Tag: Medicare

Medicare If You Work Past the Age of 65

By on October 25, 2015 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Medicare If You Work Past the Age of 65

An individual who reaches the age of 65 becomes eligible for Medicare. However, if at the time they become eligible for Medicare, they are working at a job that provides them with health insurance, they will not be subject to the 10% Medicare Part B late enrollment if they enroll in Medicare Part B later than age of 65, as long as they enroll within the eight months after they retire.

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What are the Options For Stopping A Rise In Part B Premiums?

By on October 14, 2015 in Retirement with 0 Comments
What are the Options For Stopping A Rise In Part B Premiums?

Without immediate action by Congress or the administration, a combination of economics and law may lead to Medicare Part B premiums rising as much as 52%. The author looks at some different ways the government could potentially prevent this from happening.

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Legislation Introduced to Prevent Medicare Premium Increase

By on October 8, 2015 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced to Prevent Medicare Premium Increase

Legislation has been introduced in both the House and the Senate to prevent a potential 52% in Medicare Part B premiums.

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Will You Be Forced To Pay Into Medicare?

By on September 21, 2015 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Will You Be Forced To Pay Into Medicare?

Congress is considering a bill that would require postal retirees to enroll in Medicare Parts B and D or lose their Federal health insurance. Is this the future for all Federal retirees?

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Medicare Part B Premiums Are Scheduled to Rise 52% in January

By on August 31, 2015 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Medicare Part B Premiums Are Scheduled to Rise 52% in January

Starting in January, most retirees under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), who also are enrolled in Medicare Part B, could see a 52% jump in their monthly Medicare premiums.

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Will I Be Forced Into Medicare?

By on August 3, 2015 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments

I retired four years ago and want to keep my current health plan. Will I be forced into Medicare or can I just keep my current plan?

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What is the Point of Converting to Medicare?

By on February 10, 2015 in Q&A with 0 Comments

What is the point of my converting to Medicare from my current BC/BS Standard Option (individual)?

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Postal Service Retirees, Medicare, and Implications for Other Federal Retirees

By on December 12, 2013 in Current Events, Retirement with 0 Comments

The Postal Service wants to put all retirees under Medicare in order to save billions of dollars. When this is considered by Congress, look out for a similar change proposed for the remainder of the federal workforce.

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House Budget Blueprint Proposes Attrition Cuts for Federal Workforce

By on March 12, 2013 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) has released the Committee’s 2014 budget blueprint for the federal government. As in past House budget proposals, there are some proposed measures that would affect the federal workforce.

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Prepare for Tax Changes in 2013

By on August 24, 2012 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

Will the Bush era tax cuts be extended by Congress? Nobody knows, but regardless of what Congress does, the authors offer steps one can consider taking before year end to improve your personal finances.

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