Searching for Medicare plans in North Carolina? Let PlanPrescriber be your resource for North Carolina Medicare information and plan comparisons.
Medicare provides those who are age 65 and over and those with certain qualifying disabilities and illnesses with health insurance coverage and benefits. In the next ten years, North Carolina will lose 61,000 workers per year to retirement, which will result in an increasing number of Medicare eligible individuals.>
The population of persons 65 and older in North Carolina increased 25.7% between 2000 and 2010 to a total of 12.9% of the overall population. This number is expected to increase by over 400,000 persons per decade, reaching about 18% of the state's total population by the year 2030. The urban areas of Raleigh-Cary and Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord have nationally ranked for the fastest growth in the 65+ population in the past decade.
Here are some statistics on Medicare in North Carolina:
Some well-known private insurance providers in North Carolina that offer Medicare plan options include:
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 North Carolina 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 North Carolina Medicare beneficiaries.
A North Carolina resident may have different Medicare plan offerings than a resident of another state; similarly, a resident of Charlotte in Mecklenburg County may have different Medicare plan offerings than a resident of Raleigh in Wake 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 North Carolina 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.
In the state of North Carolina, the Medicare-Aid is a free Medicaid program that offers financial assistance to those with Medicare who have limited income and resources, and to those working with a disability. This program does not pay for prescription drugs, but may help pay Medicare premiums, deductibles, and co-payments. The three different types of Medicare-Aid (Comprehensive Medicare-Aid, Limited Medicare-Aid, and Limited Medicare-Aid Capped Enrollment) and their coverage plans are based on income. For more information on the Medicare-Aid program for eligible North Carolina Medicare beneficiaries, please visit http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dma/medicaid/medicare.htm.
Data provided by the Kaiser Family Foundation.