South Carolina Medicare

Searching for Medicare plans in South Carolina? Let PlanPrescriber be your resource for South Carolina Medicare information and plan comparisons.

Learn about Medicare in South Carolina

South Carolina is highly ranked nationally in terms of its low tax burden on seniors. These low taxes have lead to a "graying" of the state population as a result of the immigration of retirees from other states and the out-migration of the younger population. According to census data, the 65 years and older population makes up 13.7% of the total South Carolina population, with this demographic to double in size in the next 20 years. Currently, there are 783,904 beneficiaries of Medicare in South Carolina, accounting for 17% of the total population.

Medicare is a federal health insurance program available to people age 65 and over or those who have received Social Security disability benefits for 24 months. Part A plans, also known as hospital insurance, cover inpatient care, skilled nursing home care, hospice care, and more. Part B, also known as medical insurance, pays for outpatient doctor's services such as X-rays, ambulance services, home health services, and more.

Statistics on South Carolina Medicare

Here are some statistics on Medicare in South Carolina:

Some well-known private insurance providers in South Carolina that offer Medicare plan options include:

Compare South Carolina Medicare Plans

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 South 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 South Carolina Medicare beneficiaries.

A South Carolina resident may have different Medicare plan offerings than a resident of another state; similarly, a resident of Columbia in Richland County may have different Medicare plan offerings than a resident of Charleston in

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 South 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.

South Carolina Healthy Connections (Medicaid) Program

Health Connections is South Carolina's Medicaid program in which state and federal governments join forces to share the cost of medical care for eligible low-income individuals. If a South Carolina resident is enrolled in both Healthy Connections and Medicare, Healthy Connections (Medicaid) would pay the Medicare premium and certain services not covered by Original Medicare. However, cost sharing is only available for Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries (QMB). To find out if you are qualified for this program or for more information, visit

Data provided by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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