Welcome to the Health Care Financing Administration’s (HCFA) Medicare Compare Database. Medicare Compare is an interactive database which includes detailed information on Medicare’s health plan options.
We have worked hard to make Medicare Compare valuable and easy to use because we realize the importance of providing comparison information to beneficiaries and those who counsel them in their decision making. Your input will help us to make this an even more useful tool, and we will continue to improve Medicare Compare to meet your needs. Please use the Guestbook to share your suggestions for improving this database and to let us know about any errors or omissions you find. We look forward to hearing from you and plan to use your suggestions to enhance this Web site.
Medicare beneficiaries need thorough and timely information about the variety of managed care plans available to them. Medicare Compare provides a wealth of information on these plans. The facts presented allow you to “comparison shop” and find the plans that work best for you. You can gather data in a number of different areas. For example, you will be able to look at all the plans in your zip code. You can also compare costs for premiums and types of services offered, but this is just a starting point. You are advised to call any plans you are considering before making a decision about which one to select to ensure that you have up-to-the-minute information about that plan. (Please see Disclaimer for details.)
If you are not sure about how to choose the best plan, you can go to our “Choosing a Plan” section. Once you enter, you will be taken on a step-by-step tour designed to help you select the plan that best fits your needs. If you know what you’re looking for in a plan, you can use the quick search methods below. Each search leads you to a wealth of information about the plans offered in your area.
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Medicare Health Plan Compare helps you obtain detailed information on Medicare’s health plan options. By “comparison shopping,” you can find the plans that are best for you. Different comparisons you can make for plans include:
- Cost and Benefits covered;
- Quality of the plans in keeping members healthy or treating them when sick;
- Information on people leaving managed care plans.
Before making a final decision, it is a good idea to call the plan you’ve chosen to ensure that you have the most recent and complete information about it.
Important Information on Medicare Compare
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Medicare Plan Choices Publications
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Data Last Updated: May 31, 2000