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MEDICARE PREMIUMS FOR 2014

 


 

The last quarter of the year brings some trepidation for Americans over 65, as they wait to hear if their Medicare premiums will go up. There's good news from Health and Human Services: premiums will not go up in 2014.

 

HHS is also touting the money that older Americans are saving, now that the Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare) has closed the infamous "donut hole" in the Medicare Part D prescription coverage.

 

Their news release today says the average savings in Nevada will be $735 per person.

 

If you are not yet on Medicare, please share the news with your elderly relatives.

 

Til next time,

Paula Francis

8 News Now

 

Here is the rest of what the HHS offered to news organizations today:

   The income-related monthly premium rates, which will remain the same as they were in 2013, are shown in the following table:

 

Beneficiaries who file an individual tax return with income:

Beneficiaries who file a joint tax return with income:

Part B income-related monthly adjustment amount

Total monthly Part B premium amount

Less than  or equal to $85,000

Less than or equal to $170,000

$0.00

$104.90

Greater than $85,000 and less than or equal to $107,000

Greater than $170,000 and less than or equal to $214,000

$42.00

$146.90

Greater than $107,000 and less than or equal to $160,000

Greater than $214,000 and less than or equal to $320,000

$104.90

$209.80

Greater than $160,000 and less than or equal to $214,000

Greater than $320,000 and less than or equal to $428,000

$167.80

$272.70

Greater than $214,000

Greater than $428,000

$230.80

$335.70

 

Monthly premium rates to be paid by beneficiaries who are married, but file a separate return, are as follows:

 

Beneficiaries who are married but file a separate tax return from their spouse:

Part B income-related monthly adjustment amount

Total monthly Part B premium amount

Less than or equal to $85,000

$0.00

$104.90

Greater than $85,000 and less than or equal to $129,000

$167.80

$272.70

Greater than $129,000

$230.80

$335.70

 

 

To read CMS Principal Deputy Administrator Jonathan Blum's blog Medicare beneficiaries' out-of- pocket savings, go to: http://blog.cms.gov/.

 

For more information about the 2014 Medicare Part B premium, and Medicare generally, please go to www.Medicare.gov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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