More, higher quality options for seniors in Medicare Advantage September 19, 2013


More beneficiaries are choosing higher quality Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, and for the fourth straight year enrollment is projected to increase, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today.

The average MA premium in 2014 is projected to increase by only $1.64 from last year, coming to $32.60.  Access to the MA program will remain strong, with 99.1 percent of beneficiaries having access to a plan.  The average number of plan choices will remain about the same in 2014 and access to supplemental benefits remains stable.  Since passage of the Affordable Care Act, average MA premiums are down by 9.8 percent. Read more