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Medicare 2018 costs at a glance

Posted on January 15, 2018 at 6:40 PM

Medicare 2018 costs at a glance


Part A premium

Most people don't pay a monthly premium for Part A (sometimes called "premium-free Part A"). If you buy Part A, you'll pay up to $422 each month. If you paid Medicare taxes for less than 30 quarters, the standard Part A premium is $422. If you paid Medicare taxes for 30-39 quarters, the standard Part A premium is $232.

Part A hospital inpatient deductible and coinsurance

You pay:

$1,340 deductible for each benefit period

Days 1-60: $0 coinsurance for each benefit period

Days 61-90: $335 coinsurance per day of each benefit period

Days 91 and beyond: $670 coinsurance per each "lifetime reserve day" after day 90 for each benefit period (up to 60 days over your lifetime)

Beyond lifetime reserve days: all costs


Part B premium

The standard Part B premium amount is $134 (or higher depending on your income). However, some people who get Social Security benefits will pay less than this amount ($130 on average).

Part B deductible and coinsurance $183 per year. After your deductible is met, you typically pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount for most doctor services (including most doctor services while you're a hospital inpatient), outpatient therapy, and durable medical equipment.


Part C premium

The Part C monthly premium varies by plan. Compare costs for specific Part C plans.


Part D premium

The Part D monthly premium varies by plan (higher-income consumers may pay more). Compare costs for specific Part D plans.


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