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Part B Premiums Rise Slightly To $135.50, But 2 Million Enrollees Pay Less

October 12, 2018
The standard monthly premium for Part B beneficiaries will increase slightly for 2019, but about 2 million beneficiaries will pay less than the full premium due to the statutory hold-harmless provision, according to CMS. Julius Hobson, senior policy adviser at Polsinelli, said that between the $1.50 increase in premiums and the 2.8 percent Cost of Living Adjustment for Social Security, 2019 will be the first year in some time that many beneficiaries will see increases in their Social Security checks...