Social security recipients can be held harmless to the increase in costs, which will account for about 70% of Medicare beneficiaries. Those not held harmless will be people who are new to Medicare and those with incomes filed on their tax returns $85,000 individually or $170,000 jointly.
The Medicare Part B deductible will be $166, and those not held harmless will pay $121.80 for the premium. Those who are protected by the held harmless clause will pay $104.90.
Medicare Part A will have a $1,288 in-patient deductible and $161 skilled nursing co-payment.