Medicare Premiums for 2019

  • Most people get Part A automatically when they turn age 65. They don’t have to pay a monthly payment called a premium for Part A because they or a spouse paid Medicare taxes while they were working

Medicare Deductible and Coinsurance Amounts for 2019:
Part A: (pays for inpatient hospital, skilled nursing facility, and some home health care) For each benefit period Medicare pays all covered costs except the Medicare Part A deductible (2019= $1,364) during the first 60 days and coinsurance amounts for hospital stays that last beyond 60 days and no more than 150 days.
For each benefit period you pay:

  • $0 for the first 60 days of each benefit period after the $1,364 deductible is met.
  • $341.00 a day for the 61st – 90th day each benefit period.
  • $682.00 a day for the 91st – 150th day for each lifetime reserve day (total of 60 lifetime reserve days – non-renewable).
  • All costs for each day after day 100 of the benefit period.

Skilled Nursing Facility Coinsurance

  • $0 for the first 20 days of each benefit period.
  • Up to $170.50 a day for the 21st – 100th day each benefit period.

Part B: Covers Medicare eligible physician services, outpatient hospital services, certain home health services, durable medical equipment.

Above information from Medicare.gov January, 2019

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