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Old 02-19-2016, 10:59 PM
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Hoping someone will speak up and let me know if your medicare premiums went up in 2016 if you were not on SS. Anyone know? Thanks.
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Old 02-19-2016, 11:08 PM
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Mine changed but I got a bunch back. It is direct deposit and not check. DW does the money and I did not know about it. Turned out they were over deducting and corrected it via an additional amount. And then it went back down to correct amount. So without thier over deducting through out last year - No change.
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Old 02-21-2016, 03:23 PM
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That's very interesting. This whole thread was started as a warning that your medicare premiums would go up if you were not on SS.
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Old 02-21-2016, 11:19 PM
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That's very interesting. This whole thread was started as a warning that your medicare premiums would go up if you were not on SS.
That's. What the law stated . No sure why so many didn't accept that fact. no has said anything to the contrary yet .
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More confirmation MissouriFree is correct.


http://www.cbpp.org/blog/no-cola-for...urity-finances

Most Social Security beneficiaries enroll in Medicare Part B for doctor and outpatient services and have the premium deducted from their checks. By law, in most cases, their net check can't shrink when Medicare premiums go up. So, in years without a COLA, about 70 percent of Social Security beneficiaries are shielded from the premium increase.
But under the law, this also means that the other 30 percent of beneficiaries — including people newly signing up for Medicare at 65 — will face premium increases of about 50 percent next year to cover the full cost of premium increases that otherwise would be spread across all beneficiaries. Also, Part B deductibles will rise by about 50 percent next year for all beneficiaries.
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https://www.medicare.gov/your-medica...t-b-costs.html
If your yearly income in 2014 (for what you pay in 2016) was You pay (in 2016) File individual tax return File joint tax return File married & separate tax return $85,000 or less $170,000 or less $85,000 or less $121.80 above $85,000 up to $107,000 above $170,000 up to $214,000 Not applicable $170.50 above $107,000 up to $160,000 above $214,000 up to $320,000 Not applicable $243.60 above $160,000 up to $214,000 above $320,000 up to $428,000 above $85,000 and up to $129,000 $316.70 above $214,000 above $428,000 above $129,000 $389.80

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Old 02-25-2016, 12:59 AM
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So I'm still paying $104.90 instead of $121.80. Mine didn't go up. Anyone else?
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Old 02-25-2016, 06:02 PM
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My wife becomes eligible for medicare in May.
Her quote for Part B was $121.
She is covered on my insurance from work so she declined the Part B coverage.
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Something strange is going on. Last year the wife and I both paid 104.90 for part B. This year she is paying 105.8 and I'm paying 104.90 again. The thing is I make twice as much as she does, however she is one year older than I am so it would seem that age also has a bearing. I would encourage anyone thinking of declining part B to make sure what repercussions that might entail later on.
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Same heads up as last year folks.

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/w...100025034.html
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Ah, the Dilemma of Part B: the monthly premium is about the cost of an office visit. If you've got health issues and make frequent visits and need lab work, it's a bargain. If you're healthy, you're flushing $1400 a yr down the toilet. Over 10 yrs, that's $14,000 plus the lost investment potential. As Dirty Harry might ask, "Do you feel lucky, Punk?"
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Ah, the Dilemma of Part B: the monthly premium is about the cost of an office visit. If you've got health issues and make frequent visits and need lab work, it's a bargain. If you're healthy, you're flushing $1400 a yr down the toilet. Over 10 yrs, that's $14,000 plus the lost investment potential. As Dirty Harry might ask, "Do you feel lucky, Punk?"
All retired military MUST purchase Part B to continue to receive their retired health benefits. So we have no choice but to purchase part b if we want health insurance.
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