Searching for Medicare plans in New Mexico? Let PlanPrescriber be your resource for New Mexico Medicare information and plan comparisons.
Medicare is a federal health insurance program that is available to New Mexico residents age 65 or older or residents of any age with certain disabilities and illnesses. The population of persons age 65 and over in New Mexico is projected to double over the upcoming decade. According to census data, New Mexico will rank fourth in the nation in percentage of seniors as part of the entire state's population. This population growth will yield a larger pool of Medicare-eligible individuals, and this number will continue to increase from the 316,973 Medicare enrollees accounted for in 2011.
Here are some statistics on Medicare in New Mexico:
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 Mexico 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 Mexico Medicare beneficiaries.
A New Mexico resident may have different Medicare plan offerings than a resident of another state; similarly, a resident of Albuquerque in Bernalillo County may have different Medicare plan offerings than a resident of Las Cruces in Doņa Ana 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 Mexico 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.
The New Mexico Community Advocacy Program offers accurate, unbiased information to anyone who wants to educate themselves on different health care options and other entitlements. This information may help New Mexico beneficiaries reduce their Medicare and prescription drug costs. Volunteers do not support or recommend specific health plans, but can offer a wide range of information on some of the following topics: health maintenance organizations (HMO), public benefits programs, and Medicare/Medigap benefits.
Data provided by the Kaiser Family Foundation.