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Medicare Part B

Medicare Part D cost

How much does Medicare Part B cost the insured?

February 13, 2020 – In 2020, most people earning no more than $87,000 ($174,000 for a married couple) pay $144.60/month for Part B. The premium is deducted… Read more

Medicare free preventive services

What free preventive services does Medicare offer?

February 13, 2020 – The Affordable Care Act legislation included several ounces of prevention for Medicare beneficiaries: free wellness exams plus a range of… Read more

Increased part B medicare premium

Is everyone paying higher Medicare Part B premiums in 2020?

February 12, 2020 – Q: Are all Medicare beneficiaries paying higher premiums in 2018? A: Most beneficiaries are paying higher premiums, but some are paying… Read more

What does Original Medicare cost the beneficiary?

February 12, 2020 – Q: What does Original Medicare cost the beneficiary? A: Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) is free for most seniors. If you or your… Read more

Who does not have to pay a premium for medicare part a

Who does NOT have to pay a premium for Medicare Part A?

February 10, 2020 – Q: Who doesn't have to pay a premium for Medicare Part A? A: Most Medicare-eligible people do not have to pay premiums for Medicare Part A.… Read more

best time to enroll in Medigap

Is there a best time to enroll in a Medicare supplement plan?

January 28, 2020 – Q: Is there a best time to enroll in a Medicare supplement plan? A: Yes. The best time to enroll is during your Medigap open enrollment… Read more

best time to enroll in Medicare

When is the best time to enroll in Medicare?

December 10, 2019 – Q: When is the best time to enroll in Medicare? A: The best time to enroll is during the open enrollment window around your 65th birthday… Read more

Medicare eligibility begins at age 65, and signing up on time can help you avoid premium surcharges. But if you’re working at 65, you get a bit more leeway.

Do I need to sign up for Medicare at 65 if I’m still working?

December 9, 2019 – Medicare eligibility begins at age 65, and signing up on time can help you avoid premium surcharges. But if you’re working at 65, you get… Read more

Unless Congress takes action to prevent it, the Part B deductible is also expected to increase from $147 (for the past three years) to $223 in 2016 – a 52 percent increase.

Did the Medicare Part B deductible increase for 2020?

November 10, 2019 – Q: Did the Medicare Part B deductible increase again for 2020? A: Yes. The Part B deductible is $198 in 2020, which is a $13 increase… Read more

Failing to pay your Medicare premiums puts you at risk of losing coverage, but that won't happen without warning.

What happens when you don’t pay your Medicare premiums?

October 7, 2019 – Failing to pay your Medicare premiums puts you at risk of losing coverage, but that won't happen without… Read more