Medicare Part B premiums are heading higher next year

Almost 70 percent of Social Security recipients have their Medicare Part B premiums automatically deducted from their Social Security check every month. According to Medicare, those deductions are going to increase in 2019 from $134 to $135.50; however, the increase could be bigger for Americans who have protected from past premium increases by Social Security’s hold harmless provision, a rule that prevents premiums from increasing by more than recipients’ Social Security checks. Read article here…

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