As a part of Original Medicare, Medicare Part B medical coverage may be similar to the health insurance you or a loved one may have had while working.

Medicare Part B Coverage includes:

• Doctor visits
• Preventative services
• Outpatient medical and surgical services and supplies
• Lab tests
• Durable medical equipment
• Diabetic testing supplies

The following chart shows Medicare Part B costs last year compared to this year.

Original Medicare Part B Costs: 2018 vs. 2019
PartB premium*$134/month$135.50/month
PartB deductible$183/year$185/year
PartB coinsurance20% for most services20% for most services
*If your annual income is higher than $85,000 for an individual ($170,000 for a couple), you will pay a higher Part B premium. Visit for Part B costs by annual income.

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