Medicare plays a key role in providing health and financial security to beneficiaries residing in Maine. With more than 344,100 Maine beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare, we’ll cover some very important information below about Medicare in Maine. 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.

Maine Medicare Enrollments

205,460

Original Medicare Plans (Part A and B)

138,648

Medicare Advantage & Other Health Plans

255,448

Stand-alone Medicare Part D (Drug Plans)

344,108

Total Medicare Beneficiaries in Maine

Who Qualifies for Medicare in Maine?

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

Medicare Health Plan Resources in Maine

  • Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP): SMPs empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report health care fraud, errors, and abuse through outreach, counseling, and education. SMPs are grant-funded projects of the federal U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL).
    Contact: Call 1-800-262-2232 or find your local Area Agency on Aging

  • State Health Insurance Program (SHIP): If you have Medicare insurance, or expect to have it soon, you may have questions or need help to understand your Medicare benefits. Trained health insurance counselors are available throughout Maine to provide you information about Medicare and other health insurance issues. You can also learn about programs in Maine that help lower the cost of prescription drugs and other out-of-pocket medical expenses. SHIP services are free, confidential, and available to older people and people who have Medicare because of a disability. SHIP Counselors do not sell insurance or recommend policies.
    Contact: Call 1-800-262-2232

  • Maine Health Insurance Consumer Assistance Program (MHICAP): MHICAP assists seniors and other state residents with a range of health insurance coverage concerns. The Maine Attorney General and the Maine Superintendent designated Consumers for affordable Health Care as the Maine Health Insurance Consumer Assistance Program with the support of a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2010.
    Contact: Call toll-free 1-800-965-7476, Consumers for Affordable Health Care’s Augusta office at 1-800-838-0388, or by completing the contact form on the CAHC website.

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 Maine. Our process makes it easier for you to access your Medicare eligibility in Maine 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.