In Mississippi, Southern hospitality is a given; in fact, one nickname is the “Hospitality State.” With almost 2.93 million people living in 82 counties, Mississippi has 556,994 Medicare-eligible beneficiaries: 84,720 are Medicare Advantage members and 75,485 have plans with Part D prescription drug coverage.
However, the state’s long had health-related problems; in 2009, the nonprofit Commonwealth Fund ranked Mississippi 50th in terms of overall healthcare. According to the Mississippi Department of Human Services, Division of Aging and Adult Services, one out of every six Mississippi residents is over 60.
Fortunately, there are an estimated 37 carriers offering Medicare Advantage in Mississippi, including: Care N’ Care, Summacare, UPMC and Windsor Health Plan. But Humana actually has the greatest presence, providing coverage to 66 percent of all enrollees.
Humana also provides some of the highest-rated plans. Medicare Advantage members can choose from: HMOs, PPOs, PFFS (Private Fee-for-Service) plans, Special Needs Plans (SNPs) and Medical Savings Account (MSA) plans.
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, in 2018, 501,276 residents enrolled in Original Medicare and 105,370 residents enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan.
Beneficiaries with questions involving Medicare and Medicare Advantage in Mississippi should contact the Mississippi State Health Insurance Assistance Program (MS SHIP), at (800) 345-6347). Or, the Mississippi Dept. of Human Services may be a good source for information.
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