Medicare Part B premium appeal form
The standard Medicare Part B monthly premium for 2019 will be $135.50. Medicare Part B is what you use to pay for medical costs of doctor’s visits, medical equipment and outpatient procedures. If you have a MAGI that is over the Medicare maximum amount, you can file a Medicare Part B premium appeal form.
However, if you have a high income level, Medicare might make you pay a higher amount for your part B premium. Medicare uses your modified adjusted gross income or MAGI to decide the amount you will pay for your Part B premium. They take this amount from your tax return from 2 years ago. This means that if you have Medicare Part B in 2019, your premium is based on your MAGI from your 2017 tax return.
If your income has gone down from what it was 2 years ago, you can use the Medicare Part B appeal form below to file an appeal and have your Part B premium lowered. In some circumstances, a life changing event can significantly reduce your income. There are many reasons that you can experience a reduction in income. These instances include divorce, death of a spouse, loss of a pension just to name a few.
If you are more comfortable with an in-person meeting, you can call 1-800-772-1213 to schedule a meeting t your local Social Security office.
If you want a better idea of what the IRMAA is, take a look at the chart below:
|This chart is for 2019 Part B premiums, if your yearly income in 2017 was:||You pay each month (in 2019)|
|Individual tax return||File joint tax return||File married & separate tax return|
|$85,000 or less||$170,000 or less||$85,000 or less||$135.50|
|$85,000 up to $107,000||$170,000 up to $214,000||Not applicable||$189.60|
|$107,000 up to $133,500||$214,000 up to $267,000||Is not applicable||$270.90|
|$133,500 up to $160,000||$267,000 up to $320,000||Not applicable||$352.20|
|$160,000 and less than $500,000||$320,000 and less than $750,000||$85,000 and less than $415,000||$433.40|
|$500,000 or above||$750,000 and above||$415,000 and above||$460.50|
Medicare Part B Appeal Form – Income for extra help
If you fall below certain income levels you may qualify for extra help paying for your Part B or Part D premiums. Click here for details.
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