Managing HealthyMarks Medicare the past couple of years has been an absolute joy. I’m proud to report that we have grown significantly and our Medicare Team has established itself as a resource for any knowledge regarding health insurance in San Diego. We have been noticing some trends the past couple of years and we thought we’d share this knowledge with you so you can better prepare yourself for your Medicare enrollment.
1) Expect A Major Premium Increase for Original Medicare in 2022
I was expecting to see a nominal rate increase for Medicare Part B going from 2021 to 2022. I was expecting to see the rates change from $148.50 to $158.50. I was not expecting this:
Original Medicare Part B Premium is now $170.10 a month for 2022
For those enrolling in Medicare Part B for the first time in 2022, the monthly premium has increased a lot more than in the past. The major reason is a controversial Alzheimer drug called Aduhelm. This drug has not shown to be very effective but was still approved by the FDA. This is a costly decision for Medicare. The pandemic has also impacted the premium increase. 2020 and 2021 have shown higher healthcare spending due to COVID-19. The cost of care has gone up due to many Medicare enrollees needing medical attention during this pandemic. We did not see a major jump in Part B premium from 2020 to 2021 because Congress mandated a small increase due to the financial recession.
2) The Ease of a Supplement Plan Continues to be Worth the Money
3) Part D Drug Plans from Centene Wellcare and Aenta SilverScript have Been Very Successful
2022 is going to be a great year for HealthyMarks Medicare
Thank you for all of your support the past years. My wife Alexa and I have been blessed with an amazing opportunity to work together and build a Medicare Team here in our hometown. We feel so lucky to have found a niche where we can help our friends and family as they retire and move onto Medicare. I have no doubt that 2022 is going to be even more successful! Thank you!
Keaton Marks is the owner and CEO at HealthyMarks including the medicare team. Keaton was born and raised in Encinitas. He often rode his bike through town and to the local beaches like Moonlight. Keaton knows it is important to have a local resource, someone who understands the area, the hospitals and networks of doctors. Keaton is proud to be a local Medicare broker who is able to assist the people in his town when selecting medicare plans.
Keaton believes one thing above all else: “Medicare is confusing… but it doesn’t have to be! That is where HealthyMarks Medicare comes in” Please contact me with any questions.