The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently announced that the monthly premiums, actuarial rates for aged (age 65 and over) and disabled (under age 65) beneficiaries enrolled in Part B of the Medicare Supplementary Medical Insurance (SMI) program that will apply for calendar year 2010.
The rates announced here in the Federal Register on October 22, 2009 are as follows:
- The monthly actuarial rates for 2010 are $221.00 for aged enrollees and $270.40 for disabled enrollees. The standard monthly Part B premium rate for 2010 is $110.50, which is up from the 2009
- standard premium rate of $96.40.)
- The Part B deductible for 2010 is set at $155.00 for all Part B beneficiaries.
A beneficiary who has to pay an income-related monthly adjustment may have to pay a total monthly premium of roughly 35, 50, 65 or 80 percent of the total cost of Part B coverage.
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