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

Maryland Medicare Enrollments

915,563

Original Medicare Plans (Part A and B)

136,357

Medicare Advantage & Other Health Plans

549,350

Stand-alone Medicare Part D (Drug Plans)

1,051,920

Total Medicare Beneficiaries in Maryland

Who Qualifies for Medicare in Maryland?

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

  • Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP): The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) meets the most universal needs of Medicare beneficiaries. Needs such as understanding their health insurance benefits, bills, and rights. Trained staff and volunteer counselors in all 23 counties and Baltimore City provide in-person and telephone assistance.
    Contact: Call 1-800-243-3425 or reach out to a local counselor directly by finding their phone number here.

  • Maryland Department of Aging: The Maryland Department of Aging helps establish Maryland as an attractive location for all older adults through vibrant communities and supportive services that offer the opportunity to live healthy and meaningful lives.
    Contact: Call 410-767-1100, 800-243-3425, or visit the office at 301 West Preston Street, Suite 1007, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.
    Maryland’s Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP): SMP is an anti-health care fraud project administered by the Maryland Department of Aging through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Administration on Aging. The mission of Maryland SMP is to develop a program that enlists senior volunteers to teach Medicare and Medicaid clients how to recognize and report health care fraud, waste, abuse, or error.
    Contact: Call 1-800-243-3425. You can also call the SMP program manager, Rebecca Bradley, at 410-767-2077 or email her at [email protected]​.

  • Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC), known locally as Maryland Access Point (MAP): MAP was established as the single entry point for individuals seeking long term support services. Maryland’s 20 local MAP sites provide individual, person-centered counseling to consumers seeking information, referral, and program support for long term services. In most cases, the Area Agency on Aging is the lead organization in the MAP structure. MAP partners include local health and social services departments, Centers for Independent Living, behavioral health agencies, and other organizations through which people seek assistance.
    Contact: Call 1-844-627-5465

  • The Anne Arundel County Department Aging and Disabilities offer local seniors a comprehensive list of area resources and programs. The department currently offers 21 programs in 25 locations throughout Anne Arundel County. The Maryland Access Point Customer Service Center can assist in finding the most valuable information in accordance with an individual’s needs. This may include information on Medicare, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, in-home care, and long term care. Trained professionals from the Information & Assistance program are available to help clarify an individual’s specific needs and find the perfect fit.
    Contact: Call 410-222-4257 or visit either of the two locations at 7320 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, MD 21061, and 2666 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401.

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