Residents of Hickory, North Carolina have the option of enrolling in any one of 46 affordable Medicare health plans available to them. Of the 14 insurance companies that offer Medicare health plans in Hickory, Humana, WellCare, and Cigna-HealthSpring have the highest number of plans to choose from. The highest rated Medicare health plan that includes prescription drug coverage is the AARP Medicare Advantage Plan 1 (HMO-POS) plan from UnitedHealthcare, at a $27.00 monthly cost to you.
Eligible applicants can select from 11 Medicare plans that have no monthly premiums, while 35% of the 46 enrollment options available in Hickory cost less than $20.00 a month. You can enroll in one of the 28 prescription drugs only health plans or, for a more comprehensive option, choose one of the 12 Medicare plans that include drug coverage.
If you are on a budget, there are health plans available from Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, and Cigna-HealthSpring at no cost to you. Humana has 4 plans that offer health and drug coverage and 3 drug coverage only plans, making them the carrier with the most plans available in Hickory, NC. On a fixed budget and concerned about quality care? Humana has the highest CMS rating (4 of 5) for Plan Responsiveness and Care and they offer 2 plans at no cost to you.
Need a doctor? Selection will not be a problem, since 222 doctors within 5 miles of the Hickory city center (zip code 28601) accept Medicare. UnitedHealthcare has the largest network of practitioners in Hickory that accept Medicare with 113 doctors to choose from. Aetna comes in second with 110 and Humana takes third prize with 88 doctors. Finding specialist care in Hickory will be simple, since there are 47 family medicine specialists which take Medicare, 35 doctors that specialize in internal medicine, and 22 anesthesiology specialists.