Medigap Monday: How the Medicare Part B Annual Deductible Resets

Do you know when Part B deductibe resets? The Medicare Supplement Plan G pays all the benefits that Medicare Part A and B would normally charge you, except for the Medicare Part B annual deductible, which for 2019 is $185. One question that we get asked quite often is, “When does this deductible reset?”

The Medicare Part B annual deductible resets every year on January 1st. Medicare considers the calendar year January 1st to December 31st. If you have a Medicare Supplement that requires you to satisfy that annual deductible, and you have not yet met your deductible for the year, it will reset January 1st and you would be required to pay the full amount of the deductible the next year.