Medicare

Does Medicare Recognize Coverage Under A Domestic Partner's Insurance?

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I am under 65 and on disability. I have part A and B original Medicare. I also am covered under my boyfriend health insurance as a domestic partner (have been for years). His insurance is primary as thousands of employees and Medicare also in has verified this every year.

Medicare has my group health insurance information (though it been sitting in pending status this year compared to previous years).

Can I Use My Wife's Employer Health Coverage To Prevent Future Increased Medicare Premiums?

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Hi Larry, I am 65 and will reach my Full Retirement age of 66 in early May. My wife and I have saved approx. $1.7 M in our retirement acounts. I have made arrangements to stop my current full time employment at the end of this month. I plan to work per diem two days per week through my own S corporation to lower my income for two years until my wife reaches her Full Retirement age in order to reduce my salary so as to reduce my Medicare premiums after I retire. I will no longer have the Health Care insurance benefit of my current employer.

Will Social Security Deduct Medicare Part B Premiums From My Survivor Benefits At Age 65?

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My husband of 14 years died in 2000 at the age of 54. I will be 62 in June 2000 (never re-married). As my employer is going out of business soon, I plan on collecting my survivor benefits and working part time since my own social security will grow thru age 70. Will SSA deduct Medicare part B premiums from my survivor benefits @ age 65?

Hi,

I'm sorry for your loss.

Can My Wife Get Free Part A Of Medicare Based On My Record Until She Turns 65?

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Wife is 62 will start her social security I am 74 on social security. Can my wife get part A Medicare free off my social security till she turns 65.

Hi,

No. Your wife would have to be at least age 65 to qualify for Medicare, unless she becomes entitled to Social Security disability benefits before then.

Best, Jerry

Is There Any Way I Could Qualify For Lower Medicare Premiums?

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My husband passed away in 3/2017 at age 73. We both were getting our SS. He was still working when he died. I got spousal SS after his death. My Medicare part B and D premium keeps on going up every year because of IRMAA based on income 2 years ago. I will get $1 for April and much less SS from May onwards. Same thing happened last year. We both worked longer hours and he worked until 73, we had professional jobs, contributed 13% towards SS taxes. It hurts me to pay very high Part B and Part D premium about $470/pm and get very less SS. I am healthy, mo medical issues.

Is It True That If I Don't Have Medicare Deducted At Age 65 It Will Be Increased?

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do i understand right that if i don't have my medicare deducted from my social security when i turn 65, that it will be increased at a different rate then if i do have it deducted. i heard that if the medicare increase is higher than the cost of living for social security, if it is deducted ,the rise would be reduced to match the cola amount. could you explain

Hi,

Am I Correct That Signing Up For Part A Of Medicare Eliminates Higher Premiums For Parts B & D?

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Hello,

Great article about Sue and her unfortunate Medicare premiums at age 68.

Had she signed up for free part A at age 65 and the same work scenario played out, would she have also faced higher premiums for B and D?

It’s my understanding signing up for part A eliminates these higher premiums for B and D.

Hi,

NO, signing up for premium free part A of Medicare does NOT exempt you from potentially being subject to premium surcharge penalties for parts B & D of Medicare.