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Notice of Changes in Medicare

The following chart briefly describes the modifications in Medicare Part A & B benefits. Please read this carefully!

Medicare Part A services and supplies 

Medicare Part A Benefits
Services per benefit period
In 2016, Medicare paid... Effective 1/1/2017, Medicare pays...
Inpatient hospital services:

Semi-private room and board, miscellaneous hospital services and supplies, such as drugs. X-rays, lab tests and operating room

All but $1,288 for first 60 days*

All but $1,316 for the first 60 days*

All but $322 a day for 61st - 90th days

All but $329 a day for 61st - 90th days

All but $644 a day for 91st - 150th days (if you choose to use 60 nonrenewable lifetime reserve days)

All but $658 a day for 91st - 150th days (if you choose to use 60 nonrenewable lifetime reserve days)

Nothing beyond 150 days

Nothing beyond 150 days

Blood

All costs except non-replacement fees (blood deductible) for first 3 pints each calendar year

All costs except non-replacement fees (blood deductible) for first 3 pints each calendar year

Skilled nursing facility care

There is a 3-day prior hospital confinement requirement

There is a 3-day prior hospital confinement requirement

100% of costs for first 20 days

100% of costs for first 20 days

All but $161 a day for 21st - 100th days*

All but $164.50 a day for 21st - 100th days*

Nothing beyond 100 days

Nothing beyond 100 days

 

Depending on your Medicare supplement plan, you have coverage to help pay for health care costs and some services not covered by Medicare. Refer to your benefits policy for your plan details.

Medicare Part B services and supplies

Medicare Part B Benefits
Services
In 2016, Medicare paid... Effective 1/1/2017, Medicare pays...
Part B deductible

$166

$183

Physician and outpatient services and supplies

80% of approved amounts (after $166 deductible per calendar year)

80% of approved amounts (after $183 deductible per calendar year)

Blood

80% of all costs except non-replacement fees (blood deductible) for first 3 pints in each calendar year (after $166 deductible/calendar year)

80% of all costs except non-replacement fees (blood deductible) for first 3 pints in each calendar year (after $183 deductible/calendar year)

 

Medicare Part B out-of-pocket limit
blank cell Medicare benefits Your Medicare supplement coverage
In 2016, Medicare paid... Effective 1/1/2017, Medicare pays... In 2016, your coverage paid... Effective 1/1/2017, your coverage pays...
Out-of-pocket limit

Not applicable (Plan L only)

Not applicable (Plan L only)

Plan L: You paid $2,480

Plan L: You pay $2,560

 

Depending on your Medicare supplement plan, you have coverage to help pay for health care costs and some services not covered by Medicare. Refer to your benefits policy for your plan details.