Yes, the costs associated with Part A are different this year. Remember, Medicare Part A covers inpatient hospital services, skilled nursing facility services, home health care, and hospice. Look through your 2021 Medicare & You handbook to understand Part A-covered services. The following chart shows the costs last year compared to this year.
|Original Medicare Part A Costs: 2020 vs. 2021|
|Part A premium||$0/month if you’ve worked more than 10 years||$0/month if you’ve worked more than 10 years
|$252/month if you’ve worked between 7.5 and 10 years||$259/month if you’ve worked between 7.5 and 10 years|
|$458/month if you’ve worked fewer than 30 quarters (7.5 years)||$471/month if you’ve worked fewer than 30 quarters (7.5 years)|
|Hospital deductible||$1,408 each benefit period||$1,484 each benefit period|
|Hospital coinsurance||$0/day or days 1–60 once you’ve met your deductible||$0/day or days 1–60 once you’ve met your deductibles|
|$352/day for days 61–90 of each benefit period||$371/day for days 61–90 of each benefit period
|$704/day for days 91–150 (non-renewable lifetime reserve days)||$742/day for days 91–150 (non-renewable lifetime reserve days)|
|Skilled nursing facility coinsurance||$0/day for days 1–20 each benefit period (after a minimum 3-day inpatient hospital stay)||$0/day for days 1–20 each benefit period (after a minimum 3-day inpatient hospital stay)|
|$176/day or days 21–100 each benefit period||$185.50/day or days 21–100 each benefit period|
If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan, your plan provides your Part A coverage. If you have the same Medicare Advantage Plan in 2021 as you did in 2020, your plan should have sent you an Annual Notice of Change (ANOC) or Evidence of Coverage (EOC) notice explaining any changes for the coming year. Review this notice to understand your plan’s costs, covered services, and rules. Contact your plan if you did not receive these documents in the fall or if you want another copy. If you chose a new Medicare Advantage Plan, review the costs associated with the plan for 2021.
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