Medicare Plans in
Buchanan County, VA

29 Medicare Advantage Plans Found in Buchanan County. See Plans

Buchanan County, VA
Medicare Information

For Buchanan County’s Medicare beneficiaries, Medicare Advantage plans offer an alternative to Original Medicare. Currently, 29 MA plans are available in Buchanan County, and coverage is provided through Medicare-approved private companies, following rules set by Medicare. MA plans, which are also referred to as Medicare Part C, may offer additional benefits that aren't available through Original Medicare.

For Buchanan County’s Medicare beneficiaries, Medicare Advantage plans offer an alternative to Original Medicare. Currently, 29 MA plans are available in Buchanan County, and coverage is provided through Medicare-approved private companies, following rules set by Medicare. MA plans, which are also referred to as Medicare Part C, may offer additional benefits that aren't available through Original Medicare.

Some Medicare Part C plans include coverage for prescription medications. Known as Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plans, or MAPDs, these plans offer comprehensive coverage for seniors who want to minimize their out-of-pocket costs.

Learn more about Medicare Advantage plans in Buchanan County, Virginia, including average costs, out-of-pocket expenses and what’s involved in obtaining prescription drug coverage.

Average Cost of Medicare Advantage
Plans in Buchanan County

Average Cost of Medicare Advantage Plans in Buchanan County, Virginia
Average Monthly Premium $46.57
Average in-network out-of-pocket spending limit $5,976.00
Average drug deductible in 2023 (weighted) $328.57
Percentage of plans rated 4 stars or higher 58.6%
Average Cost of Medicare Advantage Plans in Buchanan County, Virginia
Average Monthly Premium
$46.57
Average in-network out-of-pocket spending limit
$5,976.00
Average drug deductible in 2021 (weighted)
$328.57
Percentage of plans rated 4 stars or higher
58.6%

Learn More About Medicare Advantage
Prescription Drug Plans

Buchanan County Medicare beneficiaries who are interested in a Part C policy may choose among the following types of plans, depending on their needs and circumstances:
Plan Type Description
HMO HMO enrollees typically receive services through in-network providers and must obtain referrals for visits to specialists. However, most plans permit out-of-network care in emergencies or out-of-area dialysis. HMO plans often include prescription drug coverage.
PPO Members of PPO plans can typically go in or out of network for care, including hospitalization, although visits to non-network providers may cost considerably more. Referrals are usually not needed for visits to specialists, and many PPO plans include prescription drug coverage.
PFFS Private fee-for-service plans determine how much a doctor or facility will be paid for services, and members may seek care from any in or out-of-network provider that agrees to the plan's terms. Some PFFS plans include prescription drug coverage. Otherwise, members may seek coverage for medications through standalone Medicare drug plans, which are also known as Part D plans.
SNP Special Needs Plans are designed for individuals with specific conditions or medical characteristics. Benefits such as providers and drug formularies are tailored to members' unique needs, and most care is provided by in-network physicians and facilities. SNPs are required to provide prescription drug coverage.
Plan Type and Description
HMO enrollees typically receive services through in-network providers and must obtain referrals for visits to specialists. However, most plans permit out-of-network care in emergencies or out-of-area dialysis. HMO plans often include prescription drug coverage.
Members of PPO plans can typically go in or out of network for care, including hospitalization, although visits to non-network providers may cost considerably more. Referrals are usually not needed for visits to specialists, and many PPO plans include prescription drug coverage.
Private fee-for-service plans determine how much a doctor or facility will be paid for services, and members may seek care from any in or out-of-network provider that agrees to the plan's terms. Some PFFS plans include prescription drug coverage. Otherwise, members may seek coverage for medications through standalone Medicare drug plans, which are also known as Part D plans.
Special Needs Plans are designed for individuals with specific conditions or medical characteristics. Benefits such as providers and drug formularies are tailored to members' unique needs, and most care is provided by in-network physicians and facilities. SNPs are required to provide prescription drug coverage.

In addition to these primary types of plans, some members may be eligible for standalone prescription drug plans. Otherwise known as a PDP or Part D plan, a standalone prescription drug plan adds coverage for prescription medications to Original Medicare and some PFFS plans. It’s important to note that some MA plans, such as HMOs, may disenroll members who sign up for a separate drug plan.

Medicare Advantage Plans

Aetna Inc.

Aetna Inc. Medicare Advantage Plans in Buchanan County, VA

The following table includes cost information and other plan details for Aetna Inc. Medicare Advantage plans available in Virginia in 2023.

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Plan Name Plan Code Monthly Premium Deductible Out of
Pocket Max
Prescription Drug Coverage Medicare
Star Rating
Aetna Medicare Select Plan (HMO-POS) H3931: 101 $0 $0 $4,900 Yes
3.5 out of 5
Aetna Better Health of Virginia (HMO D-SNP) H1610: 001 $0 $0 $8,300 Yes
3.5 out of 5
Aetna Medicare Assure Premier (HMO D-SNP) H1610: 002 $0 $0 $8,300 Yes
3.5 out of 5
Aetna Medicare Assure Value (HMO D-SNP) H1610: 003 $0 $0 $8,300 Yes
3.5 out of 5
Aetna Medicare Essential Plan (PPO) H5521: 102 $31 $250 $6,700 Yes
3.5 out of 5

Anthem HealthKeepers

Anthem HealthKeepers Medicare Advantage Plans in Buchanan County, VA

The following table includes cost information and other plan details for Anthem HealthKeepers Medicare Advantage plans available in Virginia in 2023.

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Plan Name Plan Code Monthly Premium Deductible Out of
Pocket Max
Prescription Drug Coverage Medicare
Star Rating
Anthem MediBlue Full Dual Advantage (HMO D-SNP) H3447: 011 $0 $0 $8,300 Yes
4 out of 5
Anthem MediBlue Dual Advantage (HMO D-SNP) H3447: 030 $0 $0 $8,300 Yes
4 out of 5
Anthem MediBlue ESRD Care (HMO C-SNP) H3447: 033 $0 $325 $5,900 Yes
4 out of 5
Anthem MediBlue Access (PPO) H4909: 014 $0 $95 $7,550 Yes
3 out of 5
Anthem MediBlue Dual Access (PPO D-SNP) H4909: 018 $0 $0 $8,300 Yes
3 out of 5
Anthem MediBlue Service (PPO) H4909: 020 $0 N/A $6,700 No
3 out of 5
Humana Inc.

Humana Inc. Medicare Advantage Plans in Buchanan County, VA

The following table includes cost information and other plan details for Humana Inc. Medicare Advantage plans available in Virginia in 2023.

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Plan Name Plan Code Monthly Premium Deductible Out of
Pocket Max
Prescription Drug Coverage Medicare
Star Rating
HumanaChoice H5216-271 (PPO) H5216: 271 $0 $250 $5,700 Yes
4.5 out of 5
Humana Honor (HMO) H5619: 151 $0 N/A $3,200 No
4 out of 5
Humana Gold Plus H5619-095 (HMO) H5619: 095 $0 $0 $3,500 Yes
4 out of 5
HumanaChoice R1390-001 (Regional PPO) R1390: 001 $0 N/A $6,950 No
3.5 out of 5
Humana Honor (Regional PPO) R1390: 003 $0 N/A $7,550 No
3.5 out of 5
Humana Gold Choice H8145-091 (PFFS) H8145: 091 $9 $505 N/A Yes
4 out of 5
Humana Gold Plus H5619-091 (HMO) H5619: 091 $28 $0 $3,200 Yes
4 out of 5
HumanaChoice H5216-100 (PPO) H5216: 100 $37 $0 $6,700 Yes
4.5 out of 5
Humana Gold Plus H5619-090 (HMO) H5619: 090 $95 $0 $2,000 Yes
4 out of 5
HumanaChoice R1390-002 (Regional PPO) R1390: 002 $98 $480 $7,550 Yes
3.5 out of 5
UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage Plans in Buchanan County, VA

The following table includes cost information and other plan details for UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans available in Virginia in 2023.

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Plan Name Plan Code Monthly Premium Deductible Out of
Pocket Max
Prescription Drug Coverage Medicare
Star Rating
AARP Medicare Advantage Patriot (HMO-POS) H5253: 113 $0 N/A $3,200 No
4.5 out of 5
AARP Medicare Advantage Rebate (HMO-POS) H5253: 121 $0 $395 $5,900 Yes
4.5 out of 5
UnitedHealthcare Dual Complete Choice (PPO D-SNP) H1889: 006 $0 $0 $0 Yes
4 out of 5
UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage Choice (PPO) H2577: 020 $0 $0 $5,900 Yes
3 out of 5
AARP Medicare Advantage Plan 1 (HMO-POS) H5253: 047 $0 $0 $3,500 Yes
4.5 out of 5
UnitedHealthcare Dual Complete (HMO-POS D-SNP) H7464: 001 $0 $0 $0 Yes
4 out of 5
UnitedHealthcare Dual Complete Balance (HMO-POS D-SNP) H7464: 006 $0 $0 $0 Yes
4 out of 5
AARP Medicare Advantage Plan 2 (HMO-POS) H5253: 048 $28 $0 $3,000 Yes
4.5 out of 5