Setting health goals and making Medicare coverage changes in 2022 is a theme for many Medicare participants according to the latest HealthInsurance.com survey.
Our February 2022 survey reached 1,000 Medicare-eligible Americans ages 65 and up, asking about changes made to their 2022 Medicare coverage during the fall Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP), which runs from October 15 - December 7 each year. The survey also gauged healthcare cost concerns, access to medical devices like hearing aids, and healthcare technology usage behaviors.
Our survey uncovered that many of our Medicare-eligible participants were dissatisfied with their existing Medicare coverage and decided to switch their Medicare plans during AEP. In fact, of that 34% that considered making changes during their 2022 Medicare coverage during AEP, 42% actually switched Medicare plans.
Other top highlights include:
While 75% are concerned about growing medical bills, a whopping 91% of our survey participants think vision, dental and hearing aids should be covered in every Medicare plan.
Here are their additional medical cost concerns:
These additional survey findings support these key stats:
While the majority do not use the gym as a means for exercise, 53% regularly workout through other activities like walking, doing virtual workouts, and using their at-home gym equipment.
View the full Medicare survey results.
The above survey results were gathered through a national survey of 1,000 U.S. adults ages 65 and older from January 23-26, 2022. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, race, education, and political party to reasonably reflect the 65+ population. Margin of Sampling Error: +/- 3.1 percentage points.
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