Fewer Medicare Advantage Plans Have $0 Premiums in 2015

The number of Medicare Advantage plans with $0 premiums has been on the decline since 2011, and dropped from 813 in 2014 to 726 in 2015, according to a recent analysis government data by HealthPocket.

The number of Medicare Advantage plans with $0 premiums has been on the decline since 2011, and dropped from 813 in 2014 to 726 in 2015, according to a recent analysis government data by HealthPocket.

California

Hawaii

Idaho

Iowa

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

Oregon

Utah

Vermont

Washington

Wyoming

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Delaware

Alaska

The 113 counties that lost access to these $0 premium Medicare Advantage plans were located in 15 states: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , and . The only states that did not have any Medicare Advantage plans in both 2014 and 2015 were and .

In addition, HealthPocket compared quality ratings of the Medicare Advantage plans with $0 premiums. Plans that has $0 premiums in 2014 but not in 2015 had lower star ratings compared with plans with $0 premiums in 2015 but not in 2014 (3.61 vs 3.83).

Read the press release from HealthPocket: http://prn.to/1fYLDIy