Part D Base Beneficiary Premium Will Grow Slightly in 2021

The monthly Medicare Part D base beneficiary premium for 2021 will be $33.06, up from $32.74 in 2020, according to recent CMS projections. Meanwhile, the Part D national average monthly bid amount dropped slightly, from $47.59 in 2020 to $43.07 in 2021. While regional low-income premium subsidy amounts fluctuated over the past six years, 46 states are projected to see an increase in 2021. Hawaii is projected to see the biggest growth, with its average subsidy amount going up from $25.21 in 2020 to $31.12 in 2021.

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Jinghong Chen

Jinghong Chen Reporter

Jinghong has been producing infographics and data stories on employer-sponsored insurance, public health insurance programs and prescription drug coverage for AIS Health’s Health Plan Weekly and Radar on Drug Benefits since 2018. She also manages AIS Health’s annual executive compensation database for top insurers and Blue Cross and Blue Shield affiliates. Before joining AIS Health, she interned at WBEZ, Al Jazeera English and The New York Times Chinese. She graduated from Missouri School of Journalism with a focus on data journalism and international reporting.

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