Residents of Houston, Texas have the option of enrolling in any one of 93 affordable Medicare health plans available to them. In Houston, the insurance carriers that offer the most Medicare health plans to choose from are UnitedHealthcare, Humana, and Universal American. In total, there are 25 insurance companies providing comprehensive Medicare plans. The highest rated Medicare health plan that includes prescription drug coverage is the Erickson Advantage Signature with Drugs (HMO-POS) plan from UnitedHealthcare, at a $199.00 monthly cost to you.
There are 41 Medicare plans available in Houston that have no monthly costs, and 46% of the 93 Medicare plans offered have a monthly cost of under $10.00. You can enroll in one of the 35 prescription drugs only health plans or, for a more comprehensive option, choose one of the 46 Medicare plans that include drug coverage. Want to be sure you’re purchasing a quality health plan? Select one of the 8 Medicare health plans that have been awarded 5 stars by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Aetna, Amerigroup, and Amerigroup Insurance Company all offer plans at no cost to you, which is helpful to those on a fixed income. UnitedHealthcare has the largest selection of Medicare plans for residents of Houston, TX. They offer 8 plans with health and drug coverage and 3 drug coverage only plans. Is Preventative Care one of your priorities? CMS has given UnitedHealthcare 5 out of 5 stars in the “Improving or maintaining physical health” category.
Need a doctor? Selection will not be a problem, since 87 doctors within 5 miles of the Houston city center (zip code 77012) accept Medicare. In Houston, BlueCross BlueShield of Texas is the insurance carrier with the largest network of practitioners with 47 doctors to choose from. Aetna comes in second with 46 and Cigna is third with 44 doctors that accept Medicare. Need to see a specialist? There are many specialists in Houston that accept Medicare health plans, including 27 internal medicine specialists, 16 doctors in the family medicine specialty, and 15 physicians that are a dentist who accept Medicare health plans.