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FEHB and Medicare Explained

By on October 12, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
FEHB and Medicare Explained

What are the various options available under Medicare, and how do they work alongside the Federal Employees Health Benefits program?

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Some Medicare Beneficiaries Could See Higher Premiums in 2018

By on August 10, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Some Medicare Beneficiaries Could See Higher Premiums in 2018

Income related monthly adjustments increase the Medicare Part B premiums for some beneficiaries. Here is a summary of when these kick in.

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Medicare Working to Remove Social Security Numbers on Its Cards

By on May 30, 2017 in Agency News, Retirement with 0 Comments
Medicare Working to Remove Social Security Numbers on Its Cards

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said that it is on track to remove Social Security numbers on all Medicare cards by April 2019.

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Watch Out for this Medicare Part B Trap

By on May 9, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Watch Out for this Medicare Part B Trap

If your income is high enough, your Medicare Part B premiums could potentially triple. The author explains what to watch for.

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Your Financial Future: Are You an In or Outpatient?

By on March 2, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Your Financial Future: Are You an In or Outpatient?

If you have been admitted to a hospital and you have Medicare, you need to know if you’ve been admitted as an inpatient or as an outpatient. There could be a big difference when you find out how much you have to pay in expenses.

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Why Would I Have to Pay More Than $134 in Medicare Part B Premiums?

By on January 25, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Why Would I Have to Pay More Than $134 in Medicare Part B Premiums?

I was told by a colleague of mine that she has to pay more than the $134 Medicare Part B premium. Why is this the case?

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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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