There will be a COLA increase of 0.3% for federal retirees and Social Security recipients in 2017.
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.
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association has sharply criticized plans by the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform to require postal retirees, their spouses and survivors to enroll in Medicare Part B or forfeit their coverage in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.
The House version of a postal reform bill in Congress is better than the Senate version according to NARFE, although it thinks neither is ideal. What effect do these bills have on enrollment options in Medicare, and which federal retirees would be impacted?