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Notice of Changes in Medicare

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

Medicare Part A services and supplies 

Medicare Part A Benefits
Services
In 2018, Medicare paid per benefit period Effective 1/1/2019, 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 $1,340 for first 60 days

All but $1,364 for the first 60 days

All but $335 a day for days 61–90

All but $341 a day for days 61–90

All but $670 a day for days 91–150 (if you choose to use 60 nonrenewable lifetime reserve days)

All but $682 a day for days 91–150 (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 $167.50 a day for days 21–100

All but $170.50 a day for days 21–100

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 2018, Medicare paid Effective 1/1/2019, Medicare pays
Part B deductible

$183

$185

Physician and outpatient services and supplies

80% of approved amounts after $183 deductible

80% of approved amounts after $185 deductible

Blood

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

80% of all costs except non-replacement fees (blood deductible) for first 3 pints in each calendar year after $185 deductible

blank cell Medicare benefits Your Medicare supplement coverage
In 2018, Medicare paid per calendar year Effective 1/1/2019, Medicare pays In 2018, your coverage pays Effective 1/1/2019, your coverage pays
Out-of-pocket limit

Not applicable (Plan L only)

Not applicable (Plan L only)

Plan L: You paid $2,620

Plan L: You pay $2,780

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.