How Much do Medicare Advantage Plans Cost?

Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans are sold by private insurance companies, and plan premiums vary. Learn about average Part C premiums in your state and find out how to compare local plan options.

When you are shopping for a Medicare Advantage plan, you may consider features such as a plan’s range of benefits and possible network rules. Another thing you might consider is the cost of a plan. 

When it comes to Original Medicare (Medicare Part A and Part B), the cost of premiums is standardized across the country. But because Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) plans are sold by private insurance companies, costs can vary from one plan or coverage area to another.

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How Much is Medicare Part C?

In 2024, the average Medicare Advantage plan premium for plans that offer prescription drug coverage is $13.24 per month.1

In addition to monthly premiums, Medicare Advantage plans can include some out-of-pocket expenses. These can include plan deductibles, copayments or coinsurance costs.

Saving money with Medicare Advantage

After familiarizing yourself with the costs of Medicare Advantage, it may be helpful to learn more about a few ways to save on some potential plan costs.

If your Medicare Advantage plan includes a doctor and/or pharmacy network, you can save a considerable amount of money by staying within that network when receiving covered services.

What is the average cost of Medicare Advantage plans by state?

As you can see in the chart below, the average cost of a Medicare Part C plan can vary significantly from one state to another.1

In fact, plan prices and availability can vary by county or service area.

*Individual Medicare Advantage plans are not sold in Alaska.

State Average Premium
Alabama $8.79
Arizona $9.61
Arkansas $11.30
California $19.13
Colorado $12.23
Connecticut $12.03
Delaware $15.32
District of Columbia $21.49
Florida $3.39
Georgia $11.65
Hawaii $29.79
Idaho $23.35
Illinois $22.59
Indiana $14.65
Iowa $19.04
Kansas $11.93
Kentucky $10.92
Louisiana $6.17
Maine $11.71
Maryland $25.74
Massachusetts $12.40
Michigan $38.07
Minnesota $40.70
Mississippi $11.96
Missouri $10.44
Montana $48.44
Nebraska $9.33
Nevada $2.82
New Hampshire $21.12
New Jersey $22.76
New Mexico $16.44
New York $24.07
North Carolina $11.30
North Dakota $46.21
Ohio $14.54
Oklahoma $16.85
Oregon $27.03
Pennsylvania $26.79
Rhode Island $12.28
South Carolina $9.75
South Dakota $31.70
Tennessee $9.70
Texas $6.18
Utah $14.35
Vermont $19.12
Virginia $10.84
Washington $26.74
West Virginia $20.11
Wisconsin $23.81
Wyoming $45.78

To shop for Medicare Advantage plans in your area or to learn more about the costs associated with this type of coverage, call today to speak with a licensed insurance agent. Or you can compare plans for free online.

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About the author

Christian Worstell is a senior Medicare and health insurance writer with MedicareAdvantage.com. He is also a licensed health insurance agent. Christian is well-known in the insurance industry for the thousands of educational articles he’s written, helping Americans better understand their health insurance and Medicare coverage.

Christian’s work as a Medicare expert has appeared in several top-tier and trade news outlets including Forbes, MarketWatch, WebMD and Yahoo! Finance.

Christian has written hundreds of articles for MedicareAvantage.com that teach Medicare beneficiaries the best practices for navigating Medicare. His articles are read by thousands of older Americans each month. By better understanding their health care coverage, readers may hopefully learn how to limit their out-of-pocket Medicare spending and access quality medical care.

Christian’s passion for his role stems from his desire to make a difference in the senior community. He strongly believes that the more beneficiaries know about their Medicare coverage, the better their overall health and wellness is as a result.

A current resident of Raleigh, Christian is a graduate of Shippensburg University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

If you’re a member of the media looking to connect with Christian, please don’t hesitate to email our public relations team at Mike@tzhealthmedia.com.

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1 TZ Insurance Solutions LLC analysis of data provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The 2024 MA Landscape Source Files as well as carrier-provided plan data supplied by Sun Fire Inc. were used for analysis.