Medicare 2021 costs at a glance

2021 Costs at a Glance

Part A premium

Most people don't pay a monthly premium for Part A (sometimes called "premium-free Part A"). If you buy Part A, you'll pay up to $471 each month in 2020. If you paid Medicare taxes for less than 30 quarters, the standard Part A premium is $471 in 2020

Part A hospital and inpatient deductible

 You pay: 

  • $1,484 deductible for each benefit period

  • Days 1-60: $0 coinsurance for each benefit period

  • Days 61-90: $371 coinsurance per day of each benefit period

  • Days 91 and beyond: $742 coinsurance per each "lifetime reserve day" after day 90 for each benefit period (up to 60 days over your lifetime)

  • Beyond lifetime reserve days: all costs

Part B premium

Most people pay $148.50 each month (or higher depending on your income). However, most people who get Social Security benefits will pay less than this amount.

Part B deductible and coinsurance

$203 per year. After your deductible is met, you typically pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount for most doctor services (including most doctor services while you're a hospital inpatient), outpatient therapy, and durable medical equipment.

Part C premium

Part C monthly premium varies by plan

Part D premium

The Part D monthly premium varies by plan (higher-income consumers may pay more)

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