Residents of Houston, Texas have the option of enrolling in any one of 68 affordable Medicare health plans available to them. In Houston, the insurance carriers that offer the most Medicare health plans to choose from are Humana, UnitedHealthcare, and Aetna. In total, there are 20 insurance companies providing comprehensive Medicare plans. The highest rated Medicare health plan that includes prescription drug coverage is the KelseyCare Advantage Rx+Choice (HMO-POS) plan from KelseyCare Advantage, at a $77.00 monthly cost to you.
There are 26 Medicare plans available in Houston that have no monthly costs, and 46% of the 68 Medicare plans offered have a monthly cost of under $20.00. You can enroll in one of the 27 prescription drugs only health plans or, for a more comprehensive option, choose one of the 33 Medicare plans that include drug coverage. Want to be sure you’re purchasing a quality health plan? Select one of the 4 Medicare health plans that have been awarded 5 stars by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Aetna, Amerigroup, and Amerigroup STAR+PLUS MMP all offer plans at no cost to you, which is helpful to those on a fixed income. Humana has the largest selection of Medicare plans for residents of Houston, TX. They offer 7 plans with health and drug coverage and 3 drug coverage only plans. Is Preventative Care one of your priorities? CMS has given KelseyCare Advantage 5 out of 5 stars in the “Improving or maintaining physical health” category.
Need a doctor? Selection will not be a problem, since 501 doctors within 5 miles of the Houston city center (zip code 77031) accept Medicare. In Houston, UnitedHealthcare is the insurance carrier with the largest network of practitioners with 253 doctors to choose from. Aetna comes in second with 253 and Cigna is third with 248 doctors that accept Medicare. Need to see a specialist? There are many specialists in Houston that accept Medicare health plans, including 119 internal medicine specialists, 69 doctors in the family medicine specialty, and 63 physicians that specialize in psychiatry & neurology who accept Medicare health plans.