Medicare Advantage Plans Earn High Marks in eHealth Survey of More than 2,800 Enrollees
88% of enrollees are satisfied with their coverage
Affordability is key: most could pay no more than
61% say Medicare Advantage is a good example of public/private cooperation
While Medicare Advantage plans have come under scrutiny by some policy makers and the media, eHealth's survey found that a majority of enrollees are happy with their coverage. Nearly nine in ten (88%) say they are either "very satisfied" (63%) or "somewhat satisfied" (25%) with their plans. A similar number (86%) would recommend Medicare Advantage plans to friends or family.
- Most of those previously enrolled in Medicare Supplement (Medigap) still prefer Medicare Advantage: 59% of beneficiaries previously enrolled in Medigap say they are "more satisfied" with their Medicare Advantage plan; an additionally 23% are "equally satisfied."
- Most Medicare Advantage enrollees can't afford the alternatives: Two thirds (67%) of those who chose Medicare Advantage over Medigap did so because Medigap was too expensive. If forced to find similar coverage elsewhere, 73% say they could afford monthly premiums of only
- Most see Medicare Advantage as a prime example of public/private cooperation: More than six in ten (61%) say Medicare Advantage is a good example of cooperation between government and private enterprise, while 5% disagree; only 13% feel regulation of Medicare Advantage plans should be increased.
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Medicare Advantage plans are offered by private insurance companies and cover Medicare Parts A and B benefits, typically filling many coverage gaps and offering additional benefits. Most Medicare Advantage plans also include Part D prescription drug coverage. Medicare Advantage plans are typically more affordable than Medicare Supplement and stand-alone Part D plans; many beneficiaries are able to enroll in
eHealth's report is based on a voluntary survey of Medicare beneficiaries who purchased Medicare Advantage plans through eHealth. The survey was conducted in late May of 2022 and a total of 2,848 responses were collected.
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