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

Michigan Medicare Enrollments

1,090,641

Original Medicare Plans (Part A and B)

997,931

Medicare Advantage & Other Health Plans

1,072,494

Stand-alone Medicare Part D (Drug Plans)

2,088,572

Total Medicare Beneficiaries in Michigan

Who Qualifies for Medicare in Michigan?

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

  • Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP): MMAP is a free health-benefit counseling service. Our goal is to help you find your way through the health benefits maze. MMAP accomplishes its mission through MMAP sites housed in regional Area Agencies on Aging, County Departments on Aging, Senior Services Agencies, Commissions on Aging, and other similar organizations located throughout Michigan.
    Contact: Call 800-803-7174. Alternatively, regional contact information can be found on the MMAP website.

  • Health Insurance Consumer Assistance Program (HICAP): HICAP offers free help to Michigan residents who need assistance with their health insurance. Seniors can receive assistance with finding a health care plan, switching plans, and filing complaints. Additional information is available on the HICAP website, including information about health insurance for people with Medicare, long-term care insurance, and Medicare supplements.
    Contact: Call 877-999-6442 or email [email protected].

  • Elder Law of Michigan (ELM): ELM is a nonprofit charitable organization that promotes and protects the rights, health, and economic well-being of older adults and people with disabilities by providing information, advocacy, and professional services.
    Contact: Call 877-664-2233 to find your nearest MiCAFE Network site for assistance with applications. For other services and information about advocacy, ELM can be reached at 866-400-9164.

  • The Senior Alliance is a non-profit 501(c)(3) agency established in 1980 and designated as the Area Agency on Aging for the 34 communities of Southern and Western Wayne County in Michigan. The Senior Alliance serves as the focal point for older adults in the region, by funding and administering a network of services. The Senior Alliance also arranges for services to qualified older adults and individuals living with disabilities as part of the MI Choice Waiver program in Michigan.
    Contact: Call 800-815-1112

  • Kalamazoo County Older Adult Services Division: Kalamazoo County’s AAA is housed in the Kalamazoo County Government under the Older Adult Services Division. Programming assists older adults and their caregivers access services, participate in health education classes, provide support for individuals living at home independently, advocacy, elder abuse prevention, and more.
    Contact: Call 269-373-5173. The agency can also be contacted via its website.

  • Valley Area Agency on Aging provides answers, action, and advocacy on care for the elderly and disabled adults of Genesee, Lapeer, and Shiawassee Counties, by enhancing lives, empowering choice, sustaining independence and supporting caregivers and families. Its Information & Assistance program makes certified resource specialists available to provide information about resources in the area.
    Contact: Call 810-239-7671 or make a referral by filling out the form on the program’s 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 Michigan. Our process makes it easier for you to access your Medicare eligibility in Michigan 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.