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Medicare in Hawaii
By the numbers
In 2012, there were more than 200,000 Medicare beneficiaries in Hawaii. To learn more about Medicare in Hawaii, here are some statistics:
- Number of Hawaii residents enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B: 239,233
- Number of Hawaii residents enrolled in Medicare Part A only: 33,947
- Number of Hawaii residents enrolled in Medicare Part B only: 954
Medicare Advantage Organizations and prescription drug plan sponsors must have a contract with Medicare in order to sell Medicare insurance plans (such as a Medicare HMO or a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan). Depending on the terms of the contract between the plan and Medicare, not every plan is available statewide or in all service areas. Each year, the plan must renew their contract with Medicare, so the availability of a plan in a specific service area is subject to change as a result of the annual contract renewal.
Medicare resources in Hawaii
Medicare beneficiaries may use available resources to help answer any questions about Medicare plans, benefits, and more. These resources may also assist beneficiaries with limited incomes.
Hawaii Medicare Savings Programs: Hawaii offers savings programs for Medicare beneficiaries whose income falls below a certain level. These programs can help pay for things like Medicare Part A and B premiums, deductibles, and prescription drug costs.
Hawaii State Health Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (SHIP): Hawaii beneficiaries and their families can visit the Sage PLUS Program website to find out more about Medicare. Sage PLUS, a program sponsored by the State Health Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (SHIP), offers counseling via phone calls, public education meetings, or face-to-face meetings.
Source: Statistical data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2012 Medicare Enrollment Data by State and Age.