Medicare Advantage Enrollment in Phoenix and Maricopa Countyby Denise Early on Feb. 04, 2012, under Health
In Maricopa County, 44% of Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans. There are 21 Medicare Advantage plans available in Maricopa county that include Part D drug coverage. The plans listed below have the largest number of enrollees or are growing their numbers. The plans listed below are all HMO network plans.
Pacificare is the big kahuna in Maricopa County and is run by UnitedHealthcare. The plan is better known as AARP Medicare Complete, and this plan has been around for a very long time.
Cigna‘s plan gets 4.5 stars out of 5 on the Medicare.gov rating system. If Cigna can get 5 to stars, it will be allowed to enroll new members throughout the year rather than just during the Open Enrollment Period of October 15th – December 7th.
Banner Medisun also gets 4.5 out of 5 stars from the Medicare.gov rating system.
Health Net is holding onto its enrollment numbers, despite having a monthly premium.
Humana is growing at a good pace. Humana also has several PPO plans, which are not listed above.
SCAN, which grew rapidly over the previous three years, did not increase its enrollment numbers in 2011.
CareMore is in its second year in Phoenix and is growing rapidly – but lags far behind the other players.
Medicare Advantage enrollment data can be found at http://www.cms.gov/MCRAdvPartDEnrolData/