2013 Medicare Costs

Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) Costs

Part A Monthly Premium

Most people don’t pay a Part A premium because they paid Medicare taxes while working. If you don’t get premium-free Part A, you pay up to $441 each month.

Hospital Stay

In 2013, you pay

  1. $1,184 deductible per benefit period
  2. $0 for the first 60 days of each benefit period
  3. $296 per day for days 61–90 of each benefit period
  4. $592 per “lifetime reserve day” after day 90 of each benefit period (up to a maximum of 60 days over your lifetime)

Skilled Nursing Facility Stay

In 2013, you pay

  1. $0 for the first 20 days of each benefit period
  2. $148 per day for days 21–100 of each benefit period
  3. All costs for each day after day 100 of the benefit period

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) Costs

  • Part B Deductible: $147 per year

Part B Monthly Premium

You pay a Part B premium each month. Most people will pay the standard premium amount. However, 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.

2011 Individual Income 2011 Joint Income You Pay
$85,000 or less $170,000 or less $104.90
above $85,000 up to $107,000 above $170,000 up to $214,000 $146.90
above $107,000 up to $160,000 above $214,000 up to $320,000 $209.80
above $160,000 up to $214,000 above $320,000 up to $428,000 $272.70
above $214,000 above $428,000 $335.70

If you have questions about your Part B premium, call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213. TTY users should call 1-800-325-0778. If you pay a late enrollment penalty, these amounts may be higher.

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