Columbus, Ohio residents can enroll in any one of the 67 affordable Medicare health plans offered. Of the 17 insurance companies that offer Medicare health plans in Columbus, Humana, Aetna, and Anthem BCBS have the highest number of plans to choose from. The least expensive Medicare health plan that includes prescription drug coverage is the AARP MedicareComplete Plan 5 (HMO) plan from UnitedHealthcare. The monthly cost of this plan is $0.00.
There are 14 Medicare plans available in Columbus that have no monthly costs, and 39% of the 67 Medicare plans offered have a monthly cost of under $30.00. You can enroll in one of the 26 prescription drugs only health plans or, for a more comprehensive option, choose one of the 38 Medicare plans that include drug coverage.
Living on a fixed income will not be a problem as Aetna, Anthem BCBS, and CareSource all offer plans at no cost to you. With 8 plans that offer health and drug coverage and 3 drug coverage only plans, Humana has the largest selection of Medicare plans for residents of Columbus, OH. Is Preventative Care one of your priorities? CMS has given Aetna 4 out of 5 stars in the “Improving or maintaining physical health” category.
Need a doctor? Selection will not be a problem, since 733 doctors within 5 miles of the Columbus city center (zip code 43085) accept Medicare. In Columbus, Aetna is the insurance carrier with the largest network of practitioners with 499 doctors to choose from. UnitedHealthcare comes in second with 496 and Cigna is third with 485 doctors that accept Medicare. Medicare enrollees that need to see a specialist in Columbus are in luck, as the city has 257 doctors specializing in internal medicine, 75 hospitalists, and 75 family medicine specialists who accept Medicare health plans.