Philadelphia, Pennsylvania residents can enroll in any one of the 70 affordable Medicare health plans offered. In Philadelphia, the insurance carriers that offer the most Medicare health plans to choose from are Aetna, Humana, and Independence Blue Cross. In total, there are 21 insurance companies providing comprehensive Medicare plans. The least expensive Medicare health plan that includes prescription drug coverage is the Keystone 65 Basic Rx (HMO) plan from Independence Blue Cross. The monthly cost of this plan is $0.00.
There are 17 Medicare plans available in Philadelphia that have no monthly costs, and 33% of the 70 Medicare plans offered have a monthly cost of under $20.00. 32 of the available Medicare plans include drug coverage, or you can select one of the 30 plans that covers prescription drugs only.
If you are on a budget, there are health plans available from Aetna, Cigna-HealthSpring, and Clover Health at no cost to you. The carrier with the largest selection of Medicare plans in Philadelphia, PA is Aetna, which offers 10 plans with health and drug coverage and 2 drug coverage only plans. On a fixed budget and concerned about quality care? UPMC Health Plan has the highest CMS rating (5 of 5) for Plan Responsiveness and Care and they offer 6 plans at no cost to you.
Medicare is accepted by 398 doctors within 5 miles of the Philadelphia city center (zip code 19019), so selecting a practitioner close to home won’t be a problem. Highmark has the largest network of practitioners in Philadelphia that accept Medicare with 290 doctors to choose from. UnitedHealthcare comes in second with 279 and Aetna takes third prize with 271 doctors. Finding specialist care in Philadelphia will be simple, since there are 114 internal medicine specialists which take Medicare, 44 doctors that specialize in family medicine, and 39 surgery specialists.