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Part D Low Income Subsidy

by Mary Jane Stern Medicare Part D offers a Low Income Subsidy (LIS) or extra help to pay for part of the costs associated with the plan.  The Part D costs include your deductible, premium and copayments.  Some beneficiaries may qualify for all or a partial subsidy. Of course this isn’t easy to understand because…
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Medicare Premiums Expected to Rise in 2010

by Mary Jane Stern The buzz is that Medicare premiums are expected to rise in 2010 and some will probably see a decrease in their monthly Social Security check.  Unfortunately, it is said that there will be no COLA (Cost of Living Adjustment) in 2010 or 2011. The good news is that there is a…
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