Searching for Medicare plans in New Jersey? Let PlanPrescriber be your resource for New Jersey Medicare information and plan comparisons.
The population of persons age 60 and older in New Jersey is growing at a rapid pace as baby boomers age into retirement. By 2030, this age group is projected to number around 2.5 million compared to the total of 1.6 million in 2007. These persons represented 18 percent of the state population in 2007, and this proportion is expected to rise to 25.7 percent within the next couple decades. This population growth will yield a larger pool of Medicare-eligible individuals in the state of New Jersey.
Here are some statistics on Medicare in New Jersey:
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 New Jersey 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 New Jersey Medicare beneficiaries.
A New Jersey resident may have different Medicare plan offerings than a resident of another state; similarly, a resident of Newark in Essex County may have different Medicare plan offerings than a resident of Jersey City in Hudson 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 New Jersey 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.
To learn more about Medicare in New Jersey, check out the following resources:
Data provided by the Kaiser Family Foundation.