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Medicare in New Jersey
By the numbers
Did you know that there are more than 1,500,000 beneficiaries living in New Jersey? The following is the number of Medicare beneficiaries in New Jersey, by type:
- Beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B in New Jersey who are 65 or older: 1,315,498
- Beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B in New Jersey who are under 65: 215,402
- Beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Part A only in New Jersey: 183,309
- Beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Part B only in New Jersey: 22,072
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 New Jersey
New Jersey Medicare Savings Programs: If you are enrolled in Medicare Part A and have limited resources and assets, then you may be eligible for a New Jersey Medicare Savings Programs that can help cover some of your out-of-pocket expenses for health care.
New Jersey State Health Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (SHIP): The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides free help to New Jersey residents who have concerns or questions about Medicare. There are volunteer counselors available to help beneficiaries make informed decisions about their health care.
Source: Statistical data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2012 Medicare Enrollment Data by State and Age.