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Despite boost in social security, rising Medicare Part B costs leave seniors in bind

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

News Medical reports:

“Millions of seniors will soon be notified that Medicare premiums for physicians’ services are rising and likely to consume most of the cost-of-living adjustment they’ll receive next year from Social Security.

Higher 2018 premiums for Medicare Part B will hit older adults who’ve been shielded from significant cost increases for several years, including large numbers of low-income individuals who struggle to make ends meet.

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Medicare Spending Peaks at Age 96

Friday, February 27th, 2015

The Wall Street Journal reports:

More and more attention is being paid to end-of-life care. But much less attention is going toward what care is appropriate for the very old who are chronically ill but not in their last year of life.

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Feds release draft tax forms for employer compliance with ACA

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Benefits News reports:

“The Internal Revenue Service on Thursday released drafts of the forms employers will use to report on health coverage they offer to their employees, unveiling a glimpse of the administrative onus in store for benefit advisers and their employer clients working to comply with the Affordable Care Act.

Despite continuing calls to further delay the mandate and confusion about employer shared responsibility requirements following conflicting court rulings just this week on ACA subsidies offered on the federal exchange, the IRS posted to its website draft forms for employers and individuals to use when reporting their health coverage starting in 2015.

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Beware pitfalls of health care subsidy: Spike in income could spell big tax bill

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

The Chicago Tribune reports:

“Individuals receiving monthly premium subsidies to pay for health coverage purchased on the new exchanges should keep their eye out for Uncle Sam. You could owe a big tax bill on your 2014 return next spring if your income rises during the year and you don’t report the change to the exchange.

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Premiums see big jump in 2014

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Benefits Pro reports:

“How much are consumers actually paying for insurance now that Obamacare is here?

That’s what private exchange operator eHealth wanted to find out. And with its new research, it found unless you have subsidies, health insurance on the individual market is much more expensive under PPACA.

On Wednesday it launched the eHealth Price Index, “the first and only tool of its kind that tracks on a daily basis the average monthly cost of individual and family health insurance for plans based on applications submitted nationwide through eHealth,” the company said.

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The aftermath of the employer responsibility ruling

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Employee Benefit Adviser reports:

“The U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service issued the final regulations on the employer mandate under the Affordable Care Act this week. While the pay-or-play rules got a little delay, and some revisions will be debated for weeks to come, here are the nuts and bolts of the full regulation: (more…)

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