Searching for Medicare plans in Maryland? Let PlanPrescriber be your resource for Maryland Medicare information and plan comparisons.
Medicare provides those Maryland residents who are age 65 and over and those with certain disabilities and illnesses with health insurance coverage and benefits. The senior population in Maryland is growing as the baby boomer population reaches retirement age. In 2000, 15% of the population was over the age of 65, and this percentage is expected to increase to 25% of Maryland's estimated population of 6.7 million by the year 2030. This rapid growth in the age 65 and over demographic will greatly expand the pool of Medicare-eligible people in the state of Maryland.
Here are some statistics on Medicare in Maryland:
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 Maryland 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 Maryland Medicare beneficiaries.
A Maryland resident may have different Medicare plan offerings than a resident of another state; similarly, a resident of Baltimore in Baltimore County may have different Medicare plan offerings than a resident of Columbia in Howard 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 Maryland 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.
Maryland Medical Assistance (MA), or Medicaid, is a federal and state funded program that helps pay the medical bills of those that meet all eligibility requirements. Additional coverage is also available through the Aged, Blind or Disabled (ABD) program, which is available to those 65 years and older, blind, disabled or with certain chronic illnesses. There are certain income and resource limits that a Maryland resident must fall below to qualify for this program, but for residents who have too much income, they may also qualify under a Spend down. For Maryland residents who have too many assets, they may not qualify for Medical Assistance until that amount of assets falls below the limit.
Data provided by the Kaiser Family Foundation.