Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) Costs
Part A Monthly Premium
Most people don’t pay a Part A premium because they paid Medicare taxes while working.
If you don’t get premium-free Part A, you pay up to $422 each month.
In 2018, you pay
Skilled Nursing Facility Stay
In 2018, you pay
Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) Costs
Part B Monthly Premium
The standard Part B premium amount in 2018 is $134 or higher depending on your income. However,
most people who get Social Security benefits pay less than this amount ($130 on average). Social
Security will tell you the exact amount you’ll pay for Part B in 2018.
You pay the standard premium amount (or higher) if:
If you’re in 1 of these 5 groups, here’s what you’ll pay:
|If your yearly income in 2016 was|
You pay (in 2018)
File married & separate tax Return
$85,000 or less
$170,000 or less
|$85,000 or ||$134|
|above $85,000 up to $107,000||above $170,000 up to $214,000||N/A||$187.50|
|above $107,000 up to $160,000||above $214,000 up to $320,000||N/A||$267.90|
|above $160,000 up to $214,000||above $320,000 up to $428,000||above $85,000 up to $129,000||$348.30|
|above $214,000||above $428,000||above $129,000||$428.60|
If you have questions about your Part B premium, call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213. TTY users
can call 1-800-325-0778. If you pay a late enrollment penalty, these amounts may be higher.
Part B Deductible – $183 per year
Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C) and Medicare
Prescription Drug Plans (Part D) Premiums
Visit Medicare.gov/find-a-plan to get plan premiums. You can also call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).
TTY users can call 1-877-486-2048. You can also call the plan or your State Health Insurance Assistance
Program (SHIP). To get the most up-to-date SHIP phone numbers, visit shiptacenter.org or call 1-800-MEDICARE.
Part D Monthly Premium
The chart below shows your estimated prescription drug plan monthly premium based on your income.
If your income is above a certain limit, you will pay an income-related monthly adjustment amount in
addition to your plan premium.
|If your yearly income in 2016 was||You pay (in 2018)|
|File individual tax return||File joint tax return||File married & separate tax return|
|$85,000 or less||$170,000 or less||$85,000 or less||Your plan premium|
|above $85,000 up to $107,000||above $170,000 up to $214,000||not applicable||$13.00 + your plan premium|
|above $107,000 up to $133,500||above $214,000 up to $267,000||not applicable||$33.60 + your plan premium|
|above $133,500 up to $160,000||above $267,000 up to $320,000||not applicable||$54.20 + your plan premium|
|above $160,000||above $320,000||above $85,000||$74.80 + your plan premium|
2018 Part D National Base Beneficiary Premium – $35.02
This figure is used to estimate the Part D late enrollment penalty and the income-related monthly adjustment
amounts listed in the table above. The national base beneficiary premium amount can change each year.
See your Medicare & You handbook or visit Medicare.gov for more information.
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