Becker's Healthcare May 23, 2024
Rylee Wilson

In 2024, 36 states offered Medicare Advantage plans to retired employees, according to a report from KFF published May 23.

Almost every state provides health benefits to retired state employees, and an increasing share do so through Medicare Advantage. Here are five findings from the report to note:

  1. Just one in five employers offers health benefits for retired employees. Public employers are much more likely to offer these benefits than private-sector employers, according to KFF.
  2. In 2024, 48 states and the District of Columbia offered Medicare benefits to retired employees. Of these states, 23 offered Medicare Advantage and Medicare supplement plans, and 14 offered Medicare supplement coverage only.
  3. 12 states — Alabama, Arizona, Colorado,...

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