Medicare Part B Premium for Higher-Income Retirees – 2018

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 provides a framework for Medicare Part B Premium for Higher-Income Retirees. Medicare Part B covers physician services, outpatient services, and some home health and preventive services. It is financed in part … Read More

Medicare Changes in 2018 – Premiums and Costs

The post below describes 2018 Medicare changes for Premiums and Costs for Medicare Part A, Part B as well as for Part D. Medicare Part A Premiums and Costs in 2018 Medicare changes in 2018 for Part A include: Part A … Read More

Delayed Medicare and Late Enrollment Penalty

When you’re first eligible for Medicare, you have a 7-month Initial Enrollment Period to enroll in Medicare. It that begins 3 months before you turn age 65, or, in the case of disability, 3 months before your 25th month of … Read More

How and When to Enroll in Medicare Part B

Medicare Part B is the Medical Insurance portion of Original Medicare, allowing you to use any doctor, specialist, or hospital that accepts Medicare. In order to enroll in Medicare Part B, you may use one of the several enrollment periods: … Read More

Medicare Part A and Part B Premiums in 2013

Most people age 65 or older don’t have to pay a monthly premium for Medicare Part A because they, or their spouse, paid Medicare taxes while they worked 40 or more quarters of Medicare covered employment. There is, however, a … Read More