- Some Good news - if you are currently paying the base Part B premium of $134/month, you will remain at $134/month in 2018.
- Some more Good news - the Part B deductible will remain at $183 in 2018.
- Some "not-so-Good" news - if you were "held harmless" back in 2016 and 2017 and your Part B premiums are below $134 (most of these individuals are paying about $109 in 2017), you will see an increase in 2018 (to an average of $130/month).
- Some bad news - if your annual income is between $133,501 and $214,000 (as an individual) or $267,001 and $428,000 (married, filing jointly), you will see an increase of $1,200/year (as an individual) or ~$2,400/year (as a couple) with your Income Related Monthly Adjustments (IRMAs) to the government. Read more here.
There are also some minor changes coming in 2018 to Part A deductibles and copays/coinsurance.