2018 IRMAA Thresholds

IRMAA stands for Income-Related Monthly Adjustment Amount, or more commonly called Means Testing. In short, it is an additional tax on wealth. In Medicare, the Modified Adjusted Gross Income on your taxes from 2 years previous is used to determine the amount of your Part B premium and the amount additional you may have to pay for your Part D.

This table shows the threshold levels for 2018 for means testing. People whose MAGI falls under $85,000 from 2016, will pay the base Part B premium for 2018. Those between $85K and $107K will pay the same percentage of increase as in previous years.

New tiers are of $107,000 – $133,500 and $133,500-$160,000. The upper tier begins at $160,000 (down from $214K in 2017). The actual amounts of the increased charges for both Parts B & D, will not be available until October or November 2017.

Or, to be more specific::

Part B & D:: Means Testing Thresholds for 2018 (IRMAA)

Single Listed***

≤$85K

$85K-107K

$107K-133K

$133K-160K

≥$160K

Part B Actual

134.00

187.50

267.90

348.30

428.60

Part D Addition

0.00

13.30

33.60

54.20

74.80

***Income thresholds doubled for couples filing jointly. Means testing is based on MAGI from tax returns filed two years previously (2016). There is a separate table of costs for married couples filing separately.

 

Originally posted:: 1/1/2018

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