Medicare Part B Premiums and Deductibles for 2022


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the Part B premium and deductible costs for 2022. Railroad Medicare processes claims for Part B services. 

The 2022 standard Part B premium amount has increased from $148.50 in 2021 to $170.10 in 2022, which is a difference of $21.60. This increase (at 14.5 percent) is the largest since the inception of the Medicare program. Per CMS, most people pay $170.10, though those with higher or lower incomes have monthly adjusted amounts.

The following table shows the monthly premium payments based on a beneficiary’s 2020 income:

Beneficiaries Who File an INDIVIDUAL  Tax Return with Income...

Beneficiaries Who File a JOINT Tax Return with Income...

Income-Related Monthly Adjustment Amount

Total Monthly Part B Premium Amount

Less than or equal to $91,000

Less than or equal to $182,000

$0.00

$170.10

Greater than $91,000 and less than or equal to $114,000

Greater than $182,000 and less than or equal to $228,000

$68.00

$238.10

Greater than $114,000 and less than or equal to $142,000

Greater than $228,000 and less than or equal to $284,000

$170.10

$340.20

Greater than $142,000 and less than or equal to $170,000

Greater than $284,000 and less than or equal to $340,000

$272.20

$442.30

Greater than $170,000 and less than $500,000

Greater than $340,000 and less than $750,000

$374.20

$544.30

$500,000 and above

$750,000 and above

$408.20

$578.30

For those beneficiaries that are married but file separate tax returns from their spouses (but lived with their spouses during the taxable year), the premium prices are different. They are:

Beneficiaries Who Are Married, but File a Separate Tax Return, with Income...

Income-Related Monthly Adjustment Amount

Total Monthly Part B Premium Amount

Less than or equal to $91,000

$0.00

$170.10

Greater than $91,000 and less than $409,000

$374.20

$544.30

$409,000 and above

$408.20

$578.30

As for the 2022 annual Part B deductible, it is also increasing from $203 to $233, a $30 difference.

If you have questions about your Part B Premium, you can call the Railroad Retirement Board toll free at 877–772–5772 or for the hearing impaired (TTY) call 312–751–4701. General information can also be found at the RRB’s website.

If you have questions about your Railroad Medicare coverage, you can call our Beneficiary Contact Center at 800–833–4455, or for the hearing impaired, call TTY/TDD at 877–566–3572. Customer Service Representatives are available Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. ET.  We encourage you to visit our Facebook page.



Last Updated: 02/14/2022