Medicare plays a key role in providing health and financial security to beneficiaries residing in Idaho. With more than 342,800 Idaho beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare, we’ll cover some very important information below about Medicare in Idaho. 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.

Idaho Medicare Enrollments


Original Medicare Plans (Part A and B)


Medicare Advantage & Other Health Plans


Stand-alone Medicare Part D (Drug Plans)


Total Medicare Beneficiaries in Idaho

Who Qualifies for Medicare in Idaho?

Medicare covers most Idaho residents who are age 65 or older, and it also covers disabled Idaho residents. In general, Medicare enrollment in Idaho 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 Idaho

  • Idaho’s Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) serves Idahoans on Medicare and those who help them by offering free, unbiased Medicare benefits information and assistance through workshops, group presentations, and personal counseling.
    Contact: Call (800) 247-4422

  • Idaho’s Senior Medicare Patrol helps prevent, detect, and report health care fraud. The program relies on volunteers in local communities to provide education and one-to-one counseling to help protect our identity and identify other types of Medicare fraud like double-billing and overcharging and unnecessary or inappropriate services.
    Contact your SMP program through your local Area Agency on Aging. Links to the six AAAs in Idaho are available on the Idaho Commission on Aging, Senior Medicare Patrol website.

  • The Idaho Commission on Aging is a state-run organization that assists older adults and people with disabilities to remain independent, avoid institutionalization, and age in place in their own homes and communities of choice.
    Contact: Call (208) 334-3833

  • Located in Coeur d’Alene and serving Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, and Shoshone counties, the Area Agency on Aging of North Idaho is part of a nationwide aging network created through the Older Americans Act. Each of the Area Agencies has a volunteer commissioner appointed by the governor through the Idaho Commission on Aging (ICOA). The focus of the AAANI is helping people stay independent and contributing members of their community.
    Contact: Call (208) 667-3179, (800) 786-5536, or email [email protected]

The licensed agents that are partnered with Timefor65 can help you compare the availability, benefits, and costs of Medicare plans in your specific region of Idaho. Our process makes it easier for you to access your Medicare eligibility in Idaho 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.