Florida has the highest population the US. It only makes sense that it has the most amount of Medicare beneficiaries.  It also has the highest amount of Dual Eligible, (people on both Medicare and Medicaid.)

By the numbers for 2017*:

  • Total number of Medicare beneficiaries in the US:  55,504,005
  • Total number of Medicare beneficiaries in Florida: 4,024,223

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 Florida:1,783,321
  • Total Number of Medicare Advantage Plans in US: 2317 total
  • Total Number of Medicare Advantage Plans in Florida: 179 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 Florida:  1,486,123
  • Total Number of stand-alone PDP Plans in Florida: 21 plans
  • Average Premium for stand-alone PDP in US: $60.81/per month
  • Average Premium for stand-alone PDP in Florida:  $63.74/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 Florida: 675,500

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 California

Since Florida second highest number of Medicare beneficiaries, there are great free resources.

Here are just a few:

Florida Department of Elder Affairs works with 11 local Areas on Aging to help seniors access several local programs by county: Click Here

SHINE – Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders, provides no cost health insurance counseling  

http://www.floridashine.org

Benefits Checkup – a great resource to apply for federal and state resources funded by the National Council on Aging – https://www.benefitscheckup.org

Source Kaiser Family Foundation

https://www.kff.org