The final 2019 Medicare Numbers have just been announced according to Medicare
First the questions everyone has been asking. The Part B deductible will increase a couple of dollars to $185.00. The Part B premium is a little more tricky though. The standard Part B premium is $1.50 to $135.50 (or higher depending on your income). If you have been protected under the “hold harmless” legal provision of Medicare, your Part B premium will be increased to the $135.50 premium. Watch for your personalized statement from Social security to know what they will be taking out of your check.
Part A inpatient deductible is increasing to $1,364 from $1,340. However, if you have a Medigap plan, that Part A deductible is paid for by the Medigap plan. Days 61-90 has also increased from $335 per day in 2018 to $341 per day in 2019. The 60 lifetime reserve days has also increased from $670 per day in 2018 to $682 per day in 2019.
As always, if you have any questions about Medicare and how to protect yourself in the gaps of Medicare, please don’t hesitate to call 352-508-4221 or fill out the form to the right of this page.