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Medicare figures at-a-glance

  2010 2011
Medicare monthly premium amounts    
Part A (hospital insurance) premium    
Individuals with 40 or more quarters of Medicare-covered employment $0 $0
Individuals with 30 to 39 quarters of Medicare-covered employment who are not otherwise eligible for premium-free hospital insurance $254 $248
Individuals with less than 30 quarters of Medicare-covered employment who are not otherwise eligible for premium-free hospital insurance $461 $450
Part B (medical insurance) premium per month (standard) $96.40 or $110.50 $96.40, $110.50, or $115.401
Original Medicare plan deductible and coinsurance amounts    
Part A (hospital insurance)    
Deductible per benefit period $1,100 $1,132
Coinsurance per day for 61st to 90th day of each benefit period $275 $283
Coinsurance per day for 91st to 150th day for each lifetime reserve day (total of 60 lifetime reserve days--nonrenewable) $550 $566
Skilled nursing facility coinsurance per day for 21st to 100th day of each benefit period $137.50 $141.50
Part B (medical insurance) annual deductible    
Individual pays 20 percent of the Medicare-approved amount for services after deductible is met $155 $162

1 Most beneficiaries will continue to pay the same $96.40 or $110.50 premium in 2011. However, new enrollees or beneficiaries who currently do not have their premium withheld will pay $115.40.