For Consumers

How much do Medicare Parts A and B cost?

Part A

2019 monthly premium:

  • For most people, Part A is free.
  • If you have fewer than 30 working quarters (7.5 years) of coverage, you pay $437/month.
  • For 30-39 working quarters (more than 7.5 or less than 10 years) of coverage, you pay $240/month.

2018 monthly premium: 

  • For most people, Part A is free.
  • If you have fewer than 30 working quarters (7.5 years) of coverage, you pay $422/month.
  • For 30-39 working quarters (more than 7.5 or less than 10 years) of coverage, you pay $232/month.

Part B

2019 monthly premium:

  • The standard Part B premium is $135.50 (or higher depending on your income). However, about 3.5 percent of people who get Social Security benefits will pay less due to the “hold harmless” provision. Social Security will tell you the exact amount you’ll pay.

    Note:  Some people who get Social Security benefits pay less than the $134 ($130 on average).
  • Learn more about Part B costs (www.medicare.gov).

2018 monthly premium:

  • The standard Part B premium is $134 (or higher depending on your income). However, about 28 percent of people who get Social Security benefits will pay less due to the “hold harmless” provision. Social Security will tell you the exact amount you’ll pay.

    Note:  Some people who get Social Security benefits pay less than the $134 ($130 on average).
  • Learn more about Part B costs (www.medicare.gov).

Note: 

  • Some people who get Social Security benefits pay less than the $134 ($130 on average).
  • If you're not receiving Social Security benefits, you'll need to arrange premium payment with the Social Security Administration.

Learn more about Part B costs (www.medicare.gov).