Utah Medicare enrollees make up around 410,600 of all the people with Original Medicare in the United States. Many enrollees have a Medicare Advantage plan instead.

In the following sections, we’ll give valuable insight into Medicare in Utah and the available resources for those interested in enrolling.

Utah Medicare: Facts & Figures

  • Around 248,000 enrollees have Original Medicare Part A, while Part B enrollees make up 213,000 of the total beneficiaries in Utah.
  • Of the total number, less than 24,500 individuals had both parts and were disabled, while the majority (185,600) aged into Medicare.
  • As of 2020, there were just under 160,000 individuals with a Medicare Advantage plan.
  • Total Medicare Part D enrollees represent about 275,700 of Utah’s residents. Around half have a Medicare Advantage drug plan, while the other half use another prescription plan.

Medicare Costs in Utah for 2023

Medicare Part A typically features no monthly premium if you have at least a 10-year work history and provides you with inpatient medical coverage. Part B benefits focus on outpatient expenses. The following costs remain unchanged among states.

Medicare Part A Costs in 2023 Medicare Part B Costs in 2023
  • Part A is premium-free for most
  • Part A deductible is $1,600 per benefit period
  • Inpatient hospital stay days 61-90 is $400
  • The standard Part B premium is $164.90
  • The annual deductible for Part B is $226
  • Medicare pays 80%, you pay 20% out-of-pocket

Original Medicare Coverage

Original Utah Medicare features 250,920 beneficiaries with Part A and Part B Medicare. Over 29,703 individuals have a disability and receive either one or both parts for coverage. Enrollees that aged into their plan make up over 221,000 of the state’s current beneficiaries.

The chart below details the coverage inclusions for Medicare that are the same throughout the United States.

Medicare Part A (Hospital Coverage)

  • Inpatient care in hospitals
  • Skilled nursing facility care
  • Hospice care
  • Home health care
Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance)

  • Services from doctors and health providers
  • Outpatient care
  • Home health care
  • Durable medical equipment
  • Some preventive services

Supplemental Medicare Plans in Utah

Utah Medicare has four parts, including supplemental Medicare options. Available coverage options in the state include Medicare Advantage or Part C, Medicare Part D, and Medicare Supplement plans. Prices and plan availability depend on many factors.

Medicare Advantage

Medicare Part C, or Medicare Advantage, gives Utah Medicare beneficiaries a complete solution for covering Original Medicare and additional costs. Several plans include prescription drug coverage, so you don’t have to purchase a standalone policy.

Many plans offer other benefits like gym memberships, coverage for mental health services, and more.

Medicare Part D

You can choose to enroll in a Medicare Part D plan or get prescription coverage from an alternative carrier offering equal or better coverage to avoid late fees and adjusted premiums. Medicare Part D is a separate option offering only prescription drug coverage.

In some cases, some Part D policies may also include coverage for durable medical equipment.

Medicare Supplement

Medigap gives Utah patients a solution when Original Medicare doesn’t pay all their expenses. Medicare Supplement letter plans offer coverage for uncovered inpatient and outpatient expenses.

Medicare Supplement plans are identical throughout every state and carrier, making it easy to move across the country without losing extra coverage.

Utah Medicare Resources

Utah has several worthwhile resources for those interested in Medicare. Consider contacting the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) if you need help getting Medicare. Alternatively, residents can inquire about Original Medicare at the Utah Department of Health office.

Other solutions include contacting the Utah Insurance Department for more information or the Utah Department of Human Services. If you’re looking to enroll in a Medigap plan, Medigap.com is your ultimate resource and has the latest, most accurate information on Utah Part C, Part D, and Medigap plans.

FAQs

Why does Medicare ask for your ZIP code in Utah?

Medicare asks for your ZIP code in Utah to determine how much you’ll pay for your supplemental plan. Eligibility remains as long as you keep Original Medicare, but you must live in the same ZIP code as the plan you choose to receive Medicare Advantage or Part D benefits.

Medigap plans don’t depend on ZIP codes. Instead, you get the same coverage no matter where you live.

Who is eligible for Original Medicare in Utah?

Individuals must meet specific criteria to be eligible for Utah’s Original Medicare benefits. At a minimum, you must be 65 or older and a US citizen or permanent resident.

Those with life-threatening conditions like End-Stage Renal Disease and Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS) also fall under the eligibility requirements.

Why is my first Medicare bill so high in Utah?

Your first Medicare bill is unexpectedly high due to the billing process. You’ll get a statement every three months if you don’t request that Social Security deduct your Medicare costs from your monthly benefits.

Your bill includes costs for the previous three months. You’ll receive a monthly statement if you must pay for Part A Medicare or Part D.

Are Medicare premiums deducted from Social Security in Utah?

Social Security does deduct some Utah Medicare premiums from your monthly benefits. You must have Social Security and Medicare Part B to get premium cost deductions from your Social Security check.

Medicare Parts C and D typically go directly to the carrier from your wallet, but many insurance carriers allow you to set up a Social Security deduction. You’ll need to contact your carrier to complete the process.

How much does Medicare cost in Utah?

In Utah and many other states, Medicare Part A has no premium, but costs may add up to nearly $500 each month.

Medicare’s Part B costs are significantly cheaper but may come with additional cost increases depending on your location, income, and other factors. Residents pay around $170 monthly for Part B alone.

If you have a minimum 10-year work history, you can receive Medicare Part A premium-free.

How to Sign Up for Supplemental Medicare in Utah

Signing up for Utah supplemental plans can be nerve-wracking for many. That’s why the team at Medigap.com is ready to pinpoint your ideal coverage.

Whether you want a supplemental option like Medigap or Medicare Advantage, or you only need Part D coverage, we’ll help you find a policy that stays within your budget and provides all the financial benefits you need.

We compare the top carriers and their plans for residents in Utah. Contact the Medigap.com team by phone or complete our online quote form to get the best rates for Supplemental Medicare in Utah.

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Lindsay Malzone, Lindsay Malzone is the Medicare editor for Medigap.com. She's been contributing to many well-known publications since 2017. Her passion is educating Medicare beneficiaries on all their supplemental Medicare options so they can make an informed decision on their healthcare coverage.
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Rodolfo Marrero, Rodolfo Marrero is one of the co-founders at Medigap.com. He has been helping consumers find the right coverage since the site was founded in 2013. Rodolfo is a licensed insurance agent that works hand-in-hand with the team to ensure the accuracy of the content.