Medicare Advantage Plans in Austin, TX

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More than 44,000 people in Travis County, Texas, were enrolled in a Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) plan in 2019.

This number represented around 30% of all Medicare beneficiaries in Austin and in the county.1

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2022 Medicare Advantage plans in Travis County and Austin

Number of unique plans 30
Average monthly premium $66
Average drug deductible $312.63
Average (in-network) out-of-pocket maximum $5,589.66
Percentage of plans rated four stars or higher 6.7%

Residents of Travis County have their pick of 30 different Medicare Advantage plans in 2022, and the average premium for plans in Travis County is $66 per month, though you may be able to find Travis County Medicare plans that feature $0 premiums.

6.7% of Medicare Advantage plans in and around Austin are 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 & Medicaid Services (CMS). A licensed insurance agent will be able to help you review and compare costs for specific plans available in Travis County or wherever you may live.

List of Medicare Advantage plans in Austin and Travis County

Medicare Advantage plans can come in several different forms.

Nearly all Medicare Advantage enrollees in Texas belong to an HMO plan in 2022.

  • 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.

  • PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) plans are also available in Texas. These plans offer some more flexibility when choosing a doctor and allow for some coverage outside of the plan’s intended network. 

Private Fee-For-Service (PFFS) plans and Medical Savings Accounts may also be available in Texas in 2022.

How to Sign up for a Medicare Advantage Plan in Travis County

There are different Medicare enrollment periods in the year during which you may able to sign up for a Medicare Advantage plan in Austin and Travis County, depending on your eligibility. 

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Initial Enrollment Period (IEP)

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. 

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Annual Enrollment Period (AEP)

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.  

Special Enrollment Period

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. 

Find a Medicare Advantage plan where you live

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 Travis County. 

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1 MedicareAdvantage.com's The Best States for Medicare report.

2 Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system.