Medicare plays a key role in providing health and financial security to beneficiaries residing in Alabama. With more than a million Alabama beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare, we’ll cover some very important information below about Medicare in Alabama. We want to help you better understand your options and make the decision-process as seamless as possible once you’re ready to enroll in Medicare or discover different coverage options.

At a Glance: Alabama Medicare Enrollments

575,157

Original Medicare Plans
(Part A and B)

481,098

Medicare Advantage & Other Health Plans

324,063

Stand-alone Medicare Part D (Drug plans)

1,056,255

Total Medicare Beneficiaries in Alabama

Who Qualifies for Medicare in Alabama?

Medicare covers most Alabama residents who are age 65 or older, and it also covers disabled Alabama residents. Along with Kentucky and Mississippi, Alabama has the highest percentage of disabled Medicare beneficiaries in the country.

In general, Medicare enrollment in Alabama works the same way as it does in the rest of the country. If you qualify, Original Medicare Part A and Part B will help cover your health costs.

Once you have Medicare eligibility, you can begin choosing a new health plan through a Medicare Advantage Plan, Medigap plan, and/or a Medicare Part D drug plan.

Who Qualifies for Medicare

Local Medicare Health Plan Resources in Alabama

  • Alabama State Health Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (SHIP):
    SHIP coordinators are available to help beneficiaries who have questions about Medicare. The coordinators also provide information on which programs and plans are available to Alabama residents and how to file a complaint regarding care from a Medicare provider.
    Contact: Call (800) 243-5463

  • Alabama Prescription Drug Assistance Programs:
    The program saves thousands of Alabamians millions of dollars in medication expenses by providing free or low-cost prescription drugs from pharmaceutical manufacturers. SenioRx is a program for Alabamians who are age 55 and older and for persons with disabilities, who are diagnosed with chronic medical conditions requiring daily medication.
    Contact: Call 1-800-AGE-LINE (1-800-243-5463)

  • KEPRO:
    KEPRO is Medicare’s Beneficiary and Family-Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization. KEPRO is a diversified healthcare information company that emphasizes excellence in customer service.
    Contact: Visit the KEPRO website to file a complaint or appeal your Medicare services or coverage

The licensed agents that are partnered with Time for 65 can help you compare the availability, benefits, and costs of Medicare plans in your specific region of Alabama. Our process makes it easier for you to access your Medicare eligibility in Alabama so that you receive personalized, affordable, and easy-to-use coverage options and solutions. Feel free to fill out the form or give us a call at (866) 327-0148 anytime to get your free quote and ask any questions that may be lingering.