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Stop, Look & Listen: Railroad Retirement Benefits Q&A

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Higher Medicare Part B Premium in 2005 Announced

(Posted September 5, 2004)

Question 510: What is the Part B Medicare premium for 2005? Do railroad employees pay more than others?

Answer: The basic Medicare Part B monthly premium rate will increase from $66.60 to $78.20 effective in January 2005.

Rail workers and other Railroad Retirement recipients pay the same Medicare premiums as other Medicare beneficiaries.


Important notice:

Answers are provided as general guidance on the subjects covered in the question and are not provided as legal advice to the questioner or to readers. Any legal issues should be reviewed by your legal counsel to apply the law to the particular facts of this and similar situations.

The law in this area changes frequently. Answers are believed to be correct as of the posting dates shown. The completeness or accuracy of a particular answer may be affected by changes in the law (statutes, regulations, rulings, court decisions, etc.) that occur after the date on which a particular Q&A is posted.


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