2022 Medicare Plan Changes Announced

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On November 12, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2022 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs, and the 2022 Medicare Part D income-related monthly adjustment amounts.

These Medicare plan changes are causing many seniors to be outraged as the cost for healthcare drives upward.

Medicare premiums

Each year the Medicare Part B premium, deductible, and coinsurance rates are determined according to the Social Security Act. The standard monthly premium for Medicare Part B enrollees will be $170.10 for 2022, an increase of $21.60 from $148.50 in 2021.

However, if you are a high-income earner–meaning you earn more than $181,000 taxable income as a married couple and more than $91,000 as a single-person– you can find out what your Part B will be since you pay Income Related Monthly Adjustment Amounts (IRMAA). IRMAA premiums can be found here.

Medicare Deductible

If you have enrolled into a Medicare Advantage plan, the original medicare deductible likely does not apply to you since your Private Insurance plan has stated its own benefits. The original medicare deductible mostly affects folks on original medicare paired with a medicare supplement.

The annual deductible for all Medicare Part B beneficiaries is $233 in 2022, an increase of $30 from the annual deductible of $203 in 2021.

* If you are enrolled into Medicare supplement Plan F–you still do not pay the Part B Deductible.

* If you are enrolled into Medicare supplement Plan G–this change does apply to you.

Conclusion
The bottom line is that prices are going up, not only in healthcare, but in food, gas and other areas. Inflation is real. We started off this fall by learning of the surprising 6% increase in our Social Security benefits, but that was also our first sign that this drastic increase in Medicare premiums was coming.

If these Medicare premiums are becoming too burdensome, please contact our offices to learn about methods to lower your medical and healthcare costs. You can also learn about how to apply for Medicare Extra Help, here.

4 Comments

  1. Mukesh patel

    Lower premium please. Thanks

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  2. Linda Dellinger Ausmus

    What about Medicare Advantage?

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    • Sean

      Linda, the Medicare Advantage premiums are not dictated by Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS). They are set by the private insurance companies. Reach out to our team, and we can talk about the various plans and their premiums. [email protected]

      Reply
  3. Yolanda Garcia

    If Trump was president this would not of happened,

    Reply

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