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More than 2.4 million people reside in Riverside County, CA, and a sizable portion of Medicare beneficiaries in the county — 217,321 beneficiaries, to be exact — were enrolled in a Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) plan in 2019. That equated to 54% of all Medicare beneficiaries in the county.1
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|Number of unique plans||23|
|Weighted average premium||$2|
|Average annual deductible||$15.84|
|Average (in-network) out-of-pocket maximum||$3,551|
|Number of $0 premium plans||18|
|Number of plans rated four stars or higher||18|
Riverside County, CA, was home to 23 different Medicare Advantage plans in 2019, which was second in the state behind only Los Angeles County’s 31.
While plan selection and cost in any county can change slightly from one year to the next, the table above can give you an idea of what to expect in 2020 by using some data from 2019.
Riverside County had 18 plans that featured $0 premiums in 2019. The average weighted premium for a Medicare Advantage plan in Riverside County was just $2 per month. The average annual deductible was less than $16 per month.
There were 18 available plans that rated four stars or higher based on Medicare Star Ratings.2 Plans rated four stars or higher are considered top-rated Medicare plans.
Premiums, deductibles and other costs may vary. The numbers reported in the table above are taken from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). A licensed insurance agent will be able to help you review and compare costs for specific plans available in Riverside County or wherever you may live.
Medicare Advantage plans can come in several different forms.
All Medicare Advantage enrollees in Riverside County – and in the state of California, for that matter – belonged to an HMO plan in 2019.
HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) plans utilize a network of participating doctors and other health care providers. Care is typically not covered by the plan when received outside of the network.
In the state of California, the breakdown of plan types in 2019 was as follows:
|Plan type||Percentage of California enrollees (2019)|
There are different Medicare enrollment periods in the year during which you may able to sign up for a Medicare Advantage plan in Riverside County, depending on your eligibility.
When you first become eligible for Medicare, you will typically be granted an Initial Enrollment Period (IEP). This period begins three months before you turn 65 years old, includes the month of your birthday and continues for an additional three months.
The Annual Enrollment Period (AEP, also called the Medicare Open Enrollment Period for Medicare Advantage plans) takes place from October 15 to December 7 each year. This period is open to all eligible Medicare beneficiaries who wish to add, drop or change Medicare plans.
If you experience a qualifying circumstance, you may be granted a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) at any time throughout the year to allow you to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan.
Such circumstances may include situations like moving outside of your plan’s service area or losing your Medicare Advantage plan coverage through no fault of your own. A licensed insurance agent can help you determine if you are eligible for a Special Enrollment Period and what actions you may be able to take during that time.
Medicare Advantage plans can come in a variety of types and can include different benefits, networks, costs and more.
Connect with a licensed insurance agent today for help determining your eligibility and finding the best Medicare Advantage plan for you in Riverside County.
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1 MedicareAdvantage.com's internal analysis of CMS Medicare Advantage landscape source files, accessed May 2019. Data retrieved from www.cms.gov/Medicare/Prescription-Drug-Coverage/PrescriptionDrugCovGenIn.
2 Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system.