Should Federal Retirees Opt For Medicare?

(By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News)

This week, I answered questions from readers about Medicare coverage and the rules for repaying premium tax credits for marketplace coverage after a divorce.

Q. I have insurance through my federal employee retirement plan. Why should I pay an additional monthly premium for Medicare Part B?

A. Whether as a federal retiree you should sign up for Medicare Part B, which coverspreventive care and services such as doctor visits and lab work to treat medical conditions, depends on your own preferences and priorities, said Casey Schwarz, senior counsel for education and federal policy at the Medicare Rights Center, an advocacy group. Read more…



Kaiser Health News is a nonprofit national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.


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