Most Medicare Costs Are Increasing in 2024
Premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for Original Medicare generally change every year. Here's a look at some of the costs that will apply in 2024.
Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) costs for 2024
Premium for those who need to buy coverage: As much as $505 per month (down from $506 in 2023); however, most people don't pay a premium for Medicare Part A
Deductible for inpatient hospitalization: $1,632 per benefit period (up from $1,600 in 2023)
Inpatient hospital coinsurance: $408 per day for days 61 through 90, and $816 per "lifetime reserve day" after day 90, up to a 60-day lifetime maximum (up from $400 and $800 in 2023)
Skilled nursing facility coinsurance: $204 per day for days 21 through 100 for each benefit period (up from $200 in 2023)
Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) costs for 2024
Monthly standard premium: Most people with Medicare who receive Social Security benefits will pay the standard monthly Part B premium of $174.70 in 2024, $9.80 higher than in 2023. This premium increase is mainly due to higher projected health-care spending.1
Premium for those with higher incomes: If your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) as reported on your federal income tax return from two years ago (2022) is above a certain amount, you'll pay the standard premium amount and an Income-Related Monthly Adjustment Amount (IRMAA), which is an extra charge added to your premium, as shown in the following chart.
*This premium applies to a benefit that extends coverage for immunosuppressive drugs for people whose full Medicare coverage ended 36 months after a kidney transplant and who do not have certain other types of health insurance.
People with higher incomes may also pay a higher premium for a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, because an IRMAA will be added to the Part D basic premium based on the same income limits in the table above. Part D premiums vary, but the average basic monthly premium for 2024 is projected to be $34.50 (up from $32.09 in 2023). The average total premium for plans with enhanced coverage is projected to be $55.50 in 2024, down from $56.49 in 2023.
Annual deductible: People with Medicare Part B must also satisfy an annual deductible before Original Medicare starts to pay. For 2024, this deductible is $240 (up from $226 in 2023).
1) The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2023
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