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The Medicare Part B Penalty Continued…

The Medicare Part B Penalty Continued…

A couple of weeks back, my friend Justin Castelli and I presented to the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Financial Planning Association. While he was in town, we shot a video discussing the recent article I wrote about the Medicare Part B Penalty for Late Enrollment so I thought I’d share the video with you. If you have questions about anything we discuss in the video, feel free to reach out, I’m happy to help! Also, Justin publishes a lot of…

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How to Avoid the Lifelong Medicare Penalty

How to Avoid the Lifelong Medicare Penalty

Most people seem to be aware that there is a penalty for late-enrollment into the Medicare program. Unfortunately though, most people are unaware of how significant the penalty is. It is actually one of the steepest penalties that the federal government imposes on retirees. Perhaps second only to the 50% penalty for failing to withdraw Required Minimum Distributions. Making matters worse, the Medicare penalty is not a one-time penalty. It is a penalty that stays with you for the rest…

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Medicare: Almost Everything You Need to Know

Medicare: Almost Everything You Need to Know

As an advisor that specializes in working with retirees, it seems that some of the most commonly asked questions deal with the topic of Medicare.  How does it work?  When do I need to file?  What plan should I choose?  What does it cover?  What is it going to cost?  And so on.  So, instead of searching all over the web trying to find answers to these questions, I thought it would be helpful to provide all the answers in…

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