Medicare Advantage Plans in Milwaukee, WI

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Wisconsin state

More than 79,000 Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) plan beneficiaries called Milwaukee County home in 2019. They accounted for nearly half of all Medicare beneficiaries across the county.1

Learn more about Medicare Advantage in Wisconsin.

2020 Medicare Advantage plans in Milwaukee

Number of unique plans 5
Weighted average premium $37
Average annual deductible $275.04
Average (in-network) out-of-pocket maximum $5,694
Number of $0 premium plans 2
Number of plans rated four stars or higher 5

In 2019, there were 5 Medicare Advantage plans available in Milwaukee County.

2 plans featured $0 premiums, and the weighted average premium for all plans was just $275 per year.

All 5 Medicare Advantage plans were 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 Milwaukee County or wherever you may live.

List of Medicare Advantage plans in Milwaukee County

Medicare Advantage plans can come in several different forms.

  • Two-thirds of all Medicare Advantage enrollees in Wisconsin belonged to a Medicare Cost plan in 2019. Cost plans combine benefits between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage.

  • PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) plans account for most of the remaining plans in Wisconsin. These plans offer some more flexibility when choosing a doctor and allow for some coverage outside of the plan’s intended network. 

  • MSA (Medical Savings Account) plans, which pair a high-deductible plan with a bank account, were available in Wisconsin in 2019. 

  • HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) plans utilize a network of participating doctors and other health care providers and are also found in Wisconsin. Care is typically not covered by the plan when received outside of the network. 

  • Lastly, PFFS (Private-Fee-For-Service) plans were also available in Wisconsin in 2019. These plans feature a pre-determined amount that they will pay for covered services and how much the plan holder will have to pay. 

In the state of Wisconsin, the breakdown of plan types in 2019 was as follows:

Plan type Percentage of Wisconsin enrollees (2019)
Medicare Cost plan 67%
PPO 27%
MSA 4%
HMO 1%
PFFS <1%

How to Sign up for a Medicare Advantage Plan in Milwaukee and Milwaukee County

There are different Medicare enrollment periods in the year during which you may able to sign up for a Medicare Advantage plan in Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee County. 

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1's internal analysis of CMS Medicare Advantage landscape source files, accessed May 2019. Data retrieved from

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