What is TRICARE ?

TRICARE is the health care program serving military service members, retirees, their families and survivors worldwide.

What is the monthly premium for Medicare Part B?

The standard Medicare Part B premium for medical insurance in 2021 is $148.50.

Can I sign up for Medicare Part B if I am working and have health insurance through an employer?

Choosing to sign up for Medicare is an important decision that involves a number of issues you may need to consider. The decision you make will depend on your situation and the type of health insurance you have.

Should I sign up for Medicare Part B if I have Veterans’ Benefits?

igning up for Medicare Part B may provide you with additional service and location options.

If you don’t sign up for Part B when you are first eligible:

  • You may have to wait to sign up, which will delay your coverage, and;
  • you may also have to pay a late enrollment penalty for as long as you have Medicare Part B.

Will my Medicare premiums be higher because of my higher income?

Individuals with income more than $87,000 and married couples with income more than $174,000 will pay a larger percentage of their monthly Medicare Part B and D costs based on their income.

How do I get a replacement Medicare card?

Your Medicare card is proof of your Medicare insurance. If your Medicare card was lost, stolen, or destroyed, you can request a replacement with your personal my Social Security account.

What are Medicare late enrollment penalties?

In most cases, if you don’t sign up for Medicare when you’re first eligible, you may have to pay a higher monthly premium.

More information on Medicare late enrollment penalties:

I am amending my tax return for previous years when I filed my tax return as single but I was in a same-sex marriage, can I have my IRMAA changed for those years too?

If you amend your tax return and it changes the income we counted to determine the income-related monthly adjustment amounts, let us know. We need to see a copy of the amended tax return you filed and your acknowledgment receipt from IRS. We will update our records with the information you provide, and correct or remove your income-related monthly adjustment amounts, as appropriate.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is now recognizing my same-sex marriage and allowing me to file my income tax return as married filing jointly, can I have my IRMAA removed?

You could be eligible for a new initial determination based on a life-changing event of marriage. You will need to provide us proof of your marriage and an estimate of what your income will be for the tax year you are requesting we use.

To report these changes in your income, you can use Form SSA-44, Medicare Part B Income-Related Premium – Life-Changing Event

How do I sign up for Medicare Part B if I already have Part A?

If you are already enrolled in Medicare Part A and you would like to enroll in Part B under the Special Enrollment Period (SEP), you can apply online at Apply for Medicare Part B Online during a Special Enrollment Period. You can upload your application and documents that verify your group health plan coverage through your employer.

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