There have been a number of changes in the available 2017 Medicare plans in Sacramento from the plans that were available in 2016. Unfortunately, less 2017 Medicare plans in Sacramento means less choice, but the good news is there are still many options for you to choose from.
For 2017, we had one major company stop providing their Medicare Advantage plan in Sacramento County. Other companies have raised or lowered their premiums on their 2017 Medicare Plans in Sacramento. We have also seen some changes in some of the co-payments for medical services and drug plan deductibles in Sacramento’s 2017 Medicare Advantage Plans.
The 2017 Medicare Plans in Sacramento continue to be all HMO Plans. That means that you generally will have to get a referral to see a provider and use only facilities and physicians in the plan’s network. Medicare Advantage is a good option for people to consider in Sacramento, but there are limitations in Sacramento.
A large limitation for 2017 Medicare Plans in Sacramento, as well as 2016, is that the UC Davis Medical System does not accept Medicare HMO Plans. If you don’t care about going to these facilities or any UC Davis physicians and providers, then not a big deal. On the other hand, if you want to have the flexibility of seeing a UC Davis provider today or in the future, I would recommend looking at the option of a Medicare Supplement plan for your Medicare needs. With a Medicare Supplement, you can go to any provider that accepts original Medicare and new patients. Please look at our page on Medicare Supplements for more information on a Medicare Supplement’s advantages.
In 2016, Medicare Supplement plans did see some increases in Sacramento and other areas. Some companies went up a little while others had substantial increases. For 2017, many of the rate increases have not been announced yet, but continued small increases would not be a surprise.
If you are shopping for the right 2017 Medicare Plans in Sacramento for you or a loved one, please feel free to browse through this website.
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