Understanding health plan costs
Your costs will vary based on several factors such as the plan you join and what services you get. Get specific cost information about a plan you’re interested in.
|Things to consider||Answer|
|If the plan charges a monthly premium||
If you join a plan that charges a premium, you pay this in addition to the Part B premium (and the Part A premium if you don't have premium-free Part A ).
|If the plan has a yearly deductible and copayment||These amounts can be different from those under Original Medicare. Each year, plans set the amounts they charge for premiums, deductibles, and services. The plan (rather than Medicare) decides how much you pay for the covered services you get. What you pay the plan can only change once a year, on January 1.|
|If your doctor, provider, or supplier accepts assignment||
If your doctor, provider, or supplier accepts assignment:
|Other factors that might affect what you pay||