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Medicare Part B cover

What You Should Know About Medicare Part B

Medicare Part B cover

What benefits does Medicare Part B cover?

Two essential areas of healthcare are covered by Medicare Part B:

  • Services or products that are required to diagnose or treat your medical condition in accordance with recognized medical practice standards.
  • Preventive treatments, or healthcare you receive to avoid getting sick, include things like receiving the flu vaccination or getting an x-ray to look for pneumonia. You must obtain preventative treatment from a healthcare professional who “accepts assignment,” so make sure to inquire while scheduling your visit.
  • Check whether the care you’re receiving is covered under Medicare Part B by speaking with your doctor or Medicare directly. DreamHealthQuotes, on the other hand, may assist you in determining what alternative Medicare coverage options you could have. Enrollment is not required.

Who is qualified for coverage under Medicare Part B?

  • As long as you enroll in Medicare Part B and pay your monthly premium on time, you are eligible for Medicare Part B if you meet the requirements for premium-free Medicare Part A.


  • If you are 65 years of age or older and a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident who has lived lawfully in the country for at least five years, you may still be eligible for Part B even if you are not eligible for premium-free Part A.


  • You will be enrolled in Medicare Part B automatically if you are under 65 and have a qualifying disability, such as end-stage renal disease (ESRD) or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), popularly known as Lou Gehrig’s illness.


  • If you are under 65 and receive disability benefits from Social Security or the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB), you will automatically be enrolled for Medicare Parts A and B.


Does Part B of Medicare need a monthly premium?

Yes. For 2023, the average premium per month is $164.90. The Income-Related Adjusted Amount (IRMAA), which is a higher premium, may apply if your income is higher than a specific threshold. Each new year, these sums are subject to change. According to the information in your tax return, the indicative payment amounts are as follows:


Monthly Premiums in 2023 Based on Taxes on Yearly Income in 2021
File Individual Tax Return
File Joint Tax Return
File Married & Separate Tax Return
Monthly Premium (in 2023)
$97,000 or below
$194,000 or below
$97,000 or below
above $97,000 up to $123,000
above $194,000 up to $246,000
above $123,000 up to $153,000
above $246,000 up to $306,000
above $153,000 up to $183,000
above $306,000 up to $366,000
above $183,000 and less than $500,000
above $366,000 and less than $750,000
above $97,000 and less than $403,000
$500,000 or above
$750,000 or above
$403,000 or above


The monthly Medicare Part B premiums are billed to you directly. However, those receiving federal retirement benefits or RRB benefits will have their Medicare Part B premium taken out of their monthly benefit check.

Services Covered by Medicare Part B

Covered under Medicare Part B

Not covered under Medicare Part B

Medicare Part B Enrollment

You will automatically be enrolled in Medicare Part B if you currently receive Social Security benefits. You must sign up for Part B (and also Part A) if you are over 65 or will be 65 in the next three months; in which case the enrollment is not automatic.

Determine whether you are receiving the full coverage you are entitled to with our assistance. Enrollment is not required.

enrolling in medicare part A
You have a seven-month window to enroll in Part A when you first become eligible for Medicare. This window covers the three months leading up to your 65th birthday, the month of your 65th birthday, and the three months immediately following your 65th birthday. You should be aware that your Part A coverage will not begin until the month you turn 65 or the three months after, resulting in a coverage gap. If you don't enroll in Part A when you initially become eligible, you might be required to also pay a late enrollment fee.

The annual general enrollment period for Medicare Part A (and Part B) runs from January 1 to March 31. You may enroll throughout this time if:

  • You didn't enroll when you first became eligible (you might have to pay a late enrollment penalty, which would increase your premium)
  • You are not entitled to Special Enrollment.
You might be able to enroll in a plan during a SEP if you have missed out on your Initial Enrollment Period, and if you have, you normally won't be penalized for enrolling after the deadline. You might be qualified if:

1. You have an SEP that allows you to enroll in Part A and/or Part B whenever you choose if the following conditions are met:
-- You or your spouse (or a family member if you have a disability) are employed.
-- You are protected by a group health plan through your employer or union as a result of that employment.

2. You have an eight-month SEP that begins at one of the following timeframes (whichever occurs first) to sign up for Part A and/or Part B:
-- The month following the conclusion of employment.
-- The month following the termination of current. employment-based group health insurance

3. If you are doing volunteer working in another country, you might be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period for Plan A ad Plan B.

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