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By the numbers

Michigan beneficiaries have a variety of Medicare coverage options in their state. Below is information on Medicare enrollment for Michigan in 2018:*

  • Beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare in Michigan: 2,038,041
  • Michigan beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Advantage or other Medicare health plans: 816,689
  • Beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare prescription drug coverage in Michigan: 1,609,100
  • Beneficiaries enrolled in stand-alone Medicare Prescription Drug Plans in Michigan: 1,120,671

Medicare Advantage plans and Prescription Drug Plan sponsors must have a contract with Medicare in order to offer 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 Michigan

Michigan Medicare Savings Programs: You may qualify for a Medicare Savings Program if you are receiving or are eligible for Medicare Part A and have a low income and limited assets. If you qualify, you can get discounts on certain health expenses, like premiums, copayments, and deductibles.

Michigan State Health Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (SHIP): The Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) provides free health benefit counseling services to all Medicare beneficiaries in Michigan. Counselors at local agencies provide information about a variety of Medicare-related topics. You can also talk to a counselor by calling their toll-free number.

*Source: Statistical data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), “Medicare Enrollment Dashboard,” from the CMS Office of Enterprise Data & Analytics, February 2019.

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