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Medicare in Michigan
By the numbers
Following is information on Medicare enrollment and beneficiaries in 2012 for Michigan:
- Beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B in Michigan who are 65 or older: 1,630,347
- Beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B in Michigan who are under 65: 376,408
- Beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Part A only in Michigan: 131,889
- Beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Part B only in Michigan: 4,156
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 Michigan
Michigan Medicare Savings Programs: You may qualify for a Medicare Savings Program if you are receiving or are eligible for Medicare Part A and have a low income and limited assets. If you qualify, you can get discounts on certain health expenses, like premiums, copayments, and deductibles.
Michigan State Health Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (SHIP): The Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) provides free health benefit counseling services to all Medicare beneficiaries in Michigan. Counselors at local agencies provide information about a variety of Medicare-related topics. You can also talk to a counselor by calling their toll-free number.
Source: Statistical data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2012 Medicare Enrollment Data by State and Age.