Saving for Retirement Health-Care Costs
The chart below shows the savings that a man, a woman, and a couple who retired at age 65 in 2022 might need to meet retirement health-care expenses, assuming median prescription drug expenses. The Original Medicare estimate includes premiums for Medicare Parts B and D, the Part B deductible, out-of-pocket prescription drug spending, and premiums for Medigap Plan G, which would pay most other out-of-pocket costs.
Medicare Advantage Plans — offered by private companies under Medicare oversight — require the Medicare Part B premium and typically combine hospital, medical, and prescription drug coverage. They often have limited networks and may require approval to cover certain medications and services.