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What does Original Medicare Cost in Florida and Boynton Beach

A variety of factors can affect what does Original Medicare cost in Florida and Boynton Beach. A summary of your Part A, B and D costs is below.

What does Original Medicare Cost in Florida and Boynton Beach

What does Original Medicare cost in Florida and Boynton Beach

Medicare Part A costs include

Monthly Part A Free Premium:

There is usually no part A premium if you or  your spouse worked in the U.S. for 10 years or more and paid Medicare taxes.

Monthly Part A Premium cost

If you worked less than 30 quarters, the cost is $413/month.

If you worked 30-39 quarters, the standard Part A premium is $227.

Costs when you use Part A Hospital Services

When you are admitted to the hospital,

  • $1,316 deductible for each benefit period.
  • $0 coinsurance for each benefit period, days 1-60.
  • $329 coinsurance per day of each benefit period, days 61-90.
  • After days 91 and beyond: $658 coinsurance per each “lifetime reserve day”.
  • After day 90 for each benefit period (up to 60 days over your lifetime).
  • All costs, beyond lifetime reserve days.

Part A late enrollment penalty

Medicare’s rules are, “If you aren’t eligible for premium-free Part A, and you don’t buy it when you’re first eligible, your monthly premium may go up 10%. You’ll have to pay the higher premium for twice the number of years you could have had Part A, but didn’t sign up”

Medicare Part B costs vary

Monthly Part B Premium

For 2017, the standard monthly cost is $134.00. Most people on Social Security pay less.

If you have a higher income, ($85,000 for individuals and $170,000 for couples), you will pay a higher amount.

Costs when you use Part B Medical Services

When you use most medical services, you pay 20% of the Medicare approved cost.

Medicare Part B Late Enrollment Penalty

If you don’t enroll when first eligible, you will pay a 10% penalty for each year you didn’t enroll.

Your Part B penalty is added to your premium as long as you have Part B.

If you get Extra Help or government help, you won’t have to pay this penalty.

How to pay your Part A and B costs

From your Social Security check

If you collect Social Security, Rail Road Retirement, or Civil Service benefits, it will be deducted from your check.

Medicare Premium bill

You will receive a bill if you don’t collect Social Security.

Medicare Part D costs vary

Medicare Part D Costs

Medicare Part D Costs

Your costs depend on your income and what type of plan you enroll in.

In a Medicare Advantage plan, your drug coverage is usually included. There may be no additional charge.

On the other hand, you will pay a monthly premium, if you enroll in a separate drug plan.

Plans may have an annual deductible. It may apply to certain drugs in the plan’s list.

You’ll pay copays or coinsurance when you purchase your drugs.

Income Related Monthly Adjustment Amount for Higher Incomes

Like your Part B premium, your part D costs are based on your income.

You will pay a higher cost for Part D coverage if you have higher income.

You will receive an Initial IRMAA  determination  letter if you have Medicare Part B and/or Part D and Social Security determines that Income Related Monthly Adjustment Amounts (IRMAA) applys to you.

The notice will explain how Social Security made its determination and  your right to appeal

For more information on Medicare’s rules for higher income beneficiaries.

Avoid the Part D Late enrollment Penalty

Make sure you join a drug plan when you are first eligible.

If you join and later go more than 63 days without similar “creditable coverage”, you will pay a 1% penalty.

Your current drug plan must tell you annually if your current plan is “creditable coverage”.

When you join a health or drug plan, they will check to see if you have “creditable coverage”.

If not, you will have a permanent penalty added to your monthly costs.

If you don’t agree with the penalty, you can fill out a form asking for a review.

You may be able to get help with your Medicare costs

Your state may help pay your Medicare Part A and B costs. You may qualify for Extra Help paying your Part D premium and costs. You may qualify for other government programs.

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 HOW TO APPLY FOR MEDICARE A AND B

If you are already enrolled in a Medicare plan, schedule your Annual Medicare plan review.  You’ll be glad you did!

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