Residents of New York, New York have the option of enrolling in any one of 74 affordable Medicare health plans available to them. You can choose from 26 Medicare insurance carriers operating in New York. The companies that offer the widest variety of plans are Humana, UnitedHealthcare, and EmblemHealth. The most affordable Medicare health plan with no drug coverage is the UnitedHealthcare MedicareComplete Choice Essential (Regional PPO) Medicare Advantage plan from UnitedHealthcare, at $0.00 per month.
Of the 74 Medicare plans available for New York residents, 53% of them are priced at under $30.00 a month and 28 plans are at no cost to you. You can enroll in one of the 23 prescription drugs only health plans or, for a more comprehensive option, choose one of the 47 Medicare plans that include drug coverage.
Aetna, Affinity Health Plan, and Bright Health 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 3 drug coverage only plans, Humana 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 2065 doctors to choose from. Aetna comes in second with over 1739 and Empire is third with over 1592 doctors that accept Medicare. Medicare enrollees that need to see a specialist in New York are in luck, as the city has over 927 doctors specializing in internal medicine, over 260 psychiatry & neurology specialists, and over 258 radiology specialists who accept Medicare health plans.