Medicare Part A: Hospital coverage

Also known as hospital insurance, Medicare Part A covers inpatient services including hospital care, skilled nursing facility care, nursing home care, hospice and home health services. Part A is included in the federally provided Original Medicare but can also be included in Part C Medicare Advantage Plans provided by private insurance companies.

What it costs

  • $0 monthly premium*
  • $1,340 deductible for each benefit period
  • Costs for services are based on length of hospital stay:
    • 1-60 days: no charge
    • 61-90 days: $335/day
    • 91-150 days: $670/day

* Assuming you or your spouse paid Medicare taxes for at least ten years while working.

This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits, premiums and/or co-payments/co-insurance may change on January 1 of each year.