2019 Medicare Part B Changes

Medicare Part B2019 MEDICARE PREMIUMS AND COPAY/DEDUCTIBLES

2019 PART B PREMIUM

The Medicare Part B standard monthly premium will be $135.50 in 2019, compared to $134 in 2018.

Note: The income-related Part B premiums for 2019 will vary depending on the extent to which an individual beneficiary’s income exceeds $85,000 (or a married couple’s income exceeds $170,000).

 

2019

Income level- File Individual

2019

Income Level- File Joint

 

2019 Part B Premium

 
Less than or equal to $85,000 Less than or equal to 170,000 $135.50
Greater than $85,000 and less than or equal to $107,000 Greater than $170,000 and less than or equal to $214,000 $189.60
Greater than $107,000 and less than or equal to $133,500 Greater than $214,000 and less than or equal to $267,000 $270.90
Greater than $133,500 and

less than or equal to $160,000

Greater than $267,000 and

less than or equal to $320,000

$352.20
Greater than $160,000 and less than $500,000 Greater than $320,000 and less than $750,000 $433.40
Greater than or equal to $500,000 Greater than or equal to $750,000 $460.50

 

2019 COPAY/DEDUCTIBLES

As always, 2019 Medicare supplement benefits match the federal program’s deductible and coinsurance increases, a distinct advantage in today’s ever-changing environment.

 

2019 Medicare Supplement Copay/Deductibles
Feature 2018 Benefits 2019 Benefits
Part A Inpatient Hospital Deductible $1,340 $1,364
Hospital Coinsurance

▪      61-90 days

▪      91-150 days (lifetime reserve)

 

$335

$670

 

$341

$682

Skilled Nursing Facility Care Coinsurance

▪      21-100 days

 

$167.50

 

$170.50

Part B Physician’s Services and Supplies Deductible $183 $185

 

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