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Medicare premiums

What does Original Medicare cost the beneficiary?

May 16, 2019 – 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

qualify Medicare Extra Help

How do I qualify for Medicare’s Extra Help?

May 4, 2019 – Q: How do I qualify for Medicare's Extra Help Program? A: For lower income beneficiaries, there may be help through Medicare’s Extra Help… 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?

May 3, 2019 – Q: Who does NOT have to pay a premium for Medicare Part A? A: Most Medicare-eligible people do not have to pay premiums for Medicare Part… Read more

Barring Congressional intervention, Part B premiums will likely increase by 52 percent for about 7 million Medicare enrollees next year. But the good news is that most seniors won’t see an increase in their Part B premiums.

When Medicare Part B premiums increase, does the increase apply to all enrollees?

May 3, 2019 – Q: Who will be exempt from the anticipated Medicare Part B premium hikes? A: This is called the "hold harmless" provision, and it… Read more

average Medicare out of pocket

How much does the average Medicare recipient pay out of pocket for medical expenses?

May 2, 2019 – Q: How much does the average Medicare recipient pay out of pocket for medical expenses? A: According to a Kaiser Family Foundation study… Read more

Increased part B medicare premium

Is everyone paying higher Medicare Part B premiums in 2019?

April 18, 2019 – Q: Are all Medicare beneficiaries paying higher premiums in 2018? A: Most beneficiaries are paying higher premiums, but some are paying… Read more