Medicare Advantage in 2021: Enrollment Update and Key Trends

(By Meredith Freed, Jeannie Fuglesten Biniek, Anthony Damico, and Tricia Neuman for Kaiser Family Foundation published June 21, 2021)

Over the last decade, the role of Medicare Advantage, the private plan alternative to traditional Medicare, has grown. In 2021, more than 26 million people are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, accounting for 42 percent of the total Medicare population, and $343 billion (or 46%) of total federal Medicare spending (net of premiums). The average Medicare beneficiary in 2021 has access to 33 Medicare Advantage plans, the largest number of options available in the last decade.  Continue reading the paper here…

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