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A: Pay for health care expenses with pre-tax money Q: In what ways is a HSA more limiting than a FSA? A: The owner must have a high-deductible health insurance plan for a HSA but not for a FSA Q: In what ways is an HSA an improvement upon an FSA? A: An HSA offers unlimited accrual of the unused balance from year-to-year. An HSA offers a higher contribution limit. Q: In what ways is an HSA similar to an IRA? A: Tax deduction of a Traditional IRA. Tax-deferral of a Roth IRA. The Structure of Medicare Medicare has the reputation of being very complex to navigate. To help add structure, it has been broken up into four parts: Part A for hospital coverage; Part B for doctor’s bills; Part C for managed care alternatives; and Part D for prescription drug benefits. Watch the video below for a general overview of the Medicare options. You will then learn about each component separately. Medicare Part A provides eligible retirees with in-patient hospital coverage. In order to be eligible for Part A coverage, a retiree must be in one of three categories: (1) at least 65 years old and either eligible for Social Security benefits or have chosen to defer Social Security benefits; (2) at least 65 years old and opted out of Social Security during their working career; or (3) someone who does not qualify on their own for Social Security benefits, but they are at least 65 years old and married to a fully insured spouse
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who is at least 62 years old. Do you see a common thread? You must be age 65 or older to apply for Medicare coverage! Those who are at least 65 years but do not meet these requirements can opt into the Medicare program by paying a monthly fee which is up to $422 (2018 limit) per month. You can see a summary of Medicare costs here (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. . Before we get into specifics about Part A and eventually Part B, please watch the video below for an overview of just these two sub-components of Medicare. Once eligibility is satisfied, the retiree will receive full access to benefits. Medicare Part A benefits are viewed in terms of benefit periods , which is the duration of an illness requiring hospitalization. Each benefit period holds a maximum of 90 days and there is a requirement that at least 60 days must separate each benefit period. All Medicare recipients receive 60 lifetime reserve days which are best explained in the context of an example. Pretend that a Medicare Part A-covered taxpayer (Bill) becomes ill and requires hospitalization. The illness lasts for less than 90 days and so the entire hospital stay is covered by Medicare. Bill then has another illness 61 days later. A new benefit period has begun and the next 90 days will be covered by Medicare. However, if Bill had only remained in the hospital for 20 days with a 45-day break before another hospital stay of 90 days, then he would potentially have a problem.
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