Searching for Medicare plans in West Virginia? Let PlanPrescriber be your resource for West Virginia Medicare information and plan comparisons.
Medicare is a social program that provides health insurance coverage for people age 65 and older as well as younger individuals with certain disabilities and qualifying illnesses.
The senior population in West Virginia is increasing at a rapid rate. Persons age 65 and older constitute 16% of the entire state population, and nearly one-third of the state is over the age of 50. This demographic is expected to increase to over 38% of the population of West Virginia by 2030. Over 383,035 West Virginians were enrolled in Medicare in 2011, and this number is expected to increase with the population growth.
Here are some statistics on Medicare in West Virginia:
Some well-known private insurance providers in West Virginia 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 West Virginia 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 West Virginia Medicare beneficiaries.
A West Virginia resident may have different Medicare plan offerings than a resident of another state; similarly, a resident of Charleston in Kanawha County may have different Medicare plan offerings than a resident of Huntington in Wayne 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 West Virginia 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.
West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services - Learn more about the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) and healthy aging.
Department of Health & Human Resources - Residents of West Virginia can find information on and apply to Medicare assistance programs.
Guide to Public Assistance in West Virginia - Read general information on Medicare plans and learn about dual eligibility for both Medicare and Medicaid in West Virginia.
Data provided by the Kaiser Family Foundation.