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6.6 Million Medicare Beneficiaries in California, supported by 53 Medicare Carriers and 92 Medicare Advantage Plans

Affordable Medicare Options for 6,568,515 California residents

Medicare enrollees in California have the flexibility to choose from a broad selection of Medicare options.

Original Medicare: 51.3% (3,371,985) have Original Medicare (Part A and Part B).

Medicare Advantage: 48.7% (3,196,530) opt to enroll in the increasingly popular Medicare Advantage plans provided by Medicare-approved private companies and insurance carriers operating in California.

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How to Find the Best Medicare Plan in California That Meets Your Healthcare & Prescription Drug Plan Needs

Medicare is not one-size-fits-all. A Medicare enrollee in one city may have entirely different hospital and pharmacy preferences than someone in another. Medicare also supports different types of beneficiaries in California. For example, 91.0% (5,974,795) of California Medicare beneficiaries are age 65 and older; whereas 9.0% (593,720) are under the age of 65 and on disability. Just as your personal healthcare needs may change from year to year, Medicare plans in California are always changing.

Medicare Advantage Plans in California

In the California Medicare coverage area, there are 53 different Medicare Advantage carriers, many of which provide multiple plans including a prescription drug component. Depending on your budget, Medicare eligibility, healthcare needs, and your preferred doctors, pharmacies and other coverage preferences, available plan types in California may include: HMO, PPO, PFFS (Private fee-for-service), and SNP (Special Needs Plans).

Average Cost of Medicare Advantage Plans in California

Medicare enrollees in California have the flexibility to choose from a broad selection of Medicare options. Of California’s Medicare enrollees, 51.3% (3,371,985) have Original Medicare (Part A and Part B). 48.7% (3,196,530) of California’s Medicare population are opting to enroll in the increasingly popular Medicare Advantage plans provided by Medicare-approved private companies and insurance carriers.

  • California’s Average Monthly Premium: $47.74
  • California’s Average Annual Drug Deductible: $397.63
  • California’s Average In-Network Out-of-Pocket Spending Limit: $4,297.73
  • California’s Average Star Rating for Local Available Plans: 3.8 (Out of 5)

*Metrics reported only on MA plans that have a monthly premium, deductibles, and star rating metrics that are available and as reported by the CMS. Monthly Premium is a Consolidated Premium which includes Part C and D. Drug Deductible metric includes both Enhanced and Basic. Enhanced plans charge higher monthly premiums than basic plans but typically offer a wider range of benefits.

Eliminate the Guesswork: Review Medicare Plans Available in California with a Licensed Insurance Agent

In California the availability and costs of Medicare plan options vary from one insurance company to another. TrustMedicare.com partners with experienced licensed insurance agents, brokers, and insurance companies to help you to easily compare a range of Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement and Prescription Drug Plans that are right for your healthcare needs, budget, and eligibility.

California Medicare Advantage Leaders

# California Medicare Advantage (MA) Enrollees (% of MA Market)
  1. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan 1,321,463 (41.16%)
  2. UnitedHealth Group 493,372 (15.37%)
  3. SCAN Group 268,296 (8.36%)
  4. Anthem 225,214 (7.01%)
  5. Centene Corporation 195,283 (6.08%)
  6. California Physicians’ Service 143,555 (4.47%)
  7. Bright Health Group 115,693 (3.60%)
  8. Humana 106,297 (3.31%)
  9. Alignment Healthcare USA 90,869 (2.83%)
  10. CVS Health 74,781 (2.33%)

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