The Medicare premium in 2015 is $105 for almost 48 million people, 25 percent of program costs. It’s a lot more for the 2.9 million people with incomes over $85,000. People earning between $85,000 and $107,000 pay $147 a month in premiums or 35 percent of program costs. And people earning more than $214,000 pay $336 in monthly Part B premiums, 80 percent of program costs.
People with incomes up to 135 percent of the federal poverty level, ($1,345 in monthly income for an individual and $1813 for a couple) are eligible for help paying their premiums through Medicaid or a Medicare Savings Program. For more information visit Medicare Interactive.
Click here for the Medicare premium in 2016.