Posts Categorized: Social Security

Finally! Social Security Numbers to be Removed from all Medicare Cards

Medicare beneficiaries have complained for years about having their Social Security number on Medicare cards. Their concerns are finally being addressed, as the familiar red, white and blue Medicare card finally gets a makeover after half a century. Starting in April, the government will begin the monumental task of mailing out new Medicare cards to…

Final 2017 numbers for Social Security COLA and Medicare Premium Increases

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) — The agency that oversees Medicare and Social Security-recently announced the final figures on 2017 cost of living increases for Social Security and new Medicare premiums and deductibles. Social Security recipients will receive a tiny 0.3% cost of living adjustment (COLA) increase for 2017. This would increase the…

Social Security Benefits and Medicare Premiums may be going up in 2017

Social Security benefits are projected to increase by a tiny amount in 2017. The 0.2% COLA increase projected by the Social Security Trustees report released on June 22 of this year, would theoretically, increase the average Social Security benefit of  $1350 by $2.70 per month in 2017. But Social Security recipients won’t actually see that…