Cost of Medicare

The costs revolving around Medicare differ among each plan and insurer, but to give you a general idea, here is an overview of the 2020 and 2021 costs.

Original Medicare

For many, the Part A premium is free. However, for those who do have to pay, the costs can range from $252 to over $400. If you have paid Medicare taxes for less than 30 quarters (roughly 7.5 years), the Part A premium as of 2020 is $458. In 2021, this is expected to rise to $471. If you have paid Medicare taxes for 30 to 39 quarters (roughly 7.5 to 9.5 years), then as of 2020, the premium is $252. In 2021, this is expected to rise to $259.

There is also a $1,408 deductible for each benefit period as of 2020. In 2021, this deductible will increase to $1,484.

For Part B, the standard Part B premium as of 2020 is $144.60, but it can vary depending on your income. In 2021, this premium is expected to increase to $148.50. The deductible for Part B is $198 but is expected to be $203 in 2021.

Medicare Advantage and Part D

The Medicare Advantage and Part D premiums vary by plan. However, many Medicare Advantage Plans have a $0 premium, while some plans average out to around $30. 

As for Part D, premiums can differ based on income, with higher premiums being caused by higher income. For most plans, after spending $4,020 (as of 2020), you will be expected to pay 35% of the brand-name prescriptions you receive, as well as 44% for generic prescriptions.

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