If you are a resident of the state of Virginia and are looking for facts to choose from various Medicare options available, here are a few to help you decide.
It is to be noted that the private providers and all the plans offered by them vary from counties and hence the decisions are limited to the availability of providers and plans.
In US about 44 million people are enrolled in the Medicare programs. About 20% of them are registered in Medicare advantage plans and one-fourth of them have some sort of coverage for the prescription drugs.
Here are the numbers for the state of Virginia based on the recent surveys:
The state offers aid to those who can’t meet the costs of Medicare in the form of an assistance.
Also the Medicare modernization act is in force which covers for the out of pocket expenses of the prescription drug plan.
Even Medicare savings plan and plans related to the drugs are available at the Virginia division for the aging and rehabilitative services and those who avail the Medicaid are allowed to apply.
The VICAP, (Virginia insurance counseling and assistance program) helps people to understand, assess and choose plans from the various options available by counseling and education.
For any details about the above discussed programs, one may contact the Virginia department of health at 1-804-367-2102 toll free; also for counseling, one may contact the VICAP at 1-800-552-3402 toll free.