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Medicare Premiums, Deductibles, and Co-Insurance

This topic provides tables that show Medicare premiums, deductibles, and co-insurance amounts in effect during various calendar years. This information is provided by the Federal Department Of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Note that beginning in 2007, your Part B premium is based on your income. Some people will pay a higher premium based on their modified adjusted gross income. See the Medicare Part B Premiums For People With Higher Incomes section below for additional annual information.

Additionally, if you didn't sign up for Part B when you were first eligible, you may have to pay a late enrollment penalty for as long as you have Medicare. Your monthly premium for Part B may go up 10% for each full 12-month period that you could have had Part B, but didnít sign up for it. Usually, you donít pay a late enrollment penalty if you sign up for Part B during a special enrollment period.

Generally, announcements of rate changes for the following calendar year are made around the middle of October each year. These press releases may be found on the internet at: http://www.hhs.gov/news/.

Additional information may be found at:
http://www.medicare.gov/

Premiums:

 

Year

Part A
(< 30 quarters)

Part A
(30-39 quarters)

Part B
(
see below)

2012

$451

248

$99.90

2011

450

248

115.40

2010

461

254

110.50

2009

443

244

96.40

2008

423

233

96.40

2007

410

226

93.50

2006

393

216

88.50

2005

375

206

78.20

2004

343

189

66.60

2003

316

174

58.70

2002

319

175

54.00

2001

300

165

50.00

2000

301

166

45.50

1999

309

170

45.50

1998

309

170

43.80

 

Deductibles and Co-Insurance:

 

Year

Part A
Deductible

Part A
Days 61-90
Co-Insurance

Part A
Days 91-150
Co-Insurance

SNF
Days 21-100
Co-Insurance

Part B
Deductible

2012

$1,156

$289

$578

$144.50

140

2011

1,132

283

566

141.50

162

2010

1,100

275

550

137.50

155

2009

1,068

267

534

133.50

135

2008

1,024

256

512

128.00

135

2007

992

248

496

124.00

131

2006

952

238

476

119.00

124

2005

912

228

456

114.00

110

2004

876

219

438

109.50

100

2003

840

210

420

105.00

100

2002

812

203

406

101.50

100

2001

792

198

396

99.00

100

2000

776

194

388

97.00

100

1999

768

192

384

96.00

100

1998

764

191

382

95.50

100

 

Medicare Part B Premiums For People With Higher Incomes

Most new enrollees will pay the standard premium amount shown above. However, beginning in 2007, if your modified adjusted gross income as reported on your IRS tax return from 2 years ago is above a certain amount, you may pay more. If this data is not available, SSA will use data from three years ago. Your modified adjusted gross income is your adjusted gross income plus your tax-exempt interest income.

See below for details of specific years:

             Medicare Part B Premiums in 2012

             Medicare Part B Premiums in 2011

             Medicare Part B Premiums in 2010

             Medicare Part B Premiums in 2009

             Medicare Part B Premiums in 2008

             Medicare Part B Premiums in 2007

 

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Medicare Part B Premiums in 2012

The standard Medicare Part B monthly premium will be $99.90 in 2012, a $15.50 decrease over the 2011 premium of $115.40. However, most Medicare beneficiaries were held harmless in 2011 and paid $96.40 per month. The 2012 premium represents a $3.50 increase for them.

As required in the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003, the Part B premium a beneficiary pays each month is based on his or her annual income. Specifically, if a beneficiaryís "modified adjusted gross income" is greater than the legislated threshold amounts ($85,000 in 2012 for a beneficiary filing an individual income tax return or married and filing a separate return, and $170,000 for a beneficiary filing a joint tax return) the beneficiary is responsible for a larger portion of the estimated total cost of Part B benefit coverage.

In addition to the standard Part B premium, affected beneficiaries must pay an income-related monthly adjustment amount. About 4 percent of current Part B enrollees are expected to be subject to these higher premium amounts.

The 2012 Part B monthly premium rates to be paid by beneficiaries who file an individual tax return (including those who are single, head of household, qualifying widow(er) with dependent child, or married filing separately who lived apart from their spouse for the entire taxable year), or who file a joint tax return are shown in the following table:

The charts below show the calendar year 2012 Part B monthly premium amounts based on income.

These amounts change each year. There may be a late-enrollment penalty.

 

 You Pay

If Your Yearly Income is

 

 Single

  Married Couple 

  $99.90

 $85,000 or less

$170,000 or less

 $139.90

 $85,001-$107,000

$170,001-$214,000 

 $199.80

 $107,001-$160,000

$214,001-$320,000 

 $259.70

 $160,001-$214,000

$320,001-$428,000 

 $319.70

 Above $214,000

Above $428,000 

 

 You Pay

If You Are Married but You File a Separate Tax Return From Your Spouse and Your Yearly Income is

  $99.90

 Under $85,000 or less

 $259.70

 $85,001-$129,000

 $319.70

Above $129,000

 

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Medicare Part B Premiums in 2011

NOTE: Most Medicare beneficiaries will not see a Part B monthly premium increase as a result of a "hold harmless" provision in the current law. This allows for 73 percent of beneficiaries to be protected from an increase raising the 2010 Part B monthly premiums from $110.50 to $115.40. The Social Security Administration announced there would be no increase in Social Security benefits for 2011. As a result of the hold-harmless provision, the increase in the Part B premium for 2011 will be paid by only a small percentage of Part B enrollees. Most Part B enrollees will pay the same monthly premium that they paid in 2008 ($96.40 was the 2008 standard monthly premium).

Approximately 27 percent of beneficiaries are not subject to the hold-harmless provision because they are new enrollees during the year (3 percent), they are subject to the income-related additional premium amount (5 percent), they do not have their Part B premiums withheld from social security benefit payments (19 percent), including those who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid and have their Part B premiums paid on their behalf by Medicaid (17 percent).

Most people will pay a monthly Part B premium of $96.40 in 2011. This is the same as it was in 2010. Some people will pay a higher premium based on their modified adjusted gross income.

Your monthly premium will be higher if you file an individual tax return and your annual income is more than $85,000, or if you are married (file a joint tax return) and your annual income is more than $170,000.

If you meet these criteria, Social Security will use the income reported two years ago on your IRS income tax return to determine your premium (if unavailable, SSA will use income from three years ago). For example, the income reported on your 2009 tax return will be used to determine your monthly Part B premium in 2011. If your income has decreased since 2009, you can ask that the income from a more recent tax year be used to determine your premium, but you must meet certain criteria.

At the end of each year, Social Security will send you a letter if your Part B premium will increase based on the level of your income and to tell you what you can do if you disagree. For more information about Part B premiums based on income, call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213. TTY users should call 1-800-325-0778.

The charts below show the calendar year 2011 Part B monthly premium amounts based on income.

These amounts change each year. There may be a late-enrollment penalty.

 

 You Pay

If Your Yearly Income is

 

 Single

  Married Couple 

 $115.40

 $85,000 or less

$170,000 or less

 $161.50

 $85,001-$107,000

$170,001-$214,000 

 $230.70

 $107,001-$160,000

$214,001-$320,000 

 $299.90

 $160,001-$214,000

$320,001-$428,000 

 $369.10

 Above $214,000

Above $428,000 

 

 You Pay

If You Are Married but You File a Separate Tax Return From Your Spouse and Your Yearly Income is

 $115.40

 Under $85,000 or less

 $299.90

 $85,001-$129,000

 $369.10

Above $129,000

 

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Medicare Part B Premiums in 2010

NOTE: Most Medicare beneficiaries will not see a Part B monthly premium increase as a result of a "hold harmless" provision in the current law. This allows for 73 percent of beneficiaries to be protected from an increase raising the 2010 Part B monthly premiums from $96.40 to $110.50. The Social Security Administration announced there would be no increase in Social Security benefits for 2010. As a result of the hold-harmless provision, the increase in the Part B premium for 2010 will be paid by only a small percentage of Part B enrollees. Most Part B enrollees will pay the same monthly premium that they paid in 2008 ($96.40 was the 2008 standard monthly premium).

Approximately 27 percent of beneficiaries are not subject to the hold-harmless provision because they are new enrollees during the year (3 percent), they are subject to the income-related additional premium amount (5 percent), they do not have their Part B premiums withheld from social security benefit payments (19 percent), including those who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid and have their Part B premiums paid on their behalf by Medicaid (17 percent).

Most people will pay a monthly Part B premium of $96.40 in 2010. This is the same as it was in 2009. Some people will pay a higher premium based on their modified adjusted gross income.

Your monthly premium will be higher if you file an individual tax return and your annual income is more than $85,000, or if you are married (file a joint tax return) and your annual income is more than $170,000.

If you meet these criteria, Social Security will use the income reported two years ago on your IRS income tax return to determine your premium (if unavailable, SSA will use income from three years ago). For example, the income reported on your 2008 tax return will be used to determine your monthly Part B premium in 2010. If your income has decreased since 2008, you can ask that the income from a more recent tax year be used to determine your premium, but you must meet certain criteria.

At the end of each year, Social Security will send you a letter if your Part B premium will increase based on the level of your income and to tell you what you can do if you disagree. For more information about Part B premiums based on income, call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213. TTY users should call 1-800-325-0778.

The charts below show the calendar year 2010 Part B monthly premium amounts based on income.

These amounts change each year. There may be a late-enrollment penalty.

 

 You Pay

If Your Yearly Income is

 

 Single

  Married Couple 

 $110.50

 $85,000 or less

$170,000 or less

 $154.70

 $85,001-$107,000

$170,001-$214,000 

 $221.00

 $107,001-$160,000

$214,001-$320,000 

 $287.30

 $160,001-$214,000

$320,001-$428,000 

 $353.60

 Above $214,000

Above $428,000 

 

 You Pay

If You Are Married but You File a Separate Tax Return From Your Spouse and Your Yearly Income is

 $110.50

 Under $85,000 or less

 $287.30

 $85,001-$129,000

 $353.60

Above $129,000

 

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Medicare Part B Premiums in 2009

Most people will pay the standard monthly Part B premium of $96.40 in 2009, as shown in the table above. This is the same as it was in 2008. Some people will pay a higher premium based on their modified adjusted gross income.

Your monthly premium will be higher if you file an individual tax return and your annual income is more than $85,000, or if you are married (file a joint tax return) and your annual income is more than $170,000.

If you meet these criteria, Social Security will use the income reported two years ago on your IRS income tax return to determine your premium (if unavailable, SSA will use income from three years ago). For example, the income reported on your 2007 tax return will be used to determine your monthly Part B premium in 2009. If your income has decreased since 2007, you can ask that the income from a more recent tax year be used to determine your premium, but you must meet certain criteria.

At the end of each year, Social Security will send you a letter if your Part B premium will increase based on the level of your income and to tell you what you can do if you disagree. For more information about Part B premiums based on income, call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213. TTY users should call 1-800-325-0778.

The charts below show the calendar year 2009 Part B monthly premium amounts based on income.

These amounts change each year. There may be a late-enrollment penalty.

 

 You Pay

If Your Yearly Income is

 

 Single

  Married Couple 

 $96.40

 $85,000 or less

$170,000 or less

 $134.90

 $85,001-$107,000

$171,001-$214,000 

 $192.70

 $107,001-$160,000

$214,001-$320,000 

 $250.50

 $160,001-$213,000

$320,001-$426,000 

 $308.30

 Above $213,000

Above $426,000 

 

 You Pay

If You Are Married but You File a Separate Tax Return From Your Spouse and Your Yearly Income is

 $96.40

 Under $85,000 or less

 $250.50

 $85,001-$128,000

 $308.30

Above $128,000

 

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Medicare Part B Premiums in 2008

Most people will pay the standard monthly Part B premium of $96.40 in 2008, as shown in the table above. Some people will pay a higher premium based on their modified adjusted gross income.

Your monthly premium will be higher if you file an individual tax return and your annual income is more than $82,000, or if you are married (file a joint tax return) and your annual income is more than $164,000.

If you meet these criteria, Social Security will use the income reported two years ago on your IRS income tax return to determine your premium (if unavailable, SSA will use income from three years ago). For example, the income reported on your 2006 tax return will be used to determine your monthly Part B premium in 2008. If your income has decreased since 2006, you can ask that the income from a more recent tax year be used to determine your premium, but you must meet certain criteria.

At the end of each year, Social Security will send you a letter if your Part B premium will increase based on the level of your income and to tell you what you can do if you disagree. For more information about Part B premiums based on income, call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213. TTY users should call 1-800-325-0778.

The charts below show the calendar year 2008 Part B monthly premium amounts based on income.

These amounts change each year. There may be a late-enrollment penalty.

 

 You Pay

If Your Yearly Income is

 

 Single

  Married Couple 

 $96.40

 $82,000 or less

$164,000 or less

 $122.20

 $82,001-$102,000

$164,001-$204,000 

 $160.90

 $102,001-$153,000

$204,001-$306,000 

 $199.70

 $153,001-$205,000

$306,001-$410,000 

 $238.40

 Above $205,000

Above $410,000 

 

 You Pay

If You Are Married but You File a Separate Tax Return From Your Spouse and Your Yearly Income is

 $96.40

 Under $82,000 or less

 $199.70

 $82,001-$123,000

 $238.40

Above $123,000

 

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Medicare Part B Premiums in 2007

Most people will pay the standard monthly Part B premium of $93.50 in 2007, as shown in the table above. Some people will pay a higher premium based on their modified adjusted gross income.

Your monthly premium will be higher if you file an individual tax return and your annual income is more than $80,000, or if you are married (file a joint tax return) and your annual income is more than $160,000.

If you meet these criteria, Social Security will use the income reported two years ago on your IRS income tax return to determine your premium (if unavailable, SSA will use income from three years ago). For example, the income reported on your 2005 tax return will be used to determine your monthly Part B premium in 2007. If your income has decreased since 2005, you can ask that the income from a more recent tax year be used to determine your premium, but you must meet certain criteria.

At the end of each year, Social Security will send you a letter if your Part B premium will increase based on the level of your income and to tell you what you can do if you disagree. For more information about Part B premiums based on income, call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213. TTY users should call 1-800-325-0778.

The charts below show the calendar year 2007 Part B monthly premium amounts based on income.

These amounts change each year. There may be a late-enrollment penalty.

 

 You Pay

If Your Yearly Income is

 

 Single

  Married Couple 

 $93.50

 $80,000 or less

$160,000 or less

 $105.80

 $80,001-$100,000

$160,001-$200,000 

 $124.40

 $100,001-$150,000

$200,001-$300,000 

 $142.90

 $150,001-$200,000

$300,001-$400,000 

 $161.40

 Above $200,000

Above $400,000 

 

 You Pay

If You Are Married but You File a Separate Tax Return From Your Spouse and Your Yearly Income is

 $93.50

 Under $80,000 or less

 $142.90

 $80,001-$120,000

 $161.40

Above $120,000

 

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