| Home | Why? | Tip Topics | Links |  News  | Photos/Contact | Message Post | Recipes | Site Map |

.

 Congratulations!  You have found the most comprehensive independent "over 50" site on the web!!  You, or someone you love, will benefit from:  www.SeniorARK.com  Thousands of valuable Money-Saving Tips and Links to help Seniors and Caregivers Survive retirement! 

And it's FREE

I need to save money on Utilities            I need help as a Caregiver.              Who are you anyway ?

take me to some humor    Health pages on SeniorArk?    health tips   -   health links   -   medicare

Where can I find -- a great home -- in a great town --  for less than $50,000?

 


CMS ANNOUNCES MEDICARE PREMIUMS, DEDUCTIBLES FOR 2015
 
October 9, 2014 - The standard Medicare Part B monthly premium will be $104.90 in 2015 FOR MOST PARTICIPANTS, the same as the Part B premium for 2014.

 This monthly premium paid by beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Part B covers a portion of the cost of physicians’ services, outpatient hospital services, certain home health services, durable medical equipment, and other items.

By law, the standard premium is set to cover approximately one-fourth of the average cost of Part B services incurred by beneficiaries aged 65 and over.  The remaining Part B costs are financed by Federal general revenues.  The income to the program from premiums and general revenues are paid into the Part B account of the Supplementary Medical Insurance trust fund, and Part B expenditures are drawn from this account.

Normally, the Part B premium increases at the same rate as average Part B expenditures from year to year.

This premium has been automatically deducted from what we receive monthly from Social Security. The fact that the premium is holding steady indicates that healthcare cost increases have been tamed, partially due to The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Part B premiums by income (from Medicare.gov website)

If your yearly income in 2012 (for what you paid in 2014) was You pay (in 2014)
File individual tax return File joint tax return File married & separate tax return
$85,000 or less $170,000 or less $85,000 or less $104.90
above $85,000 up to $107,000 above $170,000 up to $214,000 Not applicable $146.90
above $107,000 up to $160,000 above $214,000 up to $320,000 Not applicable $209.80
above $160,000 up to $214,000 above $320,000 up to $428,000 above $85,000 and up to $129,000 $272.70
above $214,000 above $428,000 above $129,000 $335.70
   
   
If your yearly income in 2013 (for what you pay in 2015) was You pay (in 2015)
File individual tax return File joint tax return File married & separate tax return
$85,000 or less $170,000 or less $85,000 or less $104.90
above $85,000 up to $107,000 above $170,000 up to $214,000 Not applicable $146.90
above $107,000 up to $160,000 above $214,000 up to $320,000 Not applicable $209.80
above $160,000 up to $214,000 above $320,000 up to $428,000 above $85,000 and up to $129,000 $272.70
above $214,000 above $428,000 above $129,000 $335.70


 
 

retirement housing on less than a shoestring

Go to HUNDREDS of items of Humor

How much will my Social Security check increase next year??

  Search for any word on this SeniorARK site

 

       Click to add SeniorArk to your favorites!  

 

www.SeniorARK.com                                        email: SeniorARK@aol.com