Idaho Medicare

Searching for Medicare plans in Idaho? Let PlanPrescriber be your resource for Idaho Medicare information and plan comparisons.

Learn about Medicare in Idaho

Medicare is federally funded health insurance for residents of Idaho who are age 65 or older or younger than 65 with qualifying illnesses and disabilities. The different parts of Medicare include hospital insurance, medical insurance, and optional prescription drug plans available to eligible Idaho Medicare beneficiaries.

There were a total of 232,471 Medicare beneficiaries in Idaho in the 2011. This number is expected to increase with the growing senior population. The population of seniors in Idaho is expected to rapidly increase over the next decade. Idaho saw growth of the senior population of at least 6% between the years 2000 and 2003, making it one of the fastest-growing states for the age group. With the number of Idaho residents age 65 and over accounting for 12.4% of the population in 2010, a significant number of individuals in Idaho are eligible for the Medicare program due to age.

Statistics on Idaho Medicare

Here are some statistics on Medicare in Idaho:

Some well-known private insurance providers in Idaho that offer Medicare plan options include:

Compare Idaho Medicare Plans

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 Idaho 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 Idaho Medicare beneficiaries.

An Idaho resident may have different Medicare plan offerings than a resident of another state; similarly, a resident of Boise in Ada County may have different Medicare plan offerings than a resident of Nampa in Canyon 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 Idaho 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.

Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA)

The Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA), or Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP), offer Medicare beneficiaries in Idaho free and unbiased information regarding different senior health insurance plans. The counselors do not sell insurance or recommend any specific plans, but they do provide up-to-date information to assist Idaho Medicare beneficiaries in making an informed decision about their Medicare coverage. This organization is part of the nationwide network of state health insurance programs (SHIP).

Data provided by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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