Medicare Advantage HMO plans have been around and are common in the US. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation below are statistics for Medicare Advantage HMO plans:
- 34% of ALL Medicare beneficiaries (22 million) are enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans as of 2019
- Out of the 22 million, 62% are in HMO’s with the rest in local or regional PPO’s.
- 29% of new Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in an Advantage plan during their first year on Medicare.
Medicare Advantage HMOs are popular because of low premiums. Some plans, premiums can be as low as $0. Typically, on an HMO plan you must treat with In-Network providers except in the case of an emergency.