Articles | September 29, 2022

Inflation Reduction Act’s Implications for Medicare Part D

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which was signed into law on August 16, 2022, made a number of changes to Medicare Part D.

To help plan sponsors that offer retiree prescription drug coverage stay on top of the changes, we’ve created a handy chart that summarizes them. The chart is organized by year through 2032. In addition to summarizing the changes, it notes the implications for both retirees and plans.

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What the chart covers

The chart covers the following:

  • Changes to copayments for insulin
  • Elimination of cost sharing for adult vaccines and catastrophic coverage
  • Prescription drug manufacturers’ rebates to Medicare
  • Expansion of low-income subsidies
  • Limit on increases to the base Part D premium
  • Cap on out-of-pocket spending
  • Lower Medicare reinsurance payments and higher plan share of costs
  • Implementation of Medicare-negotiated prices for certain high-cost drugs

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