2015 Rates for Medicare Part A, Part B Withheld-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Rates for Medicare Part A and Part B were withheld from the 2015 Medicare Handbook and won’t be released until after the 2014 midterm elections.
It’s true that 2015 Medicare Handbooks do not include rates for Medicare Part A and Part B, but the rates are available online.
The “Medicare & You 2015” handbook was released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on September 1, 2014. The handbook does in fact state that premiums and deductable amounts for Medicare Part A and Part B were unavailable at the time of printing and provides a 1-800 number to call for up-to-date information.
The rate and premium information for Medicare Part A and Part B are both available at Medicare.gov. Users will actually pay less for Medicare Part A in 2015 than they did in 2014. Premiums and deductibles for Medicare Part B, meanwhile, will not change in 2015.
Click HERE for information about signing up for Medicare Part A or Part B.