Connecticut may be known for prestigious Yale University in New Haven and lighthouses along the coast.
Enrollment for Medicare in Connecticut
The following is some data on Medicare in Connecticut for 2019:
Number of Medicare beneficiaries in Connecticut: over 680,000
Connecticut beneficiaries enrolled in a Medicare Advantage (or other Medicare health) plan: over 280,000
Beneficiaries in Connecticut with Medicare prescription drug coverage: over 544,000
Connecticut beneficiaries enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan that includes prescription drug coverage: over 250,000
Private insurance companies that offer Medicare Advantage plans and Prescription Drug Plan must have a contract with Medicare. You may not be able to get every plan in all the service areas in Connecticut. Plans renew their contract with Medicare every year. Plan availability can change from year to year.
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Medicare resources in Connecticut
Beneficiaries of Medicare in Connecticut have access to various resources that provide information and financial help.
Connecticut Medicare Savings Programs: If your income falls below a certain limit, you may qualify for assistance. Some programs that help beneficiaries with costs are the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary program (QMB), the Special Low Income Medicare Beneficiary program (SLMB) and the Additional Low Income Medicare Beneficiary program (ALMB).
Connecticut State Health Insurance and Assistance Programs (SHIP): Connecticut’s program for SHIP is called CHOICES. This program offers assistance, outreach, information, referrals, counseling, and eligibility screening. The CHOICES program is available to residents 60 years and older and people with disabilities. It is free to Connecticut residents and is funded by the State of Connecticut Department of Social Services, the Area Agencies on Aging, and the Center for Medicare Advocacy.
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