Searching for Medicare plans in Ohio? Let PlanPrescriber be your resource for Ohio Medicare information and plan comparisons.
The population of Ohio is aging as the baby boomers reach retirement age. According to census data, from 2000 to 2030, the population of individuals under the age 45 will drop by 775,000 while the population of persons age 65 and older will increase by 849,000. During this time, the state's median age will also increase from 36.2 to 40.2. In 2011, there were an estimated 1,909,462 total Medicare beneficiaries in the state of Ohio; this number is projected to increase with the aging population.
Here are some statistics on Medicare in Ohio:
Some well-known private insurance providers in Ohio 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 Ohio 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 Ohio Medicare beneficiaries.
An Ohio resident may have different Medicare plan offerings than a resident of another state; similarly, a resident of Columbus in Franklin County may have different Medicare plan offerings than a resident of Cleveland in Cuyahoga 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 Ohio 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 state of Ohio, Medicare beneficiaries may be eligible for the Medicare Premium Assistance Program (MPAP) for help paying out-of-pocket Medicare expenses. If you have limited income and assets, you may be eligible to receive help in paying the costs of your coinsurance, premiums, and deductibles. To be eligible for MPAP, you must be eligible for Original Medicare and meet certain financial requirements. For more information, please visit http://jfs.ohio.gov/ohp/consumers/7103intro.stm.
Data provided by the Kaiser Family Foundation.