Medicare plays a key role in providing health and financial security to beneficiaries residing in Ohio. With more than 2.3 million Ohio beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare, we’ll cover some very important information below about Medicare in Ohio. 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.

Ohio 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 Ohio

Who Qualifies for Medicare in Ohio?

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

  • Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) provides free, objective health insurance information and one-on-one counseling to people covered by Medicare and their caregivers. OSHIIP’s hotline experts, speakers bureau, year-round outreach events, webinars, and trained local counselors educate consumers about Original Medicare, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D) – Extra Help Program, Medicare Advantage, and Cost Saving Programs.
    Contact: Call 1-800-686-1578 or email [email protected]

  • The Ohio Department of Insurance is a regulatory agency and consumer protection bureau that licenses insurance agents, provides educational resources, investigates complaints, and answers questions related to Medicare, Part D drug plans, long-term care insurance, and all other policies.
    Contact: Call 1-800-686-1526 or email [email protected].

  • UHCAN Ohio is a statewide coalition representing more than 20 regional consumer advocacy groups, including Ohio Consumers for Health Coverage. This organization focuses on influencing government policies, giving consumers a voice, and ensuring that all Ohioans have access to affordable, quality medical care. The agency provides information about insurance enrollment, prescription drug assistance, Medicare Extra Help, and insurance complaints.
    Contact: Email [email protected] or call 614-505-9460

  • The Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging (COAAA) plans, funds, and delivers services that help older adults and individuals with disabilities remain safe and independent in their homes. With the assistance of area providers, COAAA arranges and coordinates services to help individuals with daily living such as homemaking, transportation, home-delivered meals, and personal care. COAAA offers education and resources to caregivers, professionals, and the public and advocates for programs and policies that benefit older adults and individuals with disabilities. COAAA manages services for 10,500 people and funds services for another 25,000 older adults in eight counties: Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Pickaway, and Union. COAAA is operated under the City of Columbus Recreation and Parks Department.
    Contact: Email [email protected] or call 1-800-589-7277

  • Buckeye Hills Regional Council is a council of governments dedicated to improving the lives of residents in southeast Ohio. Their Medicaid + Medicare support services enable eligible seniors and individuals with disabilities to continue living in their homes and receive the support they need to have a quality of life.
    Contact: Call 740-374-9436 or email [email protected]

  • The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. (AAA) is a nonprofit agency that serves Ashland, Crawford, Huron, Knox, Marion, Morrow, Richland, Seneca, and Wyandot Counties. They have programs for all ages and all income levels; however, they specialize in services and programs for older adults and anyone with disabilities.
    Contact: Call 1-800-860-5799

  • Jewish Family Service: Licensed social workers and OSHIP-certified experts provide personalized Medicare counseling at Cincinnati-based Jewish Family Service. Trained professionals help seniors of all faiths compare Medicare plans, including HMOs, PPOs, and prescription drug coverage.
    Contact: Call 513-469-1188 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 Ohio. Our process makes it easier for you to access your Medicare eligibility in Ohio 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.