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Medicare in New Jersey

By the numbers

Did you know that there are nearly 1,500,000 beneficiaries living in New Jersey? The following is the number of Medicare beneficiaries in New Jersey, by type of coverage:

  • Beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Part A and/or Part B in New Jersey: 1, 252, 414

  • Beneficiaries enrolled in the Medicare program: 1, 485, 769

  • Beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Part C: 233, 355

  • Beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Part D: 1, 060, 513

  • New Jersey beneficiaries enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan that includes prescription drug coverage: 183, 598

Medicare Advantage plans and stand-alone Medicare Prescription Drug Plans are available through private insurance companies that have contracted with Medicare 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 Medicare 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 New Jersey

New Jersey Medicare Savings Programs: If you are enrolled in Medicare Part A and have limited resources and assets, then you may be eligible for a New Jersey Medicare Savings Programs that can help cover some of your out-of-pocket expenses for health care.

New Jersey State Health Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (SHIP): The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides free help to New Jersey residents who have concerns or questions about Medicare. There are volunteer counselors available to help beneficiaries make informed decisions about their health care.

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.

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