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House Budget Committee Releases 2017 Budget Proposal

By on March 15, 2016 in Agency News, Retirement with 0 Comments
House Budget Committee Releases 2017 Budget Proposal

The House Budget Committee has released its FY 2017 budget proposal. Unlike past budgets, this one lacks some of the direct targeting of federal employees through proposed cuts, but it still includes some proposals that are applicable to federal workers. Here is a summary of these proposals.

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CMS Publishes Final Medicare Part B Premium Rates For 2016

By on November 11, 2015 in Retirement with 0 Comments
CMS Publishes Final Medicare Part B Premium Rates For 2016

After months of speculation and debate, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published the official rates for Medicare Part B premiums beginning in January 2016.

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2016 Medicare Part B Premiums and Deductibles Announced

By on November 11, 2015 in Retirement with 0 Comments
2016 Medicare Part B Premiums and Deductibles Announced

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have announced the 2016 premiums and deductibles for the Medicare outpatient hospital services (Part B) programs.

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Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 Signed Into Law

By on November 2, 2015 in Retirement with 0 Comments

President Obama signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 into law on Monday. Among its provisions, the two-year budget deal sets 2016 Medicare Part B premium rates.

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Who Wins and Who Loses From The Proposed Legislation For Medicare Part B Premiums?

By on November 1, 2015 in Current Events, Retirement with 0 Comments

Following an outcry by many groups, new legislation would reduce the premium increase facing Medicare Part B participants in 2016. However, some will benefit and some will not. The author explains who comes out on top and who doesn’t under the new law.

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Budget Deal Includes Protections for Medicare Part B Recipients

By on October 28, 2015 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Budget Deal Includes Protections for Medicare Part B Recipients

Federal retirees who are also enrolled in Medicare part B will be glad to know that the budget deal put forth in the House includes language to protect them from a sharp increase in premiums.

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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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