With approximately 1.5 million residents, the State of Hawaii has approximately 250,000 Medicare-aged seniors across its five different counties and a little less than half of those eligible for Medicare choose a Medicare Advantage plan.
Hawaiians have a number of different carrier options for Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug coverage including some bigger-named carriers such as United Healthcare and Humana and Kaiser Permanente, which is considered the state’s best Medicare Advantage plan option, earning 4.50/5 stars.
In addition to having a number of different Medicare Advantage plans from different carriers to choose from, seniors can also choose from HMO, PPO or Private-Fee-for-Services plans. Depending on their medical and financial requirements, one type of plan may be more appropriate or simply better than the next so it’s important to review all of your options before choosing a plan. Hawaiians are urged to contact a licensed Medicare agent if they have questions or concerns about a particular plan.
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, in 2018, 148,733 residents enrolled in Original Medicare and 120,245 residents enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan.
Hawaii also has a State Health Insurance Assistance Program (Hawaii SHIP) that offers scheduled, in-person Medicare-related help at the local Social Security Offices around the state.
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