Friday, May 27, 2016

Concerned About Medicare Costs? There May Be Help!

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Did you know that our Social Services department provides assistance and guidance in so many areas, including health insurance, public benefits, referrals and more? For more information, please speak to one of our SHINE counselors, Sheila Dzengelewski, Maryanne Pierce or Sandra Cloutman.

Medicare Part D (Medicare prescription drug coverage)

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Monthly premium: 

The Part D monthly premium varies by plan (higher-income consumers may pay more). The charts below show your estimated prescription drug plan monthly premium based on your income as reported on your IRS tax return from 2 years ago and last year. If your income is above a certain limit, you'll pay an income-related monthly adjustment amount in addition to your plan premium.






















How much does Part B cost?

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Monthly premium:

In 2016, most people pay the Part B premium of $104.90 each month.
However, if your modified adjusted gross income as reported on your IRS tax return from 2 years ago is above a certain amount, you may pay more.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Online Tax Assistance - CAPITAL GAINS TAX

 
>>Click here for more info on AARP Tax-Aide Program FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS>>
 
>>How does selling your home for a profit affect the income you report and your tax liability? (CAPITAL GAINS TAX)>>


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION - CONSUMER INFORMATION - SCAM ALERTS


Elder Affairs is often reminded of new (and sometimes old) ingenious practices to separate elders and others from their money - either outright or through information that seniors provide in good faith.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) maintains a constantly updated website to alert consumers about what's real and what's fake.

>>Click here to link to the Federal Trade Commission - Consumer Information>>

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/scam-alerts