2022 Medicare Advantage Plans in California
Medicare in California, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) offers seniors and people with disabilities several insurance options, including Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and Part D Prescription Drug Plans. The costs and covered benefits of different plan options can change from year to year, so people with Medicare should review their coverage choices annually and decide on the option that best meets their health needs.
Nationally, the average 2022 premiums for Medicare Advantage plans – private health plans that cover all Medicare benefits and may provide additional benefits – are expected to decrease more than 10 percent from 2021, while plan choice and benefits continue to increase.
CMS provides price and quality information to empower people with Medicare to choose coverage options that are the best fit for them. While reviewing their health care coverage, enrollees can consider new or different plans, discover extra benefits, and possibly save money. Information on these resources is below.
In California, 6,487,954 individuals are enrolled in Medicare.
In California in 2022:
•The average monthly Medicare Advantage premium changed from $19.69 in 2021 to $18.12 in 2022. This represents a
•458 Medicare Advantage plans are available in 2022, compared to 424 plans in 2021. This represents a 8.00 percent change in plan options.
•99 percent of people with Medicare have access to a Medicare Advantage plan.
•$0 is the lowest monthly premium for a Medicare Advantage plan.
•95 percent of people with Medicare will have access to a Medicare Advantage plan with a $0 monthly premium.
•Through the CMS Innovation Center’s
•In addition, through the VBID Model’s Hospice Benefit Component, 1 plan will offer the Medicare hospice benefit through their plan.