Tag: Medicare

Legislation Introduced to Prevent Medicare Premium Increase

October 8, 2015 11:40 AM
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?

September 21, 2015 1:33 PM
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

August 31, 2015 3:27 PM
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?

August 3, 2015 4:40 AM

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?

February 10, 2015 4:59 AM

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

December 12, 2013 11:28 AM

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

March 12, 2013 11:48 AM

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

August 24, 2012 6:34 AM

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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Why Are Your Health Insurance Premiums Going Up?

October 4, 2010 8:58 AM

Why are your insurance premiums going up and how much money could you save by checking out the different costs and benefits for each plan?

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Medicare and Federal Employee Health Insurance

April 12, 2010 8:39 AM

Discussion of “risk pools” and “call letters” from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) doesn’t sound very exciting. And, in most years, the issuing of an OPM call letter doesn’t generate much press publicity in the federal community. This year may be different though.

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