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.
You will need to pay $441.00 per month if you donít get premium-free.
The Part A premium is $243.00 for those individuals having 30-39 quarters of Medicare covered employment.
Part B: (Medical Insurance) Premium
The standard Medicare Part B monthly premium will be $104.90 in 2013, which is a .5% increase over the 2012 premium.
If your income is above $85,000 (single) or $170,000 (married couple), then your Medicare Part B premium may be higher than $104.90
Original Medicare Deductible and Coinsurance Amounts for 2013
Part A: (Hospital Insurance)
$1,184.00 (Per Benefit Period)
$0 for the first 60 days of each benefit period
$296.00 a day for
the 61st - 90th day each benefit period.
$592.00 a day for the 91st - 150th day for each lifetime reserve day (total of 60 lifetime reserve
days - non-renewable).
Skilled Nursing Facility Coinsurance
$0 for the first 20 days of each benefit period
Up to $148.00 a day for the 21st - 100th day each benefit period.
All costs for each day after day 100 of the benefit period
Part B: (Medical Insurance)
$147.00 per year. (Note: You pay 20% of the Medicare approved amount for services after you meet the $147.00 deductible.)
The standard Medicare Part B monthly premium will be $104.90 in 2013, which is a .5% increase over the 2012 premium. For additional details, visit www.Medicare.gov
See Medicare & You for additional information about Original Medicare coinsurance and copayment amounts.
Help to Pay Your Health Care Costs
Most of your health care costs are covered if you have Medicare and you qualify for Medicaid. Medicaid is a joint Federal and state program that helps pay medical costs for some people with limited incomes and resources. Medicaid programs vary from state to state. People who have Medicaid may also get coverage for nursing home care and outpatient prescription drugs which are not covered by Medicare. You can find more information about Medicaid on cms.hhs.gov.
States also have programs that pay some or all of Medicare's premiums and may also pay Medicare deductibles
and coinsurance for certain people who have Medicare and a low income. To
qualify, you must have:
Part A (Hospital Insurance),
Assets, such as bank accounts, stocks, and bonds that are not more that $4,000 for a
single person, or $6,000 for a couple, and