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Latest Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Statistics For Seniors

Drug plan data for 2022 finds that 48 million Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in Medicare Part D plans.  The average Medicare beneficiary has a choice of 54 Medicare plans with Part D coverage in 2022.  Here are highlights of drug plan statistics for 2022:

  • 48 million Medicare beneficiaries
  • 766 stand-alone drug plans
  • 54 choices
  • $43 average monthly premium
  • $480 standard deductible
  • 40-to-50% co-insurance

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Drug Plan Data 2022 Highlights

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Drug Plan Data 2022

48 million Medicare beneficiaries

n 2021, 48 million Medicare beneficiaries, or more than three-quarters (77%) of all Medicare beneficiaries, are enrolled in Medicare Part D plans, with half (50%) enrolled in stand-alone PDPs and the other half (50%) enrolled in Medicare Advantage drug plans.  (Source Kaiser Family Foundation website).

766 stand-alone drug plans

A total of 766 Medicare Part D stand-alone prescription drug plans will be offered in 2022.  This represents a 23% decrease from the number of stand-alone PDP plans available in 2021.

  • 2022 – 766 plans
  • 2020 – 948 plans
  • 2015 – 1,001 plans
  • 2010 – 1,576 plans

54 choices

In 2022 the average Medicare beneficiary has a choice of 54 Medicare plans with Part D drug coverage.  This includes 23 Medicare stand-alone drug plans and 31 Medicare Advantage drug plans.

Stand-alone drug plan choices are decreasing

In 2022 the number of available stand-alone PDP plan choices is 23.  In 2021, the number was 30.

  • 2020 – 28 plans
  • 2015 – 29 plans
  • 2010 – 47 plans

The average beneficiary has more choices when it comes to Medicare Advantage drug plans.

  • 2022 – 31 plans
  • 2020 – 24 plans
  • 2015 – 15 plans
  • 2010 – 21 plans

$43 average monthly premium

The average monthly premium for Medicare Part D stand-alone drug plans is projected to be $43 in 2022 by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

$480 standard deductible

The standard maximum plan deductible (that most Medicare Part D) plan participants will face is $480.

40-to-50% co-insurance

Most Medicare prescription drug plan enrollees will face much higher cost sharing for brands than for generic drugs.  This includes co-insurance for non-preferred drugs between 40% and 50% (the maximum coinsurance rate allowed for the non-preferred drug tier) in 12 of the 16 national PDPs.

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