New York has the one of the highest population the US. It only makes sense that it has the a lot of Medicare beneficiaries. Insurance in New York is highly regulated, which is great protection for seniors.
By the numbers for 2017*:
- Total number of Medicare beneficiaries in the US: 55,504,005
- Total number of Medicare beneficiaries in New York: 3,343,349
Medicare Advantage (Part C) statistics:
- Total number of Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Advantage in the US: 18,478,199
- Total number of Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Advantage in New York: 1,268,936
- Total Number of Medicare Advantage Plans in US: 2317 total
- Total Number of Medicare Advantage Plans in New York: 162 total
Part D (stand-alone prescription drug plan) statistics:
- Total number of Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in a stand-alone PDP in the US: 25,078,872
- Total number of Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in a stand-alone PDP in New York: 1,456,945
- Total Number of stand-alone PDP Plans in New York: 20 plans
- Average Premium for stand-alone PDP in US: $53.14/per month
- Average Premium for stand-alone PDP in California: $47.30/per month
Dual Eligibles – people with both Medicare and Medicaid benefits
- Total number of Medicare beneficiaries of Dual Eligible in the US: 9,972,300
- Total number of Medicare beneficiaries of Dual Eligible in California: 839,300
Medicare Advantage plans and stand-alone PDP's are contracted with CMS and are not available in every county in every state. Each year MA and PDP plans renew their contacts with CMS, therefore availability of MA and PDP plans can change.
Resources for Medicare Beneficiaries in New York
Since New York has many edicare beneficiaries, there are great free resources from access to federal and state programs.
Here are just a few:
New York State Department of Financial Services is a great resource for senior Medicare insurance plan information. https://www.dfs.ny.gov/consumer/caremain.htm
New York Department of Aging, works with local Areas on Aging to help seniors access several local programs by county. https://aging.ny.gov/
HICAP – Health Insurance Council and Advocacy Program which provides free insurance counseling program for seniors. https://aging.ny.gov/HealthBenefits/Index.cfm
Benefits Checkup – funded by the National Council on Aging - https://www.benefitscheckup.org/, is a great resource to apply for federal and state assistance programs.
Source Kaiser Family Foundation