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Old 10-12-2017, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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(tomorrow) the third and final CPI-W that is used to calculate next year's COLA will be released at 8:30 a.m. Even though the official announcement of the COLA won't be released tomorrow, there is no doubt the number crunchers will have the figure posted online within an hour or two following the announcement.

If I lived in a senior community I'd be taking bets.
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Old 10-13-2017, 02:25 AM
 
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it will likely all get taken in medicare increases -much ado about nuttin more than likely .
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Old 10-13-2017, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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it will likely all get taken in medicare increases -much ado about nuttin more than likely .
True for some. If my calculations are correct, it will be a 2% increase (after rounding up).

Now that I think about it - excluding those who pay extra because of their income, those who were not held harmless might get a break...

Regardless, in the real world, many recipients need those extra dollars.

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Old 10-13-2017, 06:41 AM
 
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with no medicare increases because of no cola's the lase few years you can bet this one will be gone as fast as it hits .
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Deep In The Heart of Texas
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.fddfdd1fbd40
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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A 2% increase is large in comparison to prior years. I wonder how much will get taken by a Medicare premium increase.

https://www.ssa.gov/oact/COLA/colasummary.html
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Old 10-13-2017, 09:01 AM
 
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likely all of it. there was no increase for those held harmless for 2 years . others were increased .
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Old 10-13-2017, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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Have any of you realized any real take home increases over the years?
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Old 10-13-2017, 09:12 AM
 
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when i was working the pay increases were usually smaller than the health insurance increases or changes so i was usually negative .at least now that can't happen anymore . at the worst i am even .
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Old 10-13-2017, 10:11 AM
 
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True for some. If my calculations are correct, it will be a 2% increase (after rounding up).

Now that I think about it - excluding those who pay extra because of their income, those who were not held harmless might get a break...

Regardless, in the real world, many recipients need those extra dollars.
Bada Bing and hopefully they see it.
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