Average cost of Medicare Part A
If you or your spouse worked and paid Medicare taxes for the equivalent of 10 years (40 quarters), you qualify for premium-free Medicare Part A.
If you paid Medicare taxes for only 30-39 quarters, your 2021 Part A premium will be $259 per month. If you paid Medicare taxes for fewer than 30 quarters, your premium will be $471 per month.
Average cost of Medicare part B
The standard monthly premium for Medicare Part B is $148.50 per month in 2021.
Some Medicare beneficiaries may pay more or less per month for their Part B coverage. The Part B premium is based on your reported income from two years ago (2019).
Average cost of Medicare Part C
In 2021, the nationwide average monthly premium for a Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage) plan with prescription drug coverage is $33.57 per month.1
Average cost of Medicare Part D
The average Part D plan premium in 2021 is $41.64 per month.1
Medicare Supplement Costs
The average premium a Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) plan beneficiary paid in 2018 was $125.93. But the average cost of each type of Medigap plan can vary quite a bit from one plan type to another.
1 The Best States for Medicare in 2021 report (Oct. 27, 2020).
2 TZ Insurance Solutions LLC internal sales data, 2019. This data is based on the Medicare Supplement Insurance policies TZ Insurance Solutions LLC has sold. It is not a comprehensive national average of all available Medicare Supplement Insurance plan premiums.