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Old 11-02-2013, 01:24 PM   #1
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2014 $0 Medicare Increase

I did not see that this was posted yet.

November 1, 2013
Medicare officials announced that monthly premiums for Medicare Part B (outpatient care) will remain the same for beneficiaries in 2014. The basic Medicare Part B premium remains $104.90 a month.

Beneficiaries with 2012 adjusted gross income (plus tax-exempt interest income) over $85,000 — or $170,000 if married filing jointly — will continue to pay higher means-tested premiums.

The means-tested rates also will remain the same in 2014. Means-tested rates range from $146.90 to $335.70 per person per month, depending on income. The Part B annual deductible also will remain at $147.

Officials attribute the flat rates to provider incentives for producing better value for patients, fighting fraud and abuse, and an increase in prescription drug savings.

2014 Medicare Rates : MOAA

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Old 11-02-2013, 02:08 PM   #2
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Zero increase is good news when typically medical costs outpace inflation.

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Old 11-02-2013, 03:41 PM   #3
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Just another data point here, the premiums for the Medigap plans offered by the Megacorp I retired to went down by about $1 to $2 a month.
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