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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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Medicare and Federal Retirees: Part B or Not Part B?

By on May 28, 2008 in Retirement with 0 Comments

Author John Grobe recently asked FedSmith readers which topics were of most interest on the topic of federal retirement. The answer: Should a federal retiree who is nearing 65 sign up for Medicare’s Part B? Here is an explanation of the considerations in making this decision.

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