This data spotlight examines the growth in private Medicare Advantage plan enrollment in 2012, with a record 13 million Medicare beneficiaries enrolled as of March, representing 27 percent of all Medicare beneficiaries. Enrollment jumped by more than 1 million enrollees from the previous year and increased in every state except Alaska and New Hampshire.
Medicare Advantage plan enrollees generally must pay Medicare’s standard Part B premium, but more than half do not pay any additional premiums to the plan. Across all enrollees, plan premiums average $35 per month this year, down $4 per month from 2011. Read more