Medicare plays a key role in providing health and financial security to beneficiaries residing in Texas. With more than 4.2 million Texas beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare, we’ll cover some very important information below about Medicare in Texas. 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.

Texas Medicare Enrollments

2,430,627

Original Medicare Plans (Part A and B)

1,814,783

Medicare Advantage & Other Health Plans

1,658,530

Stand-alone Medicare Part D (Drug Plans)

4,245,410

Total Medicare Beneficiaries in Texas

Who Qualifies for Medicare in Texas?

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

  • Texas Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP): If you are eligible for Medicare, the Texas’ Health Information, Counseling and Advocacy Program can help you enroll, find information and provide counseling about your options. This partnership between the Texas Health and Human Services system, Texas Legal Services Center, and the Area Agencies on Aging trains and oversees certified benefits counselors across the state. This service is free of charge and available to Medicare beneficiaries aged 60 and older and adults with disabilities.
    Contact: Call (800) 252-9240 or search for a local office online at the Texas Medicare website.

  • Texas’ Managed Care Quality Assurance Office helps members of the public who are enrolled in managed care plans, including Medicare Advantage HMOs. The organization is responsible for licensing HMO providers and assuring that program participants have access to the care they’re promised by their insurance provider.
    Contact: Call (866) 554-4926 and select option 8.

  • Texas Aging and Disability Resource Centers: The 28 area agencies on aging (AAA) provide services to help people age 60 and older, their family members and caregivers receive the information and assistance they need in locating and accessing community services.
    Contact: Log onto the Texas Health and Human Services website to find the location nearest you.

  • Houston-Galveston Area Medicare Benefits Counselors help older and disabled Texans that are new or on Medicare compare and choose the best Medicare plans that are offered in their area. They can help you choose between traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C). They can assist with comparing the different drug plans (Part D) that are available to beneficiaries. Benefits Counselors also can assist with general questions about meals, transportation, and unrelated questions to in-home care. Assistance with application for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is also available.
    Contact: Call (713) 627-3200

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