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Answers to some of the most commonly asked questions


December 6, 2016

From Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Q: Are Medicare Part B premiums increasing in 2017?

A: Yes, but for most beneficiaries, not by very much. If your Part B premium is withheld from Social Security benefits, by law it can only increase by the same amount as the benefits increase in 2017. That’s typically going to be about $4 per month. Since 70 percent of Medicare beneficiaries are in this situation, they will only go up to about $109 per month compared to $104.90 for the past four years for those on Medicare before 2016. Many 2016 newly eligible beneficiaries will see an...

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