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19.12.2017 02.41 UTC

Your monthly premium for Medicare Part B (Physician Services) can vary from $134/month to $428/month. It is important to know what affects your Medicare premiums and what you can do about it....

It’s Complicated: Medicare Part B Premiums

It’s Complicated: Medicare Part B Premiums

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) recently announced the 2018 premiums for Medicare Part B (Physician Services). In case you’re wondering what the premiums are for 2018, the best answer is “it’s complicated and it depends.” And that gets at the focus of this blog post – the complexities (and pitfalls) of the Medicare Part B premium structure. Note: there is a separate premium for Part A (Hospitalization), but this Part A premium is only paid by individuals who did not complete least 40 quarters of Medicare-covered employment; 99 percent of those covered by Medicare have the required employment and do not pay any Part A premium. So, the remainder of this blog will focus on the Part B Premium....