How payers stack up on Medicare Advantage transportation benefits

Around 4 in 10 Medicare Advantage enrollees receive transportation benefits, according to an analysis from Kaiser Family Foundation. 

The group compared the types of extra benefits Medicare Advantage plans provide. While almost every plan provides beneficiaries with vision, hearing, dental and fitness benefits, other benefits vary widely across payers and plans. 

Overall, 39 percent of Medicare Advantage plans offer transportation benefits to help members get to medical appointments and other obligations. 

Here's how the largest payers stacked up: 

  1. Cigna — 62 percent of enrollees have transportation benefit 

  2. Centene — 56 percent of enrollees have transportation benefit 

  3. Humana — 49 percent of enrollees have transportation benefit 

  4. Blue Cross Blue Shield — 41 percent of enrollees have transportation benefit  

  5. UnitedHealthcare — 26 percent of enrollees have transportation benefit

  6. Kaiser Permanente — 22 percent of enrollees have transportation benefit 

  7. CVS Health — 21 percent of enrollees have transportation benefit


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