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Medicare reports, fact sheets and explainers from the Kaiser Family Foundation
- Recent Changes to Medicare Coverage of Dental Services from the 2023 and 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Ruleson December 1, 2023 at 6:58 pm
This brief describes current law related to coverage and payment for dental services under Medicare and the rationale for changes to current policy, explains changes to dental payment and coverage included in the 2023 and 2024 final rules, and discusses the impact on Medicare and beneficiaries. These rules modestly expand the types of dental services that are covered under Medicare, but do not represent a broad expansion of Medicare coverage of dental services and will not substantially increase Medicare spending or covered dental services for a large number of Medicare beneficiaries.
- Medicare Advantage 2024 Spotlight: First Lookon November 15, 2023 at 4:13 pm
For 2024, the average Medicare beneficiary has access to 43 Medicare Advantage plans and can choose from plans offered by 8 firms. Among the majority of Medicare Advantage plans that cover prescription drugs, 66 percent will charge no premium in addition to the monthly Medicare Part B premium. As in previous years, the vast majority of Medicare Advantage plans will offer supplemental benefits, including fitness, dental, vision, and hearing benefits.
- With Medicare Open Enrollment Underway, Beneficiaries Typically Will Have a Choice of 43 Medicare Advantage Plans for 2024, Consistent with 2023 But More than Double The Number From 2018on November 8, 2023 at 3:45 pm
With open enrollment underway, Medicare beneficiaries have until December 7th to review and select their coverage for 2024. They also have a lot of options to choose from, as two new KFF analyses show. For many beneficiaries, the first decision is whether to enroll in traditional Medicare (often with supplemental coverage and a stand-alone prescription…More
- Medicare Part D in 2024: A First Look at Prescription Drug Plan Availability, Premiums, and Cost Sharingon November 8, 2023 at 2:00 pm
Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage is available for people with Medicare who enroll in private plans, either a stand-alone prescription drug plan (PDP) for people in traditional Medicare, or a Medicare Advantage plan that covers all Medicare benefits, including prescription drugs (MA-PD). This issue brief provides an overview of Part D plan availability and premiums in 2024 and key trends over time.
- Overall Satisfaction with Medicare is High, But Beneficiaries Under Age 65 With Disabilities Experience More Insurance Problems Than Older Beneficiarieson October 26, 2023 at 5:00 pm
This brief analyzes data from the 2023 KFF Survey of Consumer Experiences with Health Insurance to get a current understanding of how Medicare is working for older adults and younger people with disabilities. The analysis shows that people with Medicare who are under 65 with disabilities experience more problems using their Medicare coverage, including access and cost-related problems, than beneficiaries who are 65 and older.
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- Pensions Get a New Look From Younger Workersby Martha C. White on November 24, 2023 at 10:02 am
As the downsides of 401(k)-style plans become apparent, workers and some companies, including IBM, are showing new interest in defined benefit plans.
- Facing Financial Ruin as Costs Soar for Elder Careby Reed Abelson and Jordan Rau on November 15, 2023 at 6:26 pm
The United States has no coherent system for providing long-term care, leading many who are aging to struggle to stay independent or to rely on a patchwork of solutions.
- Higher Contribution Limits Are Coming for 401(k) Retirement Plansby Ann Carrns on November 11, 2023 at 5:53 pm
But, financial advisers note, most people cannot afford to set aside the maximum amount. “This is a system geared for high earners,” one expert said.
- Why High Yields Make Bonds Better Investments Nowby Jeff Sommer on October 20, 2023 at 1:00 pm
Back in 1994, bonds with fabulous yields were there for the taking. Our columnist doesn’t see treasures like that now, but there are solid buys.
- American Household Wealth Jumped in the Pandemicby Jeanna Smialek and Ben Casselman on October 19, 2023 at 12:59 pm
Pandemic stimulus, a strong job market and climbing stock and home prices boosted net worth at a record pace, Federal Reserve data showed.
- Social Security Benefits Will Rise by 3.2 Percent in 2024by Tara Siegel Bernard on October 12, 2023 at 6:44 pm
Millions of Social Security beneficiaries, from retirees to disabled workers, will receive the cost-of-living adjustment, which is far less than last year’s but still higher than average.
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