Nevada Medicare Plans
Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Policies
Nevada does not require insurers to offer Medicare Supplement policies to adults under sixty-five afflicted with disability.
Mini-COBRA Policies (small group)
Nevada mandates continuation coverage with small employers for thirty-six months following separation.
Medicare Savings Program (premium support)
Nevada has three Medicare Savings Programs:
- Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries (QMBs): For individuals with a monthly income under $903 and for couples with a monthly income under $1215, the state pays all premiums for Part B and all Co-Pays and Deductibles for Parts A & B
- Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries (SLMBs): For individuals with income under $1083 or couples with income under $1457, the state pays premiums for Part B.
- Qualified Individuals (QIs): For individuals with income under $1219 or for couples with an income under $1640, the state pays premiums for Part B.
To qualify for any one of these programs, participants must have assets below $6,600 or be part of a couple with assets below $9,910.
State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs
- Senior Rx: For low-income Nevada residents over sixty-two years old, Senior RX provides help with Medicare Part D premiums or, for seniors not covered by Medicare, offers low-cost prescription coverage up to a certain level.
- Disability Rx: For low-income Nevada residents between the ages of 18 and sixty-one afflicted with disability, Disability RX provides low-cost prescription drug coverage. However, this program only provides coverage according to funding availability.
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
SHIP counseling is provided through twenty-seven regional offices. Call and make an appointment to consult about Medicare benefits; Spanish-speaking counselors are available throughout Southern Nevada. Home visits are not available.
Low-Income Subsidy (“extra-help”) for Prescription Drugs
This program is a subsidy for Part D recipients with resources under $13,070 (or $26,120 for a couple) to receive money towards a Medicare prescription drug plan. The benchmark of support is different depending on which region of the country you live in. In Nevada in 2012, the low-income subsidy was $22.97 per month.
If you live in Nevada, consult with one of our MedicareSolutions.com insurance specialists to get personal assistance that is specific to your area. One of our experienced specialists can compare plans in your area and help you find the Medicare insurance benefits that are right for your needs.