Looking For Medicare Information

Someone approaching Medicare age recently asked where he could find information about Medicare Parts C and D. He also asked for suggestions on finding coverage that was good for him. Regular readers know that Medicare is administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a component of the Department of Health and Human…
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Why Are Some Medicare Part B Premiums Based On Income?

Combining several recently received questions about 2016 Medicare Part B (Medical) premiums, today’s post is about 2016 premium amounts and explains why a small percentage of people pay a larger premium based on taxable income as shown on their tax returns. The Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), administers…
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Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment

The October 2015 edition of the Social Security Update includes the following article about the ongoing Affordable Care Act (ACA) open enrollment period, which began on November 1 and continues to the end of January 2016. If you need health coverage and you want it to start January 1, the deadline to sign up is December 15,…
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Medicare Premiums And Deductibles For 2016

The official Medicare website, www.medicare.gov, now has 2016 Medicare premiums and deductibles information. Medicare is administered by the Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The CMS press release announcing 2016 Medicare premiums and deductibles also contains this information. Here is part of that press release: Part B Premiums/Deductibles…
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Military Service And Social Security

Veteran’s Day is almost here so today’s topic is military service and Social Security. As usual, follow the Social Security website links for more information. Q: Can I receive both Social Security and military retirement? A: Yes. Active duty military service has been Social Security covered employment since 1957. Generally, there is no reduction of…
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