Burlington County seniors can choose from a wide range of Medicare and other health insurance products to supplement their traditional Medicare coverage. Use the links below to narrow your options to a specific type of Medicare insurance. If you are looking for more information about your options click here.
To speak with a Medicare adviser, call us toll-free at 877-549-1452 (TTY 411). Our telephone hours are 6AM to 5PM PST, Monday through Friday.
Burlington County Medicare Insurance Options
Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) is the only Medicare insurance that's standard in New Jersey. All private Medicare insurance is regulated by the federal government, but plan and policy availability is regional (e.g., within all parts of Burlington County or throughout the state).
As if all of the various health insurance options aren’t confusing enough, you also need to make sure your doctor accepts the insurance you want, or find a doctor that does. Some doctors only work through insurance networks, while others treat patients with Original Medicare (and Medicaid). Some doctors do both.
Our goal is to help you find all of the information you need to narrow your plan options to a small number so you can get on the phone with licensed adviser and make your final election for the year. In our experience, people who take a little more time investigating their options generally have better results with their healthcare.
Medicare Advantage Insurance in Burlington County
Currently there are no Medicare Advantage plans available in Burlington County, New Jersey. Hopefully this will change in the future.
Medicare Supplement Insurance in Burlington County
The only relief New Jersey seniors have from the high cost of medical bills is additional insurance. That's because Original Medicare does not set limits on your annual out-of-pocket expenses. It's a serious risk that you need to consider. If you plan to keep your Original Medicare, the solution is Medicare Supplement insurance (Medigap).
Medigap insurance is available in New Jersey in ten standardized letter plans, A, B, C, D, F, G, K, L, M and N. There's also a high deductible version of Plan F. Plan A is the most basic and Plan F offers the most coverage possible.
The most important thing to know about Medigap insurance policies is that if Original Medicare doesn’t cover a healthcare service, a Medigap plan won't cover it or any portion of it either. So, unlike Medicare Advantage plans that can offer extras, like coverage for prescription medications, hearing, vision, dental and more, Medicare Supplements are in lock-step with Original Medicare Parts A and B.
Medicare Prescription Drug Plans in Burlington County
Most New Jersey seniors will eventually need help paying for their prescription medications. Unfortunately, this is not a benefit provided by Original Medicare, you have to buy it. You can get prescription drug coverage assistance by enrolling in a Medicare Part D plan (PDP) or a Medicare Advantage plan that includes a PDP.
You have a variety of options available to you throughout New Jersey. This year there are a total of 6 prescription drug plans available, each with its own formulary. Monthly premiums start at just $34.10 and go up to $105.70 per month for the most inclusive extended plan. While shopping and comparing, don't forget to look at the annual deductible. This is what you will pay at the pharmacy before assistance begins.
How-To Find a Medicare Doctor in Burlington County, New Jersey
We've recently added all Burlington County Medicare doctors (primary care physicians for now) to MedicareWire.com. Doctors who treat Medicare patients are listed by city or town. We have school information, years of experience, hospital affiliations and insurances for doctors in Beverly, Bordentown, Browns Mills, Burlington, Columbus, Florence, Fort Dix, Hainesport, Jobstown, Lumberton, Maple Shade, Marlton, Medford, Moorestown, Mount Holly, Mount Laurel, New Gretna, New Lisbon, Palmyra, Pemberton, Riverside, Riverton, Roebling, Willingboro, Wrightstown, and surrounding areas.
This page was last updated on: 11/12/2014.