Searching for Medicare plans in Washington? Let PlanPrescriber be your resource for Washington Medicare information and plan comparisons.
The population of persons age 65 and over in the state of Washington is expected to increase by 150% over the period from 2000 to 2030. The total state population is only expected to grow by 42.2%, from 5,894,121 in 2000 to around 8,544,700 in 2030. Meanwhile, the senior population is expected to increase from 662,200 people to 1,660,100 by the year 2030. The aging of the baby boomer population in Washington will lead to a greater pool of Medicare-eligible individuals in the state of Washington.
Here are some statistics on Medicare in Washington:
Some well-known private insurance providers in Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington Medicare beneficiaries.
A Washington resident may have different Medicare plan offerings than a resident of another state; similarly, a resident of Seattle in King County may have different Medicare plan offerings than a resident of Spokane in Spokane 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 Washington 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 Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) is a program offered in Washington that offers free, unbiased assistance with health care decisions. Volunteer advisors help seniors and Medicare beneficiaries understand their heath care coverage options, compare health insurance plans, and find affordable health care for their needs. These advisors are available in local communities across the state, and can be contacted at their toll free number, 800-562-6900.
Data provided by the Kaiser Family Foundation.