Medicare in Nevada
By the numbers
Nevada is home to 379,860 Medicare beneficiaries, making up 14% of the state's population. The following is some information on Medicare enrollment and spending in Nevada in 2012:
- Total enrollment for Medicare Advantage (MA) plans in Nevada - 120,379
- Number of Nevada beneficiaries with creditable drug coverage - 299,633
- Average monthly premium paid for Nevada Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs) - $53.49
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 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.
Resources for Medicare in Nevada
Nevada Medicare Savings Programs: For Nevada residents whose income falls below a certain amount, there are savings programs that offer discounts on things Medicare doesn't cover, like your Part A premium. You can apply to see if you qualify.
Nevada State Health Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (SHIP): The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides information to beneficiaries in Nevada. They offer a statewide network of volunteers who can answer questions regarding Medicare, supplemental health insurance and long-term care options.
How healthy is the state of Nevada?
Nevada is the thirty-fifth most populous state in the U.S. and ranked as the 42nd healthiest state to live. Nevada's strength as a healthy state is helped by its lower prevalence of obesity than other states as well as low incidence of infectious disease. Two challenges facing Nevada are its high violent crime rate as well as its low immunization coverage.
All data provided by the Kaiser Family Foundation.