For Consumers

How much do Medicare Parts A and B cost?

Part A

2021 monthly premium:

  • For most people, Part A is free.
  • If you have fewer than 30 working quarters (7.5 years) of coverage, you pay $471/month.
  • For 30-39 working quarters (more than 7.5 or less than 10 years) of coverage, you pay $259/month.

Part B

2021 monthly premium:

  • The standard Part B premium is $148.50 (or higher depending on your income). However, about 3.5% 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 due to the "hold harmless" provision. Social Security will tell you the exact amount you'll pay.
  • Learn more about Part B costs (www.medicare.gov).

Note: 

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).