Medicare Services: The Premiums for 2018


Centers for Medicare Services has released the 2018 premium numbers. You can find them here:

https://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Fact-sheets/2017-Fact-Sheet-items/2017-11-17.html

Medicare Part A
The deductible will increase to $1340.00, an increase of $24.00.
The premium for the skilled nursing benefits will increase $3.00 per day to $167.50 for days 21-100.

Medicare Part B
The deductible will remain at $183.00.
Premiums will remain at $134.00 for all; those protected by the hold-harmless agreement will have an increase from $109.00 to $134.00.

As always, we encourage our clients to review the Medicare fact sheets and then call us with any questions they may have.

If you don’t currently have a good relationship with your insurance agent, or if you are ready for an insurance re-evaluation, call Tom Ostdiek at Ostdiek Group, Inc. 630-834-0125

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