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Medicare in Missouri

By the numbers

The state of Missouri had more than one million Medicare beneficiaries in 2012. To learn more about Medicare in Missouri, here are some statistics:

  • Beneficiaries in Missouri with both Medicare Part A and Part B coverage: 1,182,477
  • Beneficiaries in Missouri with both Medicare Part A and Part B coverage who are 65 or older: 957,143
  • Beneficiaries in Missouri with both Medicare Part A and Part B coverage who under 65: 225,334

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 Missouri

Missouri Medicare Savings Programs: Paying Part A and Part B premiums and deductibles can be difficult for some beneficiaries. Missouri residents can apply for programs that help by offering discounts to low-income beneficiaries.

Missouri State Health Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (SHIP): Community Leaders Assisting the Insured of Missouri (CLAIM) is the official State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) in Missouri. CLAIM provides free, unbiased information to help Missourians get the most from their Medicare benefits.

Source: Statistical data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2012 Medicare Enrollment Data by State and Age.

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