Medicare plays a key role in providing health and financial security to beneficiaries residing in Tennessee. With more than 1.3 million Tennessee beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare, we’ll cover some very important information below about Medicare in Tennessee. 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.

Tennessee 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 Tennessee

Who Qualifies for Medicare in Tennessee?

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

  • TennCare is the state of Tennessee’s Medicaid program. It provides healthcare to mostly low-income pregnant women, parents, or caretakers of a minor child, children, and individuals who are elderly or have a disability. TennCare provides some assistance to individuals who require assistance determining their eligibility for Medicaid or Medicare programs, as well as offers benefits coordination assistance to beneficiaries who are dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare.
    Contact: Call (855) 259-0701

  • The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance regulates all health insurance providers throughout the state, including those that provide Medicare Advantage plans. The Department can assist with verifying an insurance agent or filing a complaint about your provider. This department also offers consumer education resources about Medicare Advantage and other insurance policies.
    Contact: Call (615) 741-2241

  • State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP) are federally-funded programs that are available in every state. In Tennessee, the SHIP program offers regular educational and counseling events in various cities throughout the state for Medicare beneficiaries and potential enrollees.
    Contact: Email [email protected], call (877) 801-0044, or in-person

  • The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) provides information and assistance to older persons, adults with physical disabilities, caregivers, and professionals looking for services or programs available in Tennessee.
    Contact: Call (866) 836-6678

  • The Southeast Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability office serves seniors in 13 counties in the Nashville area and throughout Southeast Tennessee. The office provides information and assistance to seniors, including insurance counseling for Medicare participants.
    Contact: Call (866) 836-6678

  • Greater Nashville Regional Council (GNRC): is part of a national network of State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP). SHIP is a Federal Administration for Community Living (ACL) grant program that helps states enhance and support a network of local programs, staff, and volunteers. GNRC counselors provide free, confidential, and non-bias information to Medicare beneficiaries, their representatives, and those who will soon be eligible for Medicare.
    Contact: Call (615) 862-8828 or visit the Greater Nashville Regional Council at 220 Athens Way, Suite 200 in Nashville.

  • Serving seniors in Shelby County, the Aging Commission of the Mid-South helps seniors with a variety of free and low-cost supports and services. The Aging Commission of the Mid-South employs SHIP-certified insurance counselors who provide seniors with Medicare counseling, as well as assistance with Medicare Advantage claims, appeals, and complaints.
    Contact: Call (901) 222-2300

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