Medicare in 2023: Changes Affecting Low-Income Beneficiaries

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Recorded On: 10/31/2022

Numerous changes are on the horizon for low-income Medicare beneficiaries in the coming year.

In this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss what clients with the Medicare Part D Low-Income Subsidy (LIS/Extra Help) can expect to pay for their prescription drug plan in 2023, and coverage considerations.
  2. Share trends in the landscape of benchmark drug plans being offered to individuals with LIS
  3. Analyze what the Medicare Savings Program landscape looks like, including new flexibilities offered by states.
  4. Discuss the impact of the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act on the low-income subsidies and cost burden faced by people with Medicare.

Ann Kayrish

Senior Program Manager for Medicare

National Council on Aging

Ann is the Senior Program Manager, for Medicare at NCOA where she helps local, state and regional organizations develop and implement strategies to find, counsel and assist Medicare beneficiaries apply and enroll in benefits for which they may be eligible.

Over the past 25 years Ann has had the opportunity to work in many parts of the health care industry including managed care, patient assistance programs, and provider and sales force relations.  Prior to joining NCOA, Ann managed the operations for the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) in Montgomery County, Maryland helping the most vulnerable populations gain access to the health care benefits and services.  

Ann received her B.S. in Health Care Management from Kings College in Wilke-Barre, PA and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN.

Brandy Bauer (Moderator)

Director, Center for Benefits Access

National Council on Aging

Brandy Bauer is Director of the Center for Benefits Access at the National Council on Aging, where she works with community organizations and state agencies across the country to promote benefits for older adults, identify strategies to improve the financial security of vulnerable seniors, and educate consumers about scams targeting older adults. She has worked in the field of aging for 11 years. Prior to that, she spent a decade in the international health and human service sectors, working on improving access to services for vulnerable and marginalized populations, including refugee and war trauma survivors in Europe, and as a humanitarian aid worker in Afghanistan.


Medicare in 2023
Recorded 10/31/2022
Recorded 10/31/2022
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