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November 13, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a host of new Medicare costs for 2016. Among them were the highly anticipated Medicare Part B 2016 premiums, Income Related Monthly Adjustment Amounts (IRMAA), deductible and $3 monthly...
October 28, 2015
A budget agreement reached by congressional leaders and the White House would kill popular Social Security claiming strategies shortly after the measure becomes law, cutting off payments in midstream for beneficiaries, according to experts....
October 26, 2015
Ever since the Social Security Administration announced that there would be no cost-of-living adjustment for benefits in 2016, financial advisers have been clamoring for guidance about how to protect their clients from a steep increase in Medicare...
October 18, 2015
The price tag for Medicare is expected to swell dramatically Jan. 1 as the result of several factors. It's expected that: •Medicare Part D premiums will grow 8% on average and by as much as 20% for some of the most popular Medicare prescription...
October 15, 2015
Social Security recipients will not receive a benefits boost next year mostly because low gasoline prices have kept inflation too low to spark an automatic cost-of-living adjustment, the government announced Thursday. “Seniors are very upset...
October 13, 2015
By the time the Social Security Administration makes its official announcement about 2016 benefit levels later this week, it will be old news. As I reported in early August, there will be no increase in Social Security benefits next year as...
October 9, 2015
Hillary Clinton has a plan to prevent the next stock market crash. Step one: New fees for taking investment risks, because taking investment risks aren't risky enough already, or something like that. Nirvana in a nutshell The juiciest tidbits...
September 23, 2015
Ever since I first wrote about the likelihood that there will be no cost-of-living adjustment in Social Security benefits in 2016, I have been inundated with questions from readers asking how their clients will be affected. Although Social Security...
September 16, 2015
It's back to school and similarly it's time to do some Medicare homework. The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period is fast approaching. The AEP cycle starts Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7, with coverage effective Jan. 1. This is the time of year when...
August 31, 2015
By now, most InvestmentNews readers know that there probably will not be a cost-of-living adjustment in Social Security benefits next year (as I first reported earlier this month). This would be only the third time in the past 40 years that...
August 13, 2015
The 2015 Social Security Board of Trustees annual report stated that some Medicare enrollees could see a 52% increase in their Medicare Part B premiums starting in January 2016! To understand how this is possible, a brief overview of Medicare...
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