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Medicare in Michigan
By the numbers
Michigan beneficiaries have a variety of Medicare coverage options in their state. Below is information on Medicare enrollment for Michigan:
Beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Part A and/or Part B in Michigan: 1, 263, 405
Michigan beneficiaries enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan: 622, 116
Beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Part D in Michigan: 1, 451, 478
Beneficiaries enrolled in a stand-alone Medicare Prescription Drug Plan in Michigan: 1, 086, 223
Medicare Advantage plans 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 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, "On its 50th anniversary, more than 55 million Americans covered by Medicare" as of July 28, 2015.