Changes to 2023 Medicare and Social Security

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changes to 2023 Medicare and Social Security | Estate and Probate Legal Group

Estate planning is more than writing your will. It includes making arrangements while alive and after you’re gone. Estate planning is thinking about your future and how you can retire with the most money possible. It helps you to think about and balance your social security benefits and Medicare costs. In this article, we will talk about changes to 2023 Medicare and social security.

Changes to the 2023 Social Security

The concept of social security is that you pay taxes into the system while you work. When you retire (or become disabled), you can draw on those finances, receiving a monthly payment.

There are 2 big changes this year to social security.

  • The Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) is 8.7%. This means if your social security income were $2,000 last year, it would be $2,174 this year.
  • You can receive maximum allowances if you wait until you are 67 to retire.

There are also some changes in Medicare (and unfortunately, they are increases).

Changes to 2023 Medicare

With Medicare, Part A deals with inpatient hospital stays, skilled nursing facilities, hospice, and some home healthcare services. Part B deals with physician services, outpatient hospital services, certain home health services, medical equipment, and other services not covered by Part A.

It can be challenging to understand Medicare. We will mention only a few changes you might see this year.

  • Annual Part B deductible is now $226.
  • Deductible for a hospital stay is up $44 from 2022.
  • A 30-day supply of any insulin that the medicare drug plan covers will be capped at $35.
  • Vaccines that the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends are free. This may include shots for the flu, pneumonia, hepatitis B and Covid shot and boosters.

You may want to talk with an agent who can discuss all Medicare possibilities with you.

Estate Planning and Changes to 2023 Medicare and Social Security

You want to make the most of your income while staying healthy; therefore, you need to understand your Medicare and social security decisions. An experienced estate planning attorney can help you plan for your future. Then, you can plan on leaving your legacy to your loved ones after you are gone. We can also help you understand changes to retirement plans coming in 2023.

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