Medicare plays a key role in providing health and financial security to beneficiaries residing in Virginia. With more than 1.5 million Virginia beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare, we’ll cover some very important information below about Medicare in Virginia. 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.

Virginia Medicare Enrollments

1,152,337

Original Medicare Plans (Part A and B)

677,201

Medicare Advantage & Other Health Plans

94,076

Stand-alone Medicare Part D (Drug Plans)

1,534,813

Total Medicare Beneficiaries in Virginia

Who Qualifies for Medicare in Virginia?

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

  • The Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (VICAP) is part of a national network of programs that offers free, unbiased, confidential counseling and assistance for people with Medicare. VICAP counselors can help all Medicare beneficiaries, including those with disabilities and younger than 65, explore options that best meet their needs. Counselors will help you compare the quality of care and services given by health and prescription drug plans available in your area. Programs and topics VICAP counselors can assist seniors with include:

    • Original Medicare
    • Medicare Part D plans in Virginia
    • Medicare Advantage plans in Virginia
    • Medigap coverage, including Medicaid supplements
    • Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus (CCC Plus)
    • Private and public long-term care insurance

    Contact: Call 1-800-552-3402 or email [email protected]

  • The Virginia Drug Card is a statewide prescription assistance program to help cover the costs left unpaid by their Medicare Part D coverage. No personal information is required to sign up for benefits, and all residents are eligible to get pharmacy discounts through this program. The program may also be used instead of your insurance coverage when it offers greater savings than your copay.
    Contact: Call 866-413-9778. Online applications may be submitted via the program’s online contact form here.

  • Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services (RRCS) serves the communities of Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock counties with prescription coverage and Medicare assistance for low-income seniors. Options counselors assist persons to understand self-directed and agency supports using a person-centered approach. The individual is made aware of services available in the community that can meet his/her needs.
    Contact: Call 540-825-3100. Email inquiries may be sent through the online contact form here.

  • Care Coordination at AASC works with partner agencies in and around the Cedar Bluff area to maximize the benefit coverage and social support seniors get in the community. Care Coordination links older people with appropriate long-term care services so they can maintain their independence. Care coordinators provide outreach, assessment, and care planning. Through this program, individuals learn about and/or receive assistance from AASC and partner organizations.
    Contact: Call 1-800-656-2272 or email [email protected].

  • The Carilion Medication Assistance Program (MAP) at Pearisburg offers services to low-income seniors in the Pearisburg, Princeton, and Blacksburg areas who need help paying for prescription drugs. The Medication Assistance Program staff works with pharmaceutical companies to provide medications to persons who meet income requirements. They have programs in three areas: Roanoke area, New River Valley, and Giles County.
    Contact: Call 540-922-4282

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