Medicare plays a key role in providing health and financial security to beneficiaries residing in Missouri. With more than 1.2 million Missouri beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare, we’ll cover some very important information below about Medicare in Missouri. 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.

Missouri Medicare Enrollments

744,363

Original Medicare Plans (Part A and B)

496,475

Medicare Advantage & Other Health Plans

521,501

Stand-alone Medicare Part D (Drug Plans)

1,240,838

Total Medicare Beneficiaries in Missouri

Who Qualifies for Medicare in Missouri?

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

  • Community Leaders Assisting the Insured of Missouri, or CLAIM, is Missouri’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP). CLAIM services are free, unbiased, and confidential. CLAIM averages around 300 volunteer counselors and 180 community partners throughout Missouri who provide local Medicare counseling in their communities. Volunteers receive extensive training to become a certified Medicare counselor and continue to receive updates and training on a regular basis.
    Contact: Call 800-390-3330, visit the CLAIM website to fill out an online form, or visit the office at 4215 Philips Farm Road, Suite 101-A in Columbia.

  • Missouri SMP, or Senior Medicare Patrol program helps Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries prevent, detect, and report health care fraud. In doing so, they help protect older persons and promote integrity in the Medicare program. Because this work often requires face-to-face contact to be most effective, SMPs have recruited nearly 6,000 volunteers nationwide to support this effort. SMP volunteers serve in many ways, including outreach, education, and one-on-one counseling. Most are Medicare beneficiaries themselves and are thus well-positioned to assist their peers.
    Contact: Call 888-515-6565 or 660-747-5447, email [email protected], or mail an inquiry to 106 W. Young, P.O. Box 1078, Warrensburg, MO 64093.

  • The Missouri Department of Insurance is a state agency dedicated to helping residents understand their insurance options, consumer rights, and the laws regulating insurance.
    Contact: Call 573-751-4126, visit the office in person at 301 W. High St., Room 530 in Jefferson City, or mail questions and inquiries to P.O. Box 690, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0690.

  • VOYCE is an advocacy and resource nonprofit serving 21 counties in and around St. Louis. VOYCE offers advocacy services to the 22,000 individuals who reside in more than 350 skilled nursing, assisted living and residential care communities in Greater St. Louis and northeast Missouri. More than 50% of these individuals have no one to advocate on their behalf. VOYCE also delivers options to those making long-term care decisions. As the demand for long-term care continues to grow, an estimated 70% of those 65 and older will need long-term care, and 43% will spend some time in a long-term care community.
    Contact: Call 314-919-2403 or 866-918-8222, email VOYCE through its online inquiry form, or visit the office Monday through Friday at 680 Craig Road, Suite 245 in St. Louis.

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 Missouri. Our process makes it easier for you to access your Medicare eligibility in Missouri so that you receive personalized, affordable, and easy-to-use coverage options and solutions. Feel free to click here or give us a call at (866) 327-0148 anytime to get your free quote and ask any questions that may be lingering.