Are you a Texas resident? If so,
read about Medicare in Texas here.

Medicare in Washington

Find affordable Medicare plans in Washington

Get Started

By the numbers

Washington has over 1.1 million Medicare beneficiaries. Below is more information on Medicare in Washington.

  • Number of Washington residents who are enrolled in Medicare Part A and/or Part B : 819, 681
  • Number of Washington residents with Medicare: 1, 176, 551
  • Number of Washington residents who get Medicare coverage through a Medicare Advantage plan: 356, 870
  • Washington beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Part D: 735, 723

Medicare Advantage plans and stand-alone Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (which work alongside Original Medicare) are available through private insurance companies that 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 Washington

Washington Medicare Savings Programs: If you live in Washington and have an income that is below the Federal Poverty Limit annually set by the government, then you may qualify for a Medicare Savings Program that offers financial relief for some beneficiaries.

Washington State Health Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (SHIP): Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) provides free, unbiased health care coverage counseling to Washington residents. They can help you understand your health care options and Medicare rights.

Source: Statistical data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, “On its 50th anniversary, more than 55 million Americans covered by Medicare” as of July 28, 2015.

Need help?

Call to speak with a licensed
insurance agent now.

Touch to Call

1- TTY users 711

Or, enter your zip code to shop online

Enter your zip code to shop online

Browse Plans
Was this article helpful?
Thank you for your feedback!
Compare Your Medicare Supplement Rates Immediately!

Please enter a valid zip code

Start Saving Now

The purpose of this communication is the solicitation of insurance. Contact may be made by an insurance agent/producer or insurance company. eHealthInsurance Services, Inc. is not connected with or endorsed by the U.S. government or the federal Medicare program.

eHealth's Medicare website is operated by eHealthInsurance Services, Inc., a licensed health insurance agency.