 prescription drugs only health plans or, for a more comprehensive option, choose one of the 40 Medicare plans that include drug coverage. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded 5 stars to 4 of the Medicare health plans, allowing you to shop with confidence.
Living on a fixed income will not be a problem as Aetna, Centers Plan for Healthy Living, and EmblemHealth all offer plans at no cost to you. UnitedHealthcare has the largest selection of Medicare plans for residents of New York, NY. They offer 7 plans with health and drug coverage and 3 drug coverage only plans. Is Preventative Care one of your priorities? CMS has given Humana 4 out of 5 stars in the “Improving or maintaining physical health” category.
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. Need to see a specialist? There are many specialists in New York that accept Medicare health plans, including over 856 internal medicine specialists, over 256 doctors in the anesthesiology specialty, and over 246 physicians that specialize in radiology who accept Medicare health plans.