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Medicare Announces 2018 Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles

On Friday, CMS released the costs for Original Medicare coverage for 2018. Medicare Part B premiums will rise for many, but not for all. Part B About 70 percent of Medicare Part B enrollees will see an increase from the average $109 premium they paid in 2017. In the coming year, Social Security benefits…

21 Nov 17
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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…

“What can you sell during the Medicare Open Enrollment Period?”

Open Enrollment Period begins January 1st and ends March 31, 2010. During these dates there are some guidelines that must be followed when offering products to the Beneficiary. Click here  to review a list of products you can and can’t sell, as well as rules and regulations.

29 Dec 09
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US House of Representatives Passes Bill to Stop Rise In Medicare Part B Premiums

In 2010, it appears that because there is no increase in Social Security slated (due to low inflation), there will be no increase in Medicare Part B premium for about 75% of Medicare Beneficiaries.  This is how the law stands now.  Due to increases in Medical Inflation, the Medicare Part B premium was supposed to…

25 Sep 09
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Retirees may see a big boost in Social Security benefits in 2009

I thought this news item from the Dallas Morning News might be interesting for those who work with Seniors. The author suggests the 2009 increase in Social Security benefits may be 5.7 – 6.1%.  The official announcement comes out in mid-October. This would be the largest increase in Social Security benefits since 1982. Here…

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