by American Insurance news release on Nov 15, 2019
There's good news for seniors for their 2020 medical options and costs.
Medicare continues to offer seniors and people with disabilities with flexibility and choices while providing high quality healthcare services.
Medicare Advantage premiums in 2020 are expected to decline 23 percent from 2018 while plan choices, benefits and enrollment continue to increase. The Medicare Advantage average monthly premium will be the lowest in the last 13 years for the more than 24 million people with Medicare who are projected to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan for 2020, according to The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Specific highlights for 331,104 beneficiaries in Idaho include:
Specific highlights for 1,356,448 beneficiaries in Washington include:
“President Trump has promised American patients a system with affordable, personalized healthcare, a system that puts you in control, provides peace of mind, and treats you like a human being, not a number,” said HHS Secretary Alex Azar. “That is what CMS has been delivering with its improvements to Medicare Advantage: lower costs, more options, and benefits tailored to patients’ needs. This proven record of success—decreasing premiums in both Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D—contrasts with proposals for a total government takeover of healthcare, which would destroy options such as Medicare Advantage that seniors increasingly choose.”
“These dramatically lower costs in Medicare Advantage and Part D, thanks to President Trump’s leadership, means that we are putting dollars back into the pockets of our seniors,” added CMS Administrator Seema Verma. “On the contrast, proposals for more government through Medicare for All or a public option, would only harm the progress we have made to protect and strengthen the Medicare program for future generations.”
For more information or to shop for coverage, contact the certified health exchange agents, Tim Gleason or Dave Root, at American Insurance. Call 208-746-9646 or email Medical [at] Am-Ins [dot] com or text us at (208) 518-0823 for an appointment.
Source: CMS.gov news article, Trump Administration Drives Down Medicare Advantage and Part D Premiums for Seniors; also state-by-state comparison sheet