What are Medicare Changes in 2022?

What are Medicare Changes in 2019?

The post below describes 2022 Medicare changes for Premiums and Costs for Medicare Part A, Part B as well as for Part D.

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Medicare Part A Cost 2022
Medicare Part B Premium and Cost 2022
Medicare Part D Cost 2022
Medicare Part D Premium 2022
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Medicare Part A and Part B Costs
Medicare Part A Cost 2022

Changes for Medicare Part A Cost in 2022 include:

  • Part A premium
    • For individuals with 40 or more quarters of Medicare-covered employment: $0 per month ($0 in 2021)
    • For individuals with 30-39 quarters of Medicare-covered employment: $274 per month ($259 in 2021)
    • For individuals with less than 30 quarters of Medicare-covered employment: $499 per month ($471 in 2021) Read more…

Medicare Part D Premium and Part B Premium by Income – 2022

Medicare Part B and Part D premiums by income - 2019

The post below describes 2022 Medicare Part D premium and Part B premium based on income.


Medicare Part B Premium based on Income – 2022

The standard Part B premium amount in 2022 is $170.10. Most people will pay the standard Part B premium amount. If your Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) as reported on your IRS tax return from 2 years ago (i.e., 2020) is above a certain amount, you’ll pay the standard premium amount and an Income Related Monthly Adjustment Amount (IRMAA). IRMAA is an extra charge added to your premium. Read more…

How to Apply for Medicare Online

How to Apply for Medicare Online

UPDATED Jan. 12, 2022. If you are within three months of age 65 or older, you can apply for Medicare online no matter whether you receive your Social Security benefits.

To apply for Medicare, use the following link:

www.ssa.gov/benefits/medicare

Scroll to the middle of the page, and click on “Apply for Medicare Only.” On the “Apply for Benefits” page, click “Start a New Application.

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Does Medicare cover Silver Sneakers?

Medicare Silver Sneakers

SilverSneakers® is a comprehensive program for seniors to participate in physical activities. It is probably the best-known fitness program. SilverSneakers® membership includes access to every participating gym and fitness center in the network at more than 16,000 locations. Does Medicare cover Silver Sneakers? Read more…

Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (MA OEP)

From 2019, there is a new enrollment period – Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (MA OEP). It will replace the Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period (MADP) that began January 1st and continued through February 14th. There are actually Annual MA OEP and Individual MA OEP.

Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (MA OEP)

Annual Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (MA OEP)

Annual Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period will allow people enrolled in an MA or MAPD plan to make a one-time election to go to another Medicare Advantage plan, or to leave their Medicare Advantage plan, return to Original Medicare Part A and Part B and join a stand-alone Medicare Part D plan. It runs from January 1st through March 31st. Read more…