Residents of New York, New York have the option of enrolling in any one of 78 affordable Medicare health plans available to them. You can choose from 23 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 Healthfirst Coordinated Benefits Plan (HMO) Medicare Advantage plan from Healthfirst, at $0.00 per month.
Of the 78 Medicare plans available for New York residents, 41% of them are priced at under $20.00 a month and 24 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 46 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, Bright Health, and Centers Plan for Healthy Living 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 1 drug coverage only plan. 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 2065 doctors to choose from. Aetna comes in second with over 1737 and Empire is third with over 1587 doctors that accept Medicare. Need to see a specialist? There are many specialists in New York that accept Medicare health plans, including over 924 internal medicine specialists, over 261 doctors in the anesthesiology specialty, and over 258 physicians that specialize in psychiatry & neurology who accept Medicare health plans.