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Medicare in Mississippi

Medicare offers healthcare coverage to Mississippi residents age 65 or older, or to those Mississippi residents that suffer from certain medical disabilities. In 2016, 544,000 people are enrolled in Medicare in Mississippi, accounting for 18.6% of the population in Mississippi. In 2009 approximately $10,667 was spent per Medicare enrollee in Mississippi, about 2.91% higher than the national average of $10,365. From 2015 to 2030 the number of seniors in Mississippi is projected to rise by an estimated 46.29% according to calculations based off of the 2000 Census. Therefore the number of eligible Medicare beneficiaries in the state is also expected to grow.

Local Medicare Resources

Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers in Mississippi can receive free, one-on-one, and unbiased health insurance counseling through the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP). Additionally, the state participates in a Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) program which aims to educate individuals on how to identify, avoid, and report instances of Medicare fraud, errors, and/or abuse.

Types of Medicare Coverage

Individuals that qualify for Medicare can sign up for Medicare Part A (hospital services) and Part B (medical services) through the Federal government. Part A is generally paid for by paycheck deductions from their working years (or their spouse's) but most Medicare beneficiaries pay for Part B through monthly premiums unless they qualify for financial assistance. If you are eligible for Original Medicare (Parts A & B) or if you are already enrolled in it, you also have the option to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan (Part C) instead of Original Medicare or add a standalone prescription drug plan (Part D) to your current Original Medicare coverage. 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. Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D insurance plans are sold by private insurance companies that have a contract with Medicare. Many Medicare beneficiaries will elect to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan that includes prescription drug coverage (MAPD) or purchase a standalone prescription drug plan to go with their Original Medicare coverage. Medicare Advantage plans require you to stay in network but some plans will also cover out-of-network care at a higher cost. Additional benefits of Medicare Advantage plans such as dental, vision, or hearing coverage can help reduce out-of-pocket expenses for seniors with certain medical needs.

Mississippi 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 Mississippi is $34.60, 44.62% less than the national average of $62.48. 41.93% of 2017 Medicare Part C insurance plans in Mississippi have a $0 monthly premium.
  • The maximum possible annual drug deductible in any 2017 Medicare Advantage plan with a drug component is $400, but in Mississippi the average annual drug deductible for Medicare Part C insurance plans with drug components is $280.25. 13.33% of 2017 Medicare Part C insurance plans with a drug component in Mississippi have a $0 annual drug deductible.
  • 100.0% of 2017 Medicare Part C insurance plans without a drug component in Mississippi have a $0 monthly premium.
  • The average medical out-of-pocket limit for 2017 Medicare Part C insurance plans in Mississippi is $6,444.59. 10.99% of 2017 Medicare Advantage plans in Mississippi had a medical out-of-pocket limit of $4,500 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 Mississippi was 2.9 stars in 2017.
  • Among Mississippi's 2017 Medicare Advantage plans with CMS star ratings:
    • 2.47% earned a score of 4 or 4.5 stars
    • 64.57% earned a score of 3 or 3.5 stars
    • 31.39% earned a score of 2 or 2.5 stars
    • 1.57% 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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Mississippi Medicare Insurance Companies

There are 18 Medicare insurance providers that offer affordable and comprehensive Medicare insurance in Mississippi. Of these, the companies that offer the largest variety of plans to choose from are Humana, WellCare, and Universal American. In Mississippi,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 Mississippi:

Humana

18 Plans

WellCare

3 Plans

Cigna

3 Plans

BCBS OF ALABAMA & UTIC INSURANCE COMPANY

3 Plans

Aetna

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 Mississippi

There are 55 medicare plans in Mississippi. The following are the 10 highest rated medicare plans in Mississippi based on their CMS rating for the plan's overall quality.

Monthly CostPlan NameCMS Rating
from $17Humana - Humana Gold Plus H1036-151 (HMO) - Attala County
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from $21Humana - Humana Gold Plus H1036-171 (HMO) - Hancock County
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from $33Humana - Humana Gold Plus H1036-223 (HMO) - DeSoto County
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from $0Cigna-HealthSpring - Cigna-HealthSpring Advantage (HMO) - Covington County
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from $0Humana - HumanaChoice H5216-158 (PPO) - Attala County
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from $0Humana - HumanaChoice H5216-159 (PPO) - Benton County
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from $0Aetna - Aetna Medicare Freedom Plan (PPO) - DeSoto County
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from $0Cigna-HealthSpring - Cigna-HealthSpring Preferred (HMO) - Covington County
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from $15Humana - Humana Gold Plus H6622-047 (HMO) - Covington County
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from $26Humana - Humana Value Plus H5216-160 (PPO) - Amite County
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Mississippi Featured Medicare Plans for Managing High Blood Pressure

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

Monthly CostPlan NameCMS Rating
from $33Humana - Humana Gold Plus H1036-223 (HMO) - DeSoto County
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from $21Humana - Humana Gold Plus H1036-171 (HMO) - Hancock County
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from $17Humana - Humana Gold Plus H1036-151 (HMO) - Attala County
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from $95Humana - Humana Gold Choice H8145-087 (PFFS) - Calhoun County
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from $59Humana - HumanaChoice H5216-093 (PPO) - Benton County
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Mississippi Featured Medicare Plans for Managing Diabetes

The following are the 5 highest rated medicare plans in Mississippi 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 $33Humana - Humana Gold Plus H1036-223 (HMO) - DeSoto County
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from $21Humana - Humana Gold Plus H1036-171 (HMO) - Hancock County
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from $17Humana - Humana Gold Plus H1036-151 (HMO) - Attala County
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from $95Humana - Humana Gold Choice H8145-087 (PFFS) - Calhoun County
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from $15Humana - Humana Gold Plus H6622-047 (HMO) - Covington County
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Mississippi Featured Medicare Plans for Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis

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

Monthly CostPlan NameCMS Rating
from $0Aetna - Aetna Medicare Freedom Plan (PPO) - DeSoto County
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from $95Humana - Humana Gold Choice H8145-087 (PFFS) - Calhoun County
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from $59Humana - HumanaChoice H5216-093 (PPO) - Benton County
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from $45Humana - HumanaChoice H5216-136 (PPO) - Amite County
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from $45Humana - HumanaChoice H5216-066 (PPO) - George County
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Mississippi Featured Medicare Plans for Managing Osteoporosis

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

Monthly CostPlan NameCMS Rating
from $15Humana - Humana Gold Plus H6622-047 (HMO) - Covington County
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from $0Aetna - Aetna Medicare Freedom Plan (PPO) - DeSoto County
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from $33Humana - Humana Gold Plus H1036-223 (HMO) - DeSoto County
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from $21Humana - Humana Gold Plus H1036-171 (HMO) - Hancock County
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from $17Humana - Humana Gold Plus H1036-151 (HMO) - Attala County
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Most Popular Medicare Doctors in Mississippi

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

NameSpecialtyLocation
OphthalmologyHATTIESBURG, MS
SurgeryHATTIESBURG, MS
Orthopaedic SurgeryCOLUMBUS, MS
OphthalmologyJACKSON, MS
Internal MedicineHATTIESBURG, MS
Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)TUPELO, MS
Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)HATTIESBURG, MS
OphthalmologyJACKSON, MS
RadiologyTUPELO, MS
Orthopaedic SurgeryCORINTH, MS
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