Medicare Changes Taking Effect In January
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LINCOLN- Several Medicare-related portions of last year’s Inflation Reduction Act have now taken effect.

According to AARP Nebraska, many of the 263,000 Nebraskans with Medicare Part D are already benefiting. State Director of AARP-Nebraska Todd Stubbendieck said starting in January, the out-of-pocket cost for insulin has been capped at $35 a month for anyone on Medicare…

Vaccines are now free for those with a Part D prescription-drug plan Stubbendieck says this includes the shingles vaccine, which has often been costly…

Some 28,000 Nebraskans received a Part D vaccine in 2020; with this new benefit, that number will likely rise. Finally, a cap on out-of-pocket prescription-drug costs will be phased in so that starting in 2025, those on a Part D plan will pay no more than $2,000 a year. That will help at least 13,000 Nebraskans who’d otherwise have out-of-pocket costs above the cap.