Aetna Medicare Plan Reviews and Ratings

At a glance

  • $0 premium plans available in some areas
  • Many plans offer prescription drug coverage and routine vision and dental benefits
  • About 2.6 million people are enrolled in an Aetna Medicare Advantage Plan1

Aetna offers several Medicare Advantage plan (also called Medicare Part C) options. If several Aetna Medicare Advantage plans are offered where you live, you can use the Medicare Star Ratings as an easy tool to help you compare plans.

Aetna Medicare Star Ratings

Each year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) release Star Ratings that measure the performance of Medicare Advantage plans.1

For 2020, Aetna Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MAPD) plans earned an overall weighted average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars. The majority of Aetna Medicare plan members are in a plan rated 4.5 stars or higher out of 5 stars.2

These ratings evaluate Medicare Advantage plans based on:

  • Staying healthy
  • Member complaints
  • Health plan customer service
  • Member experience with the plan
  • Management of chronic conditions

According to, the ratings range from one star (poor) to five stars (excellent).

Star Ratings




Above average




Below average


Aetna offers several different types of Medicare Advantage plans, including:

  • Aetna MedicareSM Plan (HMO)
  • Aetna Medicare Open Access Plan (HMO)
  • Aetna Medicare Prime Plan (HMO)
  • Aetna MedicareSM Plan (PPO)
  • Aetna Medicare Prime Plan (PPO)

Aetna financial strength ratings

Moody’s Investors Service rated the long-term senior debt and financial strength of Aetna Inc. and its affiliates as Baa2, and they were affirmed with a stable outlook.3

About eleven percent of all Medicare Advantage enrollees in 2020 are enrolled in an Aetna Medicare plan. This accounts for over 2.6 million Medicare Advantage plan beneficiaries.4

Find an Aetna Medicare Advantage Plan

Aetna makes it easy to find highly rated Medicare Advantage plans. A licensed insurance agent can help you compare Aetna Medicare Advantage plans that may be available in your area.

Speak with a licensed insurance agent by calling TTY users: 711 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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