Medicare Advantage Enrollment Sees Nine Percent Increase This Year

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Preliminary open enrollment data show that enrollment in Medicare Advantage is up by nine percent this year. A new study finds that this uptick in enrollment could be due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Why the growth?

  • In the survey, 29 percent of people chose Medicare Advantage due to the prescription drug coverage, 16 percent because of affordability, and 9 percent due to the supplemental benefits.
  • Of the 9 percent that cited supplemental benefits, 35 cited COVID-19 supplemental benefits and 27 percent cited telehealth benefits. Other supplemental benefits cited were dental (62 percent), vision (52 percent), and over-the-counter benefits (38 percent).
  • The Congressional Budget Office predicts that 51 percent of Medicare beneficiaries will be enrolled in Medicare Advantage by 2030. 

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