The Medicare Open Enrollment Period for 2022 coverage is open from October 15 to December 7, 2021. During this time, seniors can opt into or alter their Medicare insurance for the year beginning January 1, 2022. This is the time for American seniors to review their current coverage plan and decide if they need to make any changes.
Insurance policies can be difficult to read and even more difficult to understand. We have taken the time to break down all of the important changes for the upcoming year and tell you everything you need to know about Medicare in 2022.
What is Medicare?
Medicare is a national health insurance program in the United States for Americans over the age of 65 and younger people with disabilities or special health complications. Medicare insures around 60 million Americans and covers roughly half of their medical expenses.
Medicare covers most health expenses but excludes dental, hearing, and vision care. Medicare also does not cover long-term assisted living programs.