Medicare Open Enrollment is from October 15 to December 7, 2021, and information for both aging services providers and Medicare beneficiaries in Massachusetts is available by clicking here.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) offers seniors and people with disabilities several insurance options, including Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and Part D Prescription Drug Plans. The costs and covered benefits of different plan options can change from year to year, so people with Medicare should review their coverage choices annually and decide on the option that best meets their health needs. Nationally, the average 2022 premiums for Medicare Advantage plans – private health plans that cover all Medicare benefits and may provide additional benefits – are expected to decrease more than 10 percent from 2021, while plan choice and benefits continue to increase. CMS provides price and quality information to empower people with Medicare to choose coverage options that are the best fit for them. While reviewing their health care coverage, enrollees can consider new or different plans, discover extra benefits, and possibly save money.