What you need to know about medicare surcharges by
Fact checked by Emily Ernsberger
- You’ll pay Medicare surcharges, as well as premiums for Part B and Part D coverage, if your household has more than $182,000 in income combined, or $91,000 if you’re single.1
- Medicare surcharges are also called “Income-Related Monthly Adjustment Amounts” (IRMAA).
- The Social Security Administration determines your Medicare surcharges based on your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) from two years ago.
- You can enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan (Part C) or a Medigap policy, or you might do some tax planning to reduce your MAGI to avoid paying some Medicare surcharges.
Source: Financial Planning for Women