Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Medicare 2018 Premiums, Deductibles, Copays

The good news is Medicare is still here, the bad news isn't too bad, your out of pocket costs go up a little for 2018.

Medicare A & B Premiums, Deductibles, Copays 2018

Part A (hospital) Beneficiary pays:
Hospital Deductible $1,340/benefit period
Hospital Copay $335/day for days 61-90
$670/day for days 91-150
Skilled Nursing Facil Copay $167.50/day for days 21-100
Part A Premium $455/month for those with fewer than 30 quarters of Medicare-covered employment
$232/month for those with 30-39 quarters of Medicare-covered employment
Part B (doctor, outpatient services, etc.) Beneficiary pays:
Annual Deductible $186
Part B Premium for those with incomes below $85,000 or $170,000 married couple $134/month – for those beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare prior to 2016, whose premium is taken out of their monthly Social Security benefit
Most covered Part B services 20%

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