Historic Growth in Medicare Part B Deductible Reported by AAMSI

Los Angeles, Calif., Jan. 17, 2022 — (PR.com) — The Medicare Part B deductible has fallen from $60 per year in 1975 to $233 currently, reports the American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance.

“Medicare is complex with many moving parts,” says Jesse Slome, director of the Medicare advocacy organization. “Our goal is to educate consumers and provide a resource where they can easily find relevant information.”

Medicare Part B covers certain medical services, outpatient care, medical supplies, and preventive services. According to Slome, some people automatically get Medicare Part B (medical insurance). Some people need to register for Part B.

“People tend to focus more on the standard Part B premium amount,” Slome acknowledges. The amount for 2022 is $170.10 per month. This is an increase of $21.60 from $148.50 in 2021.

“The annual deductible for all Medicare Part B beneficiaries is $233 in 2022,” Slome adds. This represents an increase of $30 from the annual deductible of $203 in 2021.” A chart illustrating annual Medicare Part B deductibles from 1975 has been posted on the Association’s website.

Based in Los Angeles, the American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance (AAMSI) advocates for the importance of informed planning. AAMSI supports insurance professionals who market Medicare insurance solutions.

To access a national online directory of local Medicare insurance brokers, go to www.medicaresupp.org/find-local-agent/. Access to the directory is free.

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