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Medicare Advantage, Medicare

Medicare Told To Reassess Premium Hike For Alzheimer’s Drug

U.S. health secretary Xavier Becerra on Monday ordered Medicare to reassess a big premium increase facing millions of seniors this year, attributed in large part to a pricey new Alzheimer’s drug with questionable benefits.

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Insurance premiums

Pandemic Aid Package Includes Relief From High Premiums

As President Joe Biden’s pandemic relief package steams through Congress, Democrats have hitched a ride for a top health care priority: strengthening the Affordable Care Act with some of the most significant changes to insurance affordability in more than a decade.

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Open Enrollment Medicare

Medicare Outpatient Part B Premium Going Up To $144.60

Medicare’s “Part B” premium for outpatient care will rise by nearly 7 percent to $144.60 a month next year, officials said. They blamed rising spending on medications. 

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Medicare Advantage, Medicare

New Benefits Await Medicare Advantage Customers

Medicare Advantage customers are about to be blitzed with an array of new insurance benefits that stray well beyond the usual coverage of doctor visits and other care.

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How BENES Act Would Help You Avoid Medicare Enrollment Penalties

For many Americans entering retirement, it comes as an unwelcome surprise: Medicare premiums become much more expensive if you do not sign up on time.

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Social Security

Despite Social Security Boost, Rising Medicare Part B Premiums Create Bind

Millions of seniors will soon be notified that Medicare premiums for physicians’ services are rising and likely to consume most of the cost-of-living adjustment they’ll receive next year from Social Security.

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