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Medicare Advantage 2013 Spotlight: Plan Availability and Premiums

This data spotlight report examines trends in the Medicare Advantage marketplace, including the choices available to Medicare beneficiaries in 2013, premium levels and other plan features. It finds almost all plans offered this year will be available again in 2013, despite concerns that reductions in payments to plans under the Affordable Care Act would result in widespread pullouts from Medicare Advantage plans. If all beneficiaries choose to remain in their current plans, monthly premiums would increase about 10 percent, or $4, on average.

The analysis also examines the types of plans available (HMOs, PPOs, etc.), changes in out-of-pocket limits, and the availability of special needs plans.

The spotlight is authored by researchers at Mathematica Policy Research and the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Data Spotlight (.pdf)