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Combatting Rise in Medicare Part B Premiums for Federal Retirees

By on December 7, 2016 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Combatting Rise in Medicare Part B Premiums for Federal Retirees

Some federal retirees may be impacted by a significant increase in Medicare Part B premiums. A bill has been introduced to minimize the impact.

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Postal Service Health Benefits and Prescription Drugs for the Elderly in the FEHBP: Compounding the Problem

on November 18, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The 2016 Postal Service Reform Act is pending before Congress and may be considered in the lame-duck session in December. The bill would essentially substitute Medicare financing from taxpayers for revenue financing by the Postal Service. The author says there are better solutions than what the bill is proposing.

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2017 Medicare Part B Premiums Announced

By on November 12, 2016 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
2017 Medicare Part B Premiums Announced

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have announced the premiums for Medicare for 2017.

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Simultaneous Membership in Medicare and FEHB

By on October 20, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Simultaneous Membership in Medicare and FEHB

The author says that money is being wasted by the government to encourage retired federal employees to have both Medicare and FEHB coverage, something that he says isn’t necessary.

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0.3% COLA Increase for Federal Retirees and Social Security Recipients in 2017

By on October 18, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
0.3% COLA Increase for Federal Retirees and Social Security Recipients in 2017

There will be a COLA increase of 0.3% for federal retirees and Social Security recipients in 2017.

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How Retiring Abroad Affects Social Security and Medicare

on October 17, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
If a retired individual moves abroad, can he or she still collect Social Security? What about Medicare?

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Medicare Open Enrollment 2016: What You Need to Know

on October 14, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Open enrollment for 2017 Medicare coverage begins on Oct. 15. Here are key facts and places to find even more information.

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Feds Wary of Premium Spike As COLA Clock Winds Down

on October 14, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Feds Wary of Premium Spike As COLA Clock Winds Down With less than a week until the 2017 cost-of-living-adjustment is decided, federal retirees are cautiously waiting to see if their Medicare Part B premiums are about to spike.

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FEHB After Retirement: What Changes Can You Expect?

By on October 10, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
FEHB After Retirement: What Changes Can You Expect?

The Federal Employees Health Benefits program is one of the best benefits available to federal employees and retirees, and it can be carried into retirement after leaving federal service. The author describes some of the changes one can expect when carrying FEHB into retirement.

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Groups Urge Lawmakers to Combat Rising Medicare Part B Premiums

By on October 3, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Groups Urge Lawmakers to Combat Rising Medicare Part B Premiums

Numerous organizations recently sent a letter to lawmakers urging them to find a way to ease the burden of expected rising Medicare part B premiums in 2017 to help retirees.

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