One important question that Medicare and other governmental health plans have to deal with is the existence and magnitude of any past Medicare supplement rate increases. It should be noted that health care inflation is a long-term process. It usually takes several years before rates start to increase, in some cases, more than double in a given year. While it is natural for providers to want to hold steady as far as costs are concerned, it is also understandable that they are concerned about future hikes in costs.

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The question that you need to ask your Medicare supplement rate increase history is whether or not this rate increase was fully approved by the Federal Insurance Commission, or had it been considered a “contingency plan”. A “contingency plan” means that the insurance company would pick up the Medicare part A premium payments from the beginning. If the increase in premiums is steep, then the company would refuse to cover the increase in costs at all. However, if the rates increase gradually over four years, it is perfectly acceptable for the carrier to raise the rates in four years, with an appropriate notice period. In either case, you will need to find out whether the carrier has passed its insurance company rate increase exam. Your insurance agent should be able to help you with this.

To understand what kind of past Medicare supplement insurance companies may have raised rates dramatically, you need to understand what causes health care inflation. It is caused by the rise in overall health care costs; but it is also caused by the rise in prescription drug costs, which are the main cause of rising health care costs overall. Medicare Part D, which was implemented in 2021, is supposed to reduce the number of people who are without health insurance, and bring down the number of people without health insurance to an acceptable level. The problem is that many people are unable to pay the additional premiums required by Part D, even though they have been insured for years. This means that there is a high risk pool of potential buyers for insurance, but there is also a strong demand for the products.

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