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Medicare Insurance Facts Data and Statistics - 2021

Medicare data statistics 2021Medicare Insurance Data Statistics 2021

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Medicare Insurance Data Statistics – 2020


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Medicare-supplement-enrollment-data Medicare Supplement Owners; 2010 – 2018

The number of Americans with Medicare Supplement (Medigap) insurance has been increasingly steadily.  The Association publishes data as part of it’s annual industry conference (2020 was postponed because of Covid).  New data will up loaded here when available.    Source: American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance (AAMSI), 2019 National Medicare Supplement industry conference program.

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Medigap-owners-by-stateMedicare Supplement – Medigap Plan Ownership By State

Medicare Supplement (Medigap) insurance ownership varies by state.  The Association attributes this to the fact that in many larger metropolitan areas, there are more Medicare Advantage choices available.  Source: American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance (AAMSI), 2019 National Medicare Supplement industry conference program.

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medicare-supplement-plan-choiceMedicare Supplement – What Medigap Plans People Choose

The vast majority of new buyers are selecting Medigap Plan G.  Previously, Plan F was the top choice of new buyers and ongoing policyholders.  However Plans C and F are no longer available to NEW buyers.  Current owners can maintain them.  Source: American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance (AAMSI), 2021 report

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Medicare-Statistics-2021-Plan-G2020 Turning 65 Buyer Data: Plans G and N Top Choices

More than half (58.8%) of seniors turning 65 purchased Medigap Plan G.  32.8% chose Plan N. Plans B, D and K account for 0.1%.  High Deductible Plan G; 5.8%.  For those turning 65 who already had Medicare Supplement Plan F, they could continue with that plan (2.5%).  Source: American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance (AAMSI), 2021 report, April 15, 2021

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Medicare-Plan-G-Prices-Male2021 Plan G Prices – Male Turning 65 – Lowest & Highest

The cost of Medicare Supplement insurance varies dramatically based on where you live.  To see the 2021 Medigap Plan G Price Index showing rates for top-10 metro areas, click the highlighted link.  Source: American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance (AAMSI), 2021 Medigap Price Index

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Medicare-Plan-G-Prices-Male2021 Plan G Prices – Female Turning 65 – Lowest & Highest

Women turning age 65 generally can pay less for Medigap insurance.  See the 2021 Medigap Plan G Price Index (click the highlighted link). Source: American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance (AAMSI), 2021 Medigap Price Index

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Medicare-plan-n-price-male2021 Plan N Prices – Male Turning 65 – Lowest & Highest

FOR MEN – In every metro area, there is a wide spread between the lowest available price and the highest price. Lowest price for a male was in Dallas ($77.19-per-month). Highest was in Phoenix $33.38. See the  2021 Medicare Plan N Price Index data (click the highlighted link). Source: American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance (AAMSI), 2021 Medigap Price Index   IMAGE SHOWN: PLAN N – CHICAGO, IL

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Medicare-plan-n-price-female2021 Plan N Prices – Female Turning 65 – Lowest & Highest

FOR WOMEN – Lowest Medigap Plan N prices for a woman turning 65 was $77.19 (Dallas) and $82.79 (Washington, D.C.). Highest prices were $292.34 (Phoenix) and $282.05 (Manhattan, NY). See the Medicare Plan N 2021 Price Index (click the highlighted link). Source: American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance (AAMSI), 2021 Medigap Price Index  IMAGE SHOWN: PLAN N – PHOENIX, AZ

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Medicare-insurance-choices20 Medicare Supplement Insurance Companies Competing

Association analysis of major U.S. metro areas finds there are an average of 20 different insurance companies offering Medicare Supplement insurance (Plan G).  Ranges from low of 5 (Manhattan, NYC) to over 20 in cities (Atlanta, Chicago, Phoenix, Houston).
See Medicare choices news item. Source: American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance (AAMSI), 2021 Medigap Market Analysis

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2021 Medigap Age of Medicare Supplement Policy OwnersMedicare-supplement-policy-age-distribution

For women, the cost of Medicare Supplement insurance varies dramatically across the U.S.  No one insurer was always the cheapest and none was always the most costly.  See the 2021 Medigap Plan G Price Index (click the link).  Source: American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance (AAMSI), 2021 Medigap Price Index

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Medicare data statistics 2021Medicare Supplement – Income Distribution of  Policy Owners

Most owners of Medicare Supplement insurance policies have annual incomes of $30,000 or more.  Nearly half (42%) have incomes of $50,000 or more.  Source: American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance (AAMSI) analysis of CMS data

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Medicare Advantage – 2020 Plans Available In the US

There are 100 different Medicare Advantage plans available in the United States (in 2020). Thirteen (13) plans became available for the first time in 2020. One (1) plan exited the market in 2020.  Source: Kaiser Family Foundation

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