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How Social Security claiming strategies affect Medicare premiums

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...

How to shop smart during Medicare annual enrollment

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...

Worst-case scenario for Medicare premium hike in 2016

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...

Katy Votava: Why health savings accounts are a great way to save for retirement

August 14, 2015

HSAs are the most tax-preferred savings vehicle we have in the United States today, according to Goodcare.com President Katy Votava. Find out to coordinate the use of these accounts with Medicare coverage.

Double whammy: Potential lack of COLA could mean higher Medicare premiums

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...

Social Security cost-of-living adjustment unlikely for 2016

August 3, 2015

It looks like Social Security recipients will not see a cost-of-living adjustment in their benefits next year. And some high-income retirees may actually see a net reduction in benefits in 2016 as their Medicare premiums, which are deducted...

Katy Votava: Answering advisers' biggest questions about Medicare

May 29, 2015

Dr. Katy Votava of GOODCARE.com offers answers to the most common questions advisers have about handling their clients' Medicare planning.

Mary Beth Franklin: Why high-income retirees take a hit on Medicare

October 14, 2014

The higher your Medicare premium, the lower your net Social Security benefit. InvestmentNews contributing editor Mary Beth Franklin discusses what high-income retirees need to watch out for.

J.P. Morgan's Carson: Three ways the Affordable Care Act affects Medicare beneficiaries

August 26, 2014

The Affordable Care Act has changed how much high-income beneficiaries pay for premiums and the potential charges incurred for prescriptions, co-pays and deductibles, according to Sharon Carson, retirement strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management.

Mary Beth Franklin: Why Medicare is the next frontier for financial advisers

July 18, 2014

InvestmentNews contributing editor Mary Beth Franklin discusses how advisers can prepare for the onslaught of clients’ questions on Medicare coverage. And be sure to read Ms. Franklin’s Aug. 4 feature story on Medicare.

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