Skip to main content

Notice of Changes in Medicare

The following chart briefly describes the modifications in Medicare Part A & B and in your Medicare supplement coverage. 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...
Hospitalization

Semi-private room and board, general nursing and miscellaneous services and supplies

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)

$0 beyond 150 days

$0 beyond 150 days

Skilled nursing facility care

You must meet Medicare's qualifying requirements

First 20 days, all approved amounts

First 20 days, all approved amounts

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

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

$0 for 101st day and after

$0 for 101st day and after

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 A benefits
Services per calendar year
In 2016, Medicare paid... Effective 1/1/2017, Medicare pays...
Medical expenses

In or out of the hospital and outpatient hospital treatment, such as physician's services, inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical services and supplies, physical and speech therapy, diagnostic tests, durable medical equipment

Generally 80% of the Medicare approved amounts (after $166 annual part B deductible)

Generally 80% of the Medicare aproved amounts (after $183 annual Part B deductible)

Blood

$0 for the first 3 pints and, for additional amounts, 80% of Medicare approved amounts (after $166 annual Part B deductible)

$0 for the first 3 pints and, for additional amounts, 80% of Medicare approved amounts (after $183 annual Part B deductible)

 

Medicare Part B out-of-pocket
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...
Plan deductible

Out-of-pocket expenses normally paid by the plan before the policy begins paying benefits

Not applicable

Not applicable

High Deductible Plan F: You paid a $2,180 annual deductible

High Deductible Plan F: You pay a $2,200 annual deductible