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By the numbers

Here are a few facts about Medicare enrollment in Tennessee in 2018, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS):

  • Medicare beneficiaries in Tennessee enrolled in Medicare Part A and/or Part B (but not Medicare Advantage): 819,470
  • Medicare beneficiaries in Tennessee enrolled in Medicare Advantage and other health plans: 513,074
  • Total number of Medicare beneficiaries in Tennessee: 1,332,544

Private insurance companies must have contracts with Medicare to offer Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans. 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 its contract with Medicare, so the availability of a plan in a specific service area is subject to change.

Medicare resources in Tennessee

Tennessee Medicare Savings Programs: Low-income beneficiaries may qualify for savings programs in the state of Tennessee. These programs offer discounts on some of the health expenses that Medicare doesn’t cover.

Tennessee State Health Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (SHIP): The Tennessee State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is a statewide program that provides free and objective assistance to beneficiaries with questions about Medicare. Tennessee SHIP is funded in part by a grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

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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