Within the “Land of Enchantment,” as New Mexico’s known, as of 2015, there were about 2.09 million residents, in 33 counties. Statewide, there are 369,206 Medicare members, including 117,883 with Medicare Advantage plans. In addition, 112,227 residents have policies with Part D prescription drug coverage.
With an estimated 45 carriers offering Medicare Advantage in New Mexico, Molina Healthcare is the state’s leader, with 55,000 enrollees. Other carriers include: Coventry, MVP Health Plan, New West Health Services and Triple-S Advantage Inc. But all carriers may experience enrollment increases, due to Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico’s planned removal of its individual Marketplace insurance products.
In general, beneficiaries from the State of New Mexico can select from HMOs, PPOs and PFFS (Private Fee-for-Service) plans. Special Needs Plans (SNPs) may be available to eligible members, as well.
The New Mexico State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) can answer any Medicare Advantage or Medicare-related questions or concerns. Part of the New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department, you can call (866) 451-2901.
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