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How 2018 Social Security COLA Affects Part B enrollees

On Friday, the Social Security Administration announced that the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2018 will see a 2 percent increase in benefits from 2017, resulting in the largest adjustment since 2012. The increase will affect more than 69 million people, including more than 8 million Supplemental Security Income recipients. They’ll receive roughly $27…

Department of Labor releases Final Fiduciary Rule

The final version of the fiduciary rule has landed. The Department of Labor released the amendment to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act in early April. New revisions came on the heels of a December proposal that was met with criticism from the financial industry. Why the need for change? Conflict of interest between…

23 Apr 16
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CMS Reimbursements for MA Plans Less than Expected

The recent announcement of a .85 percent increase in reimbursements to Medicare Advantage plans is a surprising twist on the trend we’ve come to expect. After an initial proposal of 1.35 percent increase in February, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services revised their figure based on estimates of how much medical services…

20 Apr 16
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