Tag: Medicare

Reports Show Continued Deterioration of Social Security, Medicare Finances

By on June 5, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Reports Show Continued Deterioration of Social Security, Medicare Finances

The 2018 Trustees’ reports for the government’s largest entitlement programs show that their long-term financial stability remains in doubt.

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New Medicare Cards Now Being Distributed

By on May 18, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
New Medicare Cards Now Being Distributed

New Medicare cards designed to prevent identity theft have started to be mailed out. Here is some information about them.

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Health Insurance Costs for Feds: Self + 1

By on April 17, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Health Insurance Costs for Feds: Self + 1

How does Medicare factor into the cost of self + 1 insurance under FEHB? The author looks at some numbers.

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Postal Service Reform Legislation Introduced in Senate

By on March 26, 2018 in Agency News, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Postal Service Reform Legislation Introduced in Senate

Legislation has been introduced in the Senate to make significant reforms to the Postal Service in an effort to stop its growing financial losses.

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Medicare General Enrollment Period ends March 31

By on February 5, 2018 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Medicare General Enrollment Period ends March 31

Medicare’s General Enrollment Period is underway. Many federal retirees opt to take both FEHB and Medicare Part B.

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How is Modified Adjusted Gross Income Calculated?

By on December 8, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Q&A with 0 Comments
How is Modified Adjusted Gross Income Calculated?

I understand that my Medicare Part B premiums can be higher if my modified adjusted gross income is above a certain amount. How is MAGI calculated?

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Last Minute Decisions on Your 2018 FEHB Choice

By on December 7, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Last Minute Decisions on Your 2018 FEHB Choice

As Open Season winds down, these are some tips to help federal employees narrow down their insurance choices and save money.

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Determining Your Medicare Part B Premium Cost Has Gotten More Complicated

By on November 19, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Determining Your Medicare Part B Premium Cost Has Gotten More Complicated

The 2018 Medicare Part B premiums have been released, but the formula for figuring them out has become more complex.

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Getting Reimbursed for Your Medicare Part B Premiums

By on October 31, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Getting Reimbursed for Your Medicare Part B Premiums

FEHB plans that will reimburse Federal retirees for at least part of their Part B premium costs are becoming more common in 2018.

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Should You Elect Medicare Part B?

By on October 29, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Should You Elect Medicare Part B?

While there is no “one size fits all” answer on Medicare Part B, these are some things you should keep in mind when deciding whether to enroll.

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