Tag: Medicare

Social Security, Medicare in Dire Straits

on April 23, 2020 in Retirement with 0 Comments

Annual reports released Wednesday revealed that the funds for both Social Security and Medicare are being swiftly depleted, and even before the coronavirus pandemic it had become evident that Medicare would be completely insolvent in just six years.

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Financial Tips for Federal Employees and Retirees: January 2020

By on January 13, 2020 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Financial Tips for Federal Employees and Retirees: January 2020

These are some tips for federal employees and retirees regarding Medicare, the TSP and taxes.

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Long-Term Care: Having “The Talk” Over the Holidays

By on December 19, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Long-Term Care: Having “The Talk” Over the Holidays

Although it can be a difficult subject for families, the author says the holidays provide a good opportunity to discuss long-term care plans.

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Should You Enroll in Medicare if you Have an FEHB Plan?

By on December 9, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments

Should you add Medicare to your FEHB insurance in retirement? These are the various parts of Medicare to know about when weighing this option.

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2020 Medicare Part B Premiums Announced

By on November 9, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
2020 Medicare Part B Premiums Announced

How much will Medicare Part B premiums increase in 2020?

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The Consequences of Working Past Age 65

By on September 25, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The Consequences of Working Past Age 65

There are advantages to working later in life, but also some potential downsides. Here are some important points to consider.

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Federal Employees Who Didn’t Pay Social Security Taxes Will Now Have to Pay for Medicare

on May 16, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments

If you were under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), you did not have to pay Social Security taxes, but the author says this may turn out not to be a good thing when it comes to Medicare in retirement.

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Social Security, Medicare Projected to Continue Gradual Financial Declines

By on April 23, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Social Security, Medicare Projected to Continue Gradual Financial Declines

The 2019 Trustees reports show that Medicare and Social Security are viable for now but remain on an unsustainable financial path.

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Will Social Security be Gone by the Time I Retire?

By on March 20, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Will Social Security be Gone by the Time I Retire?

A question younger Americans often ask is, “Will Social Security be there when I retire?” The author explores this scenario and what threats the program faces.

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Medicare and FEHB: A Bizarre Arrangement

By on January 29, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Medicare and FEHB: A Bizarre Arrangement

The author says that Medicare and FEHB are good benefits separately, but they do not work well when used together.

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