Medicare

If A Person Doesn't Qualify For The 'Hold Harmless' Law, Does It Affect Their Future Medicare Premium Amounts?

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Concerning the "Hold Harmless" law. If a person was subjected to higher Medicare Part B premiums in 2021, due to not qualifying for this provision, does this affect their future Medicare premium amounts in 2022, or future years?

Assume there is no cause for "Hold Harmless" in those future years, only in 2021. Thanks for any replies!

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Will My Wife Qualify For Free Part A Medicare If She Only Gets Spousal Benefits?

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Hi, Larry, thanks for taking the time. I'm trying to plan for my wife's future Medical costs. The Medicare website (https://www.medicare.gov/your-medicare-costs/part-a-costs) says that part A is free if "You already get retirement benefits from Social Security". At FRA, she will receive spousal benefits (she will not qualify for her own retirement benefits as she does not have enough credits). My question is - do spousal benefits qualify as 'retirement benefits'?

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Is There A Way For Me To Apply For Survivor Benefits And Decline Part A Of Medicare?

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I’m still working and will reach full retirement age next month. I applied for survivor benefits with Social Security this month. They asked if I would like to start Medicare part A I said no because I continue to put money aside in a healthcare savings account. They said they could not process my application with out signing me up for Medicare part a. Is there a way to decline?

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Can I Switch To Medicare From The Coverage I Have Through My Job?

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Hi Mr.Larry I wanted to know if I retired at the age of 66 full retirement age and have health insur ance on my job ,and have Medicare and never used it yet and have Cigna Insurance can I switch to Medicare instead.If I retired now I might not have enough to retired on my late husband benefits,I wonder can I draw my retirement and his benefits also

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How Do I Apply For A Part B Premium Reimbursement?

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I have heard we can receive a Medicare Part B FEHB plan reombursement . What forms and how do I apply for this refund

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I believe what you're referring to is that some Federal Employee Health Benefit (FEHB) plans offer partial reimbursement to their enrollees if they're also enrolled in Part B of Medicare. Those reimbursements are paid by the individual FEHB insurance companies, not Medicare or Social Security. You'll need to check with your FEHB insurance company to see if your plan offers a reimbursement of Part B premiums.

Will There Be A Gap In My Medicare Coverage Because I Switched To Drawing Benefits On My Own Record?

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I am a widow and I took survivor's benefits and Medicare at 66, my full retirement age. I will be 70 this month (June) and I applied for my own retirement benefits, which are substantially more. I received a letter from Social Security confirming the change, but it says that I will get a new Medicare card and the Medicare coverage will begin in August. Will I have a two month gap in medical coverage?

Thank you.

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How Can I Get My Part B Enrollment Date Rectified Immediately?

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I applied for Part B to begin on September 1, 2020 (as I will still be employed until then and have medical insurance until then). They just sent my new SS card w/ a start date for Plan B of June 1, 2020 (Perhaps because the document I submitted was dated May 1, 2020; however, I am not sure why because the form was completed correctly!-- I do not want moneys taken out before I need Part B! How can this be rectified immediately? Thank you!

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Can I Change The Date Medicare Will Begin?

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Medicare is scheduled to begin June 2020. Because of the Coronavirus I am putting retirement off until July 31. Can I change the date medicare will begin?

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The only way that you can delay the start date of Part A of Medicare is by filing your application later, but I assume you're referring to Part B of Medicare. The date that your Part B coverage starts depends on the type of enrollment period in which you apply.