For more than you ever wanted to know about Medigap, the supplemental insurance program for Medicare beneficiaries, check out Kaiser's new report. Alaska's rate of enrollment is about half the national average: 12 percent versus 23 percent. The lowest enrollment is in Hawaii at 2 percent, the highest in North Dakota at 51 percent.
From 2006 to 2010 enrollment was fairly stable, with a slight decline of 4.3 percent nationwide. In Alaska however, just because we're special, enrollment went up 27 percent. That was the second largest increase and represented about 1,700 new policy holders. Minnesota had the largest decrease of 32 percent.
Now you know.