9 states that could see more Medicare Advantage dollars in 2025

Medicare Advantage beneficiaries in a few states could see increased supplemental benefits or reduced cost sharing in 2025, according to estimates from Berkeley Research Group. 

According to estimates published Feb. 26, beneficiaries in most states would see their benefits cut or increased cost sharing in 2025. Insurers are likely to cut back on benefits because CMS' proposed benchmark payment rates do not offset rising medical costs, according to BRG's report. 

The impacts of the model vary widely by state because of different effects of risk-model changes and star- atings bonuses, according to BRG. 

The group's report was commissioned by the Better Medicare Alliance, a pro-MA group backed by insurers. 

Here are the nine states that could see more Medicare Advantage dollars in 2025, according to BRG: 

  1. Delaware: $468 annual increase
  2. Wyoming: $408 annual increase 
  3. Arkansas: $180 annual increase 
  4. South Carolina: $96 annual increase 
  5. Idaho: $48 annual increase 
  6. Colorado: $36 annual increase 
  7. North Dakota: $24 annual increase 
  8. South Dakota: $24 annual increase 
  9. Vermont: $24 annual increase 

Read the full report here. 

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