Medicare plays a key role in providing health and financial security to beneficiaries residing in Utah. With more than 409,600 Utah beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare, we’ll cover some very important information below about Medicare in Utah. 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.

Utah Medicare Enrollments

245,388

Original Medicare Plans (Part A and B)

164,218

Medicare Advantage & Other Health Plans

139,324

Stand-alone Medicare Part D (Drug Plans)

409,606

Total Medicare Beneficiaries in Utah

Who Qualifies for Medicare in Utah?

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

  • State Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) is a national program that offers one-on-one counseling and assistance to people with Medicare and their families. SHIPs provide free Medicare counseling and assistance via telephone and face-to-face interactive sessions.
    Contact: Call 1-800-541-7735 or contact the Area Agency on Aging serving your area of Utah.

  • Take Care Utah, a Utah Health Policy Project initiative, is a network of nonprofit organizations focused on helping people with health insurance. It consists of about 50 enrollment specialists all across Utah.
    Contact: Call 801-433-2299

  • Utah’s ADRC and C2C initiatives are a collaboration between the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Veterans Health Administration, and the U.S. Administration on Community Living. ADRC and C2C streamline access to long-term services and support for older adults, people with disabilities, and their families. ADRCs seek to create a coordinated and streamlined system providing clients a “one-stop-shop” experience.
    Contact: Email [email protected]

  • Office of Health Care Statistics: The Utah Department of Health provides a number of services through its Office of Health Care Statistics that can be helpful with Medicare enrollment and navigation, such as public access to data comparing Utah health plans and hospital costs, answers to common questions about health care in the state and guidelines to using and interpreting the data on their site.
    Contact: Call 801-538-7048 or e-mail [email protected]. Reports can be accessed through their online portal.

  • 2-1-1 Utah: An initiative of the United Way of Utah, 2-1-1 Utah is a comprehensive information portal to find a wide range of services in the state, including health insurance counseling. The service can be accessed by phone or via a smartphone app. The 2-1-1 Utah resource is directly tied to Take Care Utah, which is similarly dedicated to helping people navigate health insurance options.
    Contact: 2-1-1 Utah through the program’s website or via the downloadable app available there. Call 801-736-8929.

  • Bear Lake Community Health Center: The mission of Bear Lake Community Health Center is to provide access to quality, primary, and urgent health care regardless of ability to pay. The center will take a holistic approach to maintain a healthy community through education, prevention, and a community networking system. There are Utah locations in Garden City, Providence, North Logan, and Brigham City, as well as several sites out of state. In addition to providing access to quality primary and urgent medical care regardless of ability to pay, the center provides information services that help seniors with navigating health care coverage options, including Medicare and Medicaid, and finding economically efficient choices.
    Contact: Call 435-755-6061 or by mail at 517 West 100 North, Suite 210, Providence, Utah 84332

  • Goodwill Neighbors Helping Neighbors (NHN) program was developed in response to the challenges community-dwelling older adults face in navigating multiple systems to meet their health needs, plan for the future, and generally negotiate daily life. NHN is dedicated to providing free, high quality, comprehensive support to Utah’s community-dwelling older adults and their families. Through the program, older adults can call or meet with knowledgeable and experienced College staff to discuss any support needs they might have.
    Contact: Call 801-585-9505 or 801-585-9156

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