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Kansas Medicare Insurance

Medicare in Kansas

Medicare offers healthcare coverage to Kansas residents age 65 or older, or to those Kansas residents that suffer from certain medical disabilities. In 2016, 476,000 people are enrolled in Medicare in Kansas, accounting for 16.7% of the population in Kansas. In 2009 approximately $9,423 was spent per Medicare enrollee in Kansas, about 9.09% lower than the national average of $10,365. From 2015 to 2030 the number of seniors in Kansas is projected to rise by an estimated 41.3% according to calculations based off of the 2000 Census. Thus, the number of Medicare beneficiaries in Kansas is also expected to grow.

Local Medicare Resources

Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers can receive free, unbiased, and personal health insurance counseling from the Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK) program. Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) is another program which aims to educate and also empower consumers on how to identify, avoid, and report instances of Medicare waste, fraud and/or abuse.

Types of Medicare Coverage

When you are eligible for Medicare you may sign up for Original Medicare (Part A & Part B), which cover hospital services and medical services, respectively, or you may enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan (Medicare Part C). If you sign up for Original Medicare you also have the option to purchase a separate or stand alone prescription drug plan (Part D). Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D insurance plans are sold by private insurance companies that have a contract with Medicare. Original Medicare offers its beneficiaries flexibility in choosing their providers and you are not limited to a network. However, there is no limit on out-of-pocket medical expenses and you must always pay 20% coinsurance for medical service costs. For most Medicare beneficiaries, Part A is already paid through paycheck deductions during their working years (or their spouse's) but most Medicare beneficiaries pay premiums for Part B unless they qualify for financial assistance. Medicare Advantage plans require you to stay in network but some plans will also cover out-of-network care at a higher cost. Many Medicare Advantage plans also include additional health benefits such as vision, dental, or hearing coverage and you have the option to purchase a Medicare Advantage plan with prescription drug coverage (MAPD) in almost all states.

Kansas 2017 Medicare Advantage Plans at a glance

Using CMS data HealthPocket found that:

  • The average total monthly premium for a 2017 Medicare Advantage plan in Kansas is $68.01, 8.85% greater than the national average of $62.48. 28.07% of 2017 Medicare Part C insurance plans in Kansas have a $0 monthly premium.
  • The maximum possible annual drug deductible in any 2017 Medicare Advantage plan with a drug component is $350, but in Kansas the average annual drug deductible for Medicare Part C insurance plans with drug components is $225.5. 20% of 2017 Medicare Part C insurance plans with a drug component in Kansas have a $0 annual drug deductible.
  • The average total monthly premium for a 2017 Medicare Advantage plan without a drug component in Kansas is $27.39. 47.64% of 2017 Medicare Part C insurance plans without a drug component in Kansas have a $0 monthly premium.
  • The average medical out-of-pocket limit for 2017 Medicare Part C insurance plans in Kansas is $5,847.69. 0.19% of 2017 Medicare Advantage plans in Kansas had a medical out-of-pocket limit of $3,400 or less.

To assist seniors in choosing Medicare plans, CMS assigns star ratings to Medicare Part C and Part D plans each year based on preventive care, chronic condition management, customer service, member satisfaction, and drug pricing. Ratings range from 1 star (a poor plan) to 5 stars (an excellent plan).

  • The average overall CMS star rating assigned to Medicare Part C insurance plans in Kansas was 3.4 stars in 2017.
  • Among Kansas's 2017 Medicare Advantage plans with CMS star ratings:
    • 0.58% earned a score of 5 stars
    • 14.42% earned a score of 4 or 4.5 stars
    • 84.21% earned a score of 3 or 3.5 stars
    • 0.78% of plans are “Not enough data available” or “Too new to be measured”.

Sources:

Data on Medicare eligibility, enrollment, and spending by state from Kaiser Family Foundation

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Kansas Medicare Insurance Companies

There are 18 Medicare insurance providers that offer affordable and comprehensive Medicare insurance in Kansas. Of these, the companies that offer the largest variety of plans to choose from are Humana, UnitedHealthcare, and Aetna. In Kansas,Humana has the largest selection of Medicare Advantage plans while Humana offers the most Medicare Part D plans. The following are all medicare insurance providers in Kansas:

Humana

20 Plans

Aetna

9 Plans

Rocky Mountain Health Plans

5 Plans

WellCare

3 Plans

UNITEDHEALTHCARE INS. CO. & UHC INS. CO. OF NY

2 Plans

OMAHA HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY

2 Plans

allwell

1 Plans

Lasso Healthcare

1 Plans

2019 Featured Medicare Plans in Kansas

There are 78 medicare plans in Kansas. The following are the 10 highest rated medicare plans in Kansas based on their CMS rating for the plan's overall quality.

Monthly CostPlan NameCMS Rating
from $37Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield - MedicareBlue Rx Standard (PDP)
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from $89Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield - MedicareBlue Rx Premier (PDP)
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from $48UnitedHealthcare - Erickson Advantage Freedom (HMO-POS) - Johnson County
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from $160UnitedHealthcare - Erickson Advantage Signature without Drugs (HMO-POS) - Johnson County
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from $195UnitedHealthcare - Erickson Advantage Signature with Drugs (HMO-POS) - Johnson County
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from $0Humana - HumanaChoice H5216-140 (PPO) - Atchison County
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from $0Aetna - Select Advantage (no drug) (HMO) - Butler County
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from $0UnitedHealthcare - AARP MedicareComplete Choice (PPO) - Johnson County
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from $0Aetna - Advantra Advantage (HMO) - Johnson County
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from $0Humana - Humana Gold Plus H0028-013 (HMO) - Butler County
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Kansas Featured Medicare Plans for Managing High Blood Pressure

The following are the 5 highest rated medicare plans in Kansas based on their CMS rating for the plan's ability for controlling high blood pressure.

Monthly CostPlan NameCMS Rating
from $0Aetna - Total Care (PPO) - Coffey County
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from $0Aetna - Medicare Advantage (PPO) - Butler County
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from $0Aetna - Freedom Plus (PPO) - Allen County
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from $0Aetna - Advantra Freedom (PPO) - Allen County
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from $0Aetna - Medicare Advantage Total Care (HMO) - Butler County
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Kansas Featured Medicare Plans for Managing Diabetes

The following are the 5 highest rated medicare plans in Kansas based on their CMS rating for the plan's ability for diabetes care including: eye exam, kidney disease monitoring, blood sugar controlled and cholesterol controlled.

Monthly CostPlan NameCMS Rating
from $195UnitedHealthcare - Erickson Advantage Signature with Drugs (HMO-POS) - Johnson County
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from $160UnitedHealthcare - Erickson Advantage Signature without Drugs (HMO-POS) - Johnson County
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from $48UnitedHealthcare - Erickson Advantage Freedom (HMO-POS) - Johnson County
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from $95Humana - Humana Gold Choice H8145-122 (PFFS) - Anderson County
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from $43Humana - Humana Gold Choice H8145-120 (PFFS) - Anderson County
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Kansas Featured Medicare Plans for Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis

The following are the 5 highest rated medicare plans in Kansas based on their CMS rating for the plan's ability for rheumatoid arthritis management.

Monthly CostPlan NameCMS Rating
from $0Cigna-HealthSpring - Cigna-HealthSpring Preferred (HMO) - Johnson County
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from $0Cigna-HealthSpring - Cigna-HealthSpring Advantage (HMO) - Johnson County
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from $99Humana - Humana Gold Choice H2944-013 (PFFS) - Atchison County
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from $75Humana - Humana Gold Choice H2944-197 (PFFS) - Atchison County
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from $64UnitedHealthcare - UnitedHealthcare MedicareDirect Rx (PFFS) - Chase County
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Kansas Featured Medicare Plans for Managing Osteoporosis

The following are the 5 highest rated medicare plans in Kansas based on their CMS rating for the plan's ability for osteoporosis management.

Monthly CostPlan NameCMS Rating
from $185Rocky Mountain Health Plans - Rocky Mountain Plus Plan (Cost) - Cheyenne CountyNot Rated
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from $95Rocky Mountain Health Plans - Rocky Mountain Standard Plan (Cost) - Cheyenne CountyNot Rated
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from $55Rocky Mountain Health Plans - Rocky Mountain Thrifty Plan (Cost) - Cheyenne CountyNot Rated
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from $35Rocky Mountain Health Plans - Rocky Mountain Green Plan (Cost) - Cheyenne CountyNot Rated
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from $10Rocky Mountain Health Plans - Rocky Mountain Basic Plan (Cost) - Cheyenne CountyNot Rated
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Most Popular Medicare Doctors in Kansas

The following are the most popular medicare doctors in Kansas based on the provider utilization and payment data published by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

NameSpecialtyLocation
Internal MedicineTOPEKA, KS
DermatologyMANHATTAN, KS
Orthopaedic SurgeryGALENA, KS
Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)ANDOVER, KS
RadiologyHUTCHINSON, KS
DermatologyWICHITA, KS
RadiologyHUTCHINSON, KS
Internal MedicineWICHITA, KS
Neurological SurgeryKANSAS CITY, KS
Internal MedicineWICHITA, KS
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