Medicare

Why Are Medicare Premiums Withheld From My Benefits If I Paid Medicare Taxes While I Worked?

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I worked for over 55 years and contributed to Medicare all those years. Why, now that I have retired, does Social Security still deduct Medicare insurance premiums from my monthly social security benefits?

Hi,

The Medicare taxes collected from wages fund only Part A (Inpatient Hospital) coverage under Medicare. If you sign up for other parts of Medicare then you must pay a monthly premium.

Best, Jerry

How Should I Answer The Medicare Question On My Application For Spousal Benefits?

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I will reach full retirement shortly and intend to
apply for spousal benefits on line. Currently, I pay for my Medicare benefits manually
by check every 3 months. On the SS application there is a question do I want to enroll
in Medicare part B?. As I already have part B, how shall I answer this question?. I wish
to have the premiums automatically deducted from SS payments. I also want to be careful to avoid being double dipped for Medicare part B payments manually and
automatically. Please advise.

Thank you

Hi,

What's Our Best Plan For Social Security And Medicare?

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I am 65 this month, my husband is 55 next month. I entered the work force in the fall of 2009. As of this year I have 31 SS credits out of 40. I was hoping to work to gain a maximum of 40 credits, but I may not be able to. I was informed by my local SS office that I am not eligible for Medicare based on these credit numbers. My husband's salary is much greater than mine. What's the best plan for us regarding SS and Medicare?

Hi,

Will My Medicare Premiums Be Automatically Deducted When I Start Drawing Spousal Benefits?

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My wife's date of birth is September 10, 1956. My date of birth is March 11, 1950. She wishes to file for her Social Security benefit in September 2018, at age 62. I plan to wait until age 70 to file for my benefit. I am paying my monthly Medicare Part B premium ($134) by bank draft. After she files next year, I would like to file a restricted application for a spousal benefit based on her work record. Will Medicare automatically begin to deduct my Part B premium from my spousal benefit, or do I have a choice in the matter?

Can I Get Medicare Based On My Husband's Work Credits?

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okay Larry, I am just saying that even if you go in person to the SS office, you may still be given the wrong answer. I will be 65 shortly. I quit working one month before the first or my 5 children were born 39 years ago. My husband is considered self employed with under 20 employees and I and our children have/were on his insurance plan through his work.

Is It Correct That My Part B Premium Amount Increased?

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RE: Medicare part B premium
I am 71 and retired in June 2017. I have been receiving SS since 2012 (at age 66) spousal benefits on the record of my husband who is living. I applied for Medicare Part B in November 2015 because I had read of the hold harmless policy.
My premium was $104.90 - now increased to 108.
In July I switched to my own record for SS benefits and the Medicare Part B will be $134. Is this correct instead of continuing the hold harmless amount of $108?

Hi,

Is It True That My Wife's Medicare Number Will Change When She Starts Receiving Spousal Benefits?

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My wife currently receives Medicare coverage under her own social security number. When I began receiving my social security benefit, she also began receiving her spousal benefit. As a result, we were told her Medicare coverage would now be under my Medicare number. Is this correct and if so, how do we make sure she continues her Medicare coverage?

Hi,