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Medicare in New Mexico

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In 2012, there were more than 350,000 people living in New Mexico who were enrolled in Medicare, either because of their age or because of a disability. Below is more information on Medicare in New Mexico:

Demographic information for Medicare beneficiaries in New Mexico

  • Medicare beneficiaries in New Mexico enrolled in both Medicare Part A and Part B: 370,515
  • Medicare beneficiaries in New Mexico enrolled in both Medicare Part A and Part B who are 65 or older: 301,915
  • Medicare beneficiaries in New Mexico enrolled in both Medicare Part A and Part B who are under 65: 68,600

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 Mexico

New Mexico Medicare Savings Programs: Beneficiaries that live in New Mexico may be able to save money on Medicare each year through savings programs for people with limited income. These programs can help pay for some of Medicare's premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance.

New Mexico State Health Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (SHIP): This is a national program that offers free, unbiased, and personal counseling to people with Medicare and their families. Coordinators in New Mexico answer questions about Medicare, the prescription drug program, Medicaid, veterans benefits and other health insurance related topics.

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

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