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2024 Medicare Part A Costs

Generally speaking, Medicare Part A does not charge a monthly premium as long as you meet the requirements for $0 premium Part A coverage. Premiums, co-pays and co-insurances for Medicare Part A are as follows:


Hospital costs

  • No monthly premium if you or your spouse worked at least 40 quarters in your lifetime
    • 30-39 quarters worked - $278 monthly premium 
    • Less than 30 quarters worked - $505 monthly premium
  • $1,632 deductible for a hospital stay
  • $0 for the first 60 days of a benefit period
  • $408 per day for days 61 through 90
  • $816 per day for daily hospital lifetime reserve days

Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) costs 

  • $0 for the first 20 days of a skilled nursing facility (SNF) stay
  • $204 per day for days 21-100 for an SNF stay
  • All costs past day 100 of an SNF stay

2024 Medicare Part B Costs

Premium for Medicare Part B

Medicare Part B covers doctor visits, lab tests, medical products, and associated costs, and this carries a monthly premium.


In 2024, for the state of New Jersey, the base monthly premium for Medicare Part B is $174.40. This amount is adjusted annually and is based on the Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) from two years prior.  The premium can increase depending on your income.  Below is a chart with a breakdown of the Medicare Part B premium tiers.




*If you have a low income the State of New Jersey may be able to help pay your Medicare premium.


2024 Medicare Part B Annual Deductible

In 2024, Medicare Part B's annual deductible is $240. If you keep Original Medicare (Parts A & B) will owe this deductible every year when they first use their coverage. After that is reached Medicare pays 80% and you are responsible for 20% coinsurance. Certain Medicare Supplement plans may cover the Medicare Part B annual deductible.


If you take a Medicare Advantage plan (Part C), the Medicare Part B deductible is covered by your plan and is not owed by you.

2024 Medicare Part D Costs

If you enroll in Medicare Part D for prescription drugs, the monthly premium for your plan can vary.  Additionally, if you have a high income (same income brackets as Part B high income surcharge) you will be assessed an additional fee for the drug plan plan you choose.  This monthly fee is added onto your Part D premium and is billed by Medicare (CMS) directly. 



2024 Phases of Drug Coverage

Medicare Prescription Drug plans are structured similarly with the following phases of coverage for each calendar year:

  • Deductible: Ranges from $0 to $545 and varies by plan. During this stage you pay the full cost of the medication up to the deductible amount.
  • Initial Coverage: Once the deductible is met you then pay a copay or coinsurance for your medication.  The cost depends on the tier of the medication with lower tier "generics" having a lower copay than higher tier "brand name" medications.
  • Coverage Gap or "Donut Hole": You enter the donut hole when your expenses plus the insurance company's expenses for your medications exceeds $5,030. At this point you pay 25% of the cost of your prescriptions until the total the manufacturer and you have paid reaches $7,400.
  • Catastrophic Coverage: During this stage, you pay 0% copay.  This was updated for 2024.


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