Medicare plays a key role in providing health and financial security to beneficiaries residing in Oregon. With more than 879,000 Oregon beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare, we’ll cover some very important information below about Medicare in Oregon. 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.

Medicare Advantage (Part C), Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Insurance and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (Part D) in Oregon

463,207

Original Medicare Plans
(Part A and B)

415,867

Medicare Advantage & Other Health Plans

275,919

Stand-alone Medicare Part D (Drug plans)

879,074

Total Medicare Beneficiaries in Oregon:

Who Qualifies for Medicare in Oregon?

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

  • Oregon’s Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) is a statewide network of trained volunteers who educate and advocate for people of all ages who have Medicare. Their five state employees, plus more than 200 certified volunteer counselors, help you understand your rights and Medicare insurance choices. SHIBA’s volunteers keep your information confidential. As part of the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace of the state Department of Consumer and Business Services, volunteers provide assistance at no charge to you. The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services funds and guides this program and similar programs in other states.
    Contact: Call 1-800-722-4134 or complete the online contact form

  • Oregon Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP): SMP volunteers work in their communities to provide education to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, their family members, and their caregivers about preventing health care fraud and abuse. The SMP seeks to empower beneficiaries through increased awareness and understanding of health care programs to protect them from the economic and health-related consequences of Medicare fraud, errors, and abuse. The Oregon SMP provides services around the state through partnerships with the Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) program, the Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman (LTCO), and the Association for Oregon Centers for Independent Living (AOCIL).
    Contact: Call 1-855-673-2372 or contact your local Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC).

  • YWCA of Greater Portland’s Senior Services Program offers a wide range of information and support to seniors, with an emphasis on low-income seniors over the age of 60 years. Their aim is to empower seniors to maintain healthy and independent lives in the safety and comfort of their own homes.
    Contact: Call (503) 294-7400, email [email protected], or visit the corporate office at 4610 SE Belmont St., Portland, OR 97215.

  • Oregon’s Services for Seniors and People with Disabilities office is part of the state’s Department of Human Services (DHS) and provides information on state medical programs including Medicare and the Prescription Drugs Assistance Program. Through the office’s website, seniors can apply for benefits and access information on services such as in-home support, reporting abuse, caregiver support, and disability benefits.
    Contact: Call 503-945-5600

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