Whether for retirement or permanent vacation, Nevada’s population is skyrocketing, ranking eighth among the fastest-growing states. The state has nearly 2.9 million residents in 16 counties and one independent city (Carson City). For Medicare Advantage in Nevada, there are 149,826 enrollees, out of 445,997 Medicare beneficiaries. And, 114,634 people have plans featuring Part D prescription drug coverage.
When considering Medicare Advantage in Nevada, consumers can choose from 45 carriers, including: Connecticare Inc., New West Health Services and Prominence Healthfirst. But two carriers, Humana and United Healthcare cover 33 percent and 45 percent of all enrollees, respectively.
Overall, enrollees can purchase HMOs, PPOs, PFFS (Private Fee-for-Service) plans and MSA (Medical Savings Account) plans, which serve as savings accounts for out-of-pocket healthcare costs. And, beneficiaries may be eligible for Special Needs Plans (SNPs).
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, in 2018, 339,081 residents enrolled in Original Medicare and 179,979 residents enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan.
The Nevada State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides information for Medicare-related issues. You can call: Southern Nevada, (800) 307-4444, or Northern Nevada, (877) 385-2345. Or, Medicare enrollees may want to contact the Nevada Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC).
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