Searching for Medicare plans in Hawaii? Let PlanPrescriber be your resource for Hawaii Medicare information and plan comparisons.
The senior population in Hawaii has increased three-fold since the state was founded, from 5 percent in 1960 to 15 percent in 2009. By the year 2030, the population of persons 65 and older will account for about 20 percent of the total population, meaning that one out of every five individuals will be age 65 or older. As the number of individuals in this demographic increases, so will the pool of Medicare eligible individuals.
The Medicare program is a national health insurance program available to eligible U.S. citizens and permanent residents, including those of Hawaii. Hawaii residents age 65 and older or some younger residents, who have received disability benefits or qualify due to medical illness, are eligible to enroll in Original Medicare, Part A and Part B.
Here are some statistics on Medicare in Hawaii:
Medicare is a national insurance program administered by the federal government. Hence, Medicare eligibility and enrollment are the same no matter if you are in Hawaii or any other state. However, based on a Medicare beneficiary's location, the availability, associated costs, and insurance providers may vary for:
Unlike the ten standardized options of Medicare Supplement plans, additional benefits and coverage of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans may also vary between plans of the same type for Hawaii Medicare beneficiaries.
A Hawaii resident may have different Medicare plan offerings than a resident of another state; similarly, a resident of Honolulu in Honolulu County may have different Medicare plan offerings than a resident of Hilo in Hawaii County. It is important for Medicare beneficiaries to not only customize their search for Medicare plans based on their individual health and prescription needs, but also the county and state in which they reside.
To start comparing Medicare plans in Hawaii today, enter your zip code above for a customized list of plans available in your area. You can also enter in your medication needs to further tailor your search results and cost estimations.
Please note that low-income Hawaii Medicare participants may be eligible to receive the state's version of Medicaid, called Med-QUEST. Med-QUEST provides assistance to Hawaii citizens who meet eligibility requirements. For more information on this program, please visit http://www.med-quest.us/.
Data provided by the Kaiser Family Foundation.