Searching for Medicare plans in Missouri? Let PlanPrescriber be your resource for Missouri Medicare information and plan comparisons.
The overall population of Missouri is expected to grow by about 1.2 million from 2000 to 2030, when the population will be around 6.8 million people. This represents around a 21% increase over three decades. As the baby boomers age, persons over age 65 will account for more than one-fifth of all Missourians by the year 2030. This population is expected to increase by 87% during this time. The current number of Medicare beneficiaries in the state of Missouri is 1,009,613, and this number is projected to increase with the aging of the baby boomers.
Here are some statistics on Medicare in Missouri:
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 Missouri 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 Missouri Medicare beneficiaries.
A Missouri resident may have different Medicare plan offerings than a resident of another state; similarly, a resident of Kansas City in Wyandotte County may have different Medicare plan offerings than a resident of St. Louis in St. Louis 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 Missouri 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.
MO HealthNet is the Medicaid program for the state of Missouri. Missouri residents with limited income and assets are eligible to enroll in this program. Missouri Medicare beneficiaries who are also enrolled in Medicaid are also known as "dual eligibles".
The Missouri Medicaid program can work in coordination with Medicare. Medicare acts as the primary insurance, while MO HealthNet acts as the secondary insurance. MO HealthNet helps pay for certain costs not covered by Medicare if you use providers that accept both Medicare and MO HealthNet.
Data provided by the Kaiser Family Foundation.