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Medicare in Nevada
By the numbers
Nevada is home to 435,373 Medicare beneficiaries. The following is some information on Medicare enrollment in Nevada in 2012:
- Total enrollment for Medicare Part A in Nevada: 56,516
- Total enrollment for Medicare Part B in Nevada: 1,792
- Beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B in Nevada who are 65 or older: 368,403
- Beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B in Nevada who are under 65: 66,970
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.
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.
Source: Statistical data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2012 Medicare Enrollment Data by State and Age.