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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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Seniors’ Security Act Takes Retirees Into Unknown Territory

By on October 18, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Seniors’ Security Act Takes Retirees Into Unknown Territory

Another attempt is being made in Congress to change COLA increases to use the CPI-E in an effort to help retirees. Is this a good idea?

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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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