February 8, 2016

Medicare Part B premium costs for 2016

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the 2016 Part B premium and deductible costs for 2016. Railroad Medicare processes claims for Part B services.  The 2016 monthly premiums will remain unchanged for approximately 70 percent of Medicare beneficiaries. However, the remaining 30 percent will pay a different amount based on the [...]

Report dependent SSNs to retain health coverage

This is a final effort to collect dependent Social Security numbers to comply with new federal law for all medical plans including: The Railroad Employees National Health and Welfare Plan; and The National Railway Carriers and United Transportation Health and Welfare Plan Federal Law now requires the reporting of Social Security numbers (SSNs) for covered [...]

UTU rail-member health insurance alert

Federal law now requires the reporting of Social Security numbers (SSNs) for covered dependents to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Employees who have not yet provided dependent SSNs will have their dependents’ coverage terminated on July 31. This includes participants of all medical plans, including the Railroad Employees National Health and Welfare [...]