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Your Medicare and IRMAA

This week, some Medicare beneficiaries will receive a letter from the Social Security Administration, letting them know that because of their income, they will pay more for Medicare next year. Since 2007, Medicare beneficiaries whose income exceeds $85,000 for...

American Retirees Finally Get a (Small) Raise

The US Social Security Administration recently announced that beneficiaries – including retirees, disabled workers and their eligible dependents and surviving family members – will receive a 2.8% increase in their benefits in 2019. This will be the largest annual...

Social Security, Medicare and Inflation

Social Security benefits include automatic cost of living adjustments (“COLAs”), which are intended to ensure that payments keep pace with inflation. However, years of low inflation and rising Medicare premiums have meant that, for many seniors, the adequacy of Social...