West Virginia faces serious healthcare issues, ranking 47th in overall healthcare and 45th in senior-related health. In 2012, the Gallup-Hathaway Well-being Index rated it the “most miserable state in the country,” in such categories as emotional and physical health. But it’s trying to improve; one insurance carrier, Highmark, will be providing mobile medical services to 5 percent of its statewide enrollees, including those with Medicare Advantage.
With nearly 1.85 million people in 55 counties, West Virginia’s total Medicare population of 415,103 includes 113,220 Medicare Advantage beneficiaries. Another 89,221 members’ plans include Part D prescription drug coverage.
Humana covers 71 percent of all Medicare Advantage in West Virginia. There are approximately 40 other carriers, including: MVP Health Plan, THP Insurance Company and UPMC.
Among the plan types are: HMOs, PPOs; PFFS (Private Fee-for-Service) plans and Medicare Savings Account (MSA) plans. There may also be Special Needs Plans (SNPs) for qualifying West Virginia enrollees.
Those with questions about Medicare Advantage in West Virginia should contact the State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP). This federal program can be reached by calling (877) 987-4463.
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