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Gail, showing confidence, wrote, "A modest raise for civilian federal employees is already in the Congressional Conference committee.  Around what they got last year - 1.8%.  This will be finalized later this year - it does have bipartisan support."

 

The above does NOT change the fact that Trump's policy, despite surging inflation, is NO raise for federal employees, . It once again shows how Trump does not care about the average, hard working person. 

 

Next, who will win, Congress or Comrade Trump? We don't know yet, so Gail's confidence certainly isn't warranted.

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@GailL1 wrote:

2.8%

 

SSA Press Release 10/11/2018 - 2019 COLA Announced


Great News Gail!!  Thanks for posting this.

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That is great, but will Medicare eat the increase like it did last year?

 

The standard monthly premium for Original Medicare - Part B will be $135.50 for 2019, a slight increase from $134 in 2018.

 

 

 

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If you got your E mail from AARP today they explain it all in detail. Go read it and if you have questions direct them to AARP as their experts will see you get full and correct answers to your questions.

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Thanks, TxGrandpa2 - I just noticed that they posted the 2019 Medicare cost and premiums today.

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https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/2019-medicare-parts-b-premiums-and-deductibles

 

The standard monthly premium for Medicare Part B enrollees will be $135.50 for 2019, an increase of $1.50 from $134 in 2018. An estimated 2 million Medicare beneficiaries (about 3.5%) will pay less than the full Part B standard monthly premium amount in 2019 due to the statutory hold harmless provision, which limits certain beneficiaries’ increase in their Part B premium to be no greater than the increase in their Social Security benefits. The annual deductible for all Medicare Part B beneficiaries is $185 in 2019, an increase of $2 from the annual deductible $183 in 2018.

 

 

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@GailL1 wrote:

2.8%

 

SSA Press Release 10/11/2018 - 2019 COLA Announced


That is great, but will Medicare eat the increase like it did last year?


Hopefully NOT - no firm figures yet but the "future guessers" thinks it might go up just a tad for the majority - perhaps to $135 - $136 per month; that's up from the current $134.

 

I cannot remember if there are any changes to the IRRMA for 2019 - anybody know ?  I will look it up when I get some time.

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@CriticalThinking wrote:

Donald Trump made his long-awaited decision official on federal pay for 2019, and the news won’t please many civilian employees. In a letter to congressional leaders, Trump said he is exercising his authority to implement a pay freeze for civilian federal employees in 2019.

      

“I have determined that for 2019, both across-the-board pay increases and locality pay increases will be set at zero, the president wrote. 

 

Unless Congress overides Trump, civilians will receive no pay raise in 2019.


A modest raise for civilian federal employees is already in the Congressional Conference committee.  Around what they got last year - 1.8%.  This will be finalized later this year - it does have bipartisan support.

 

The active military raise was already approved in that part of the budget that has already gone through earlier this month.

 

Federal retirees - FERS and CSRS - get COLA increases - this same one. 2.8%

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Donald Trump made his long-awaited decision official on federal pay for 2019, and the news won’t please many civilian employees. In a letter to congressional leaders, Trump said he is exercising his authority to implement a pay freeze for civilian federal employees in 2019.

      

“I have determined that for 2019, both across-the-board pay increases and locality pay increases will be set at zero, the president wrote. 

 

Unless Congress overides Trump, civilians will receive no pay raise in 2019.

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@GailL1 wrote:

2.8%

 

SSA Press Release 10/11/2018 - 2019 COLA Announced


That is great, but will Medicare eat the increase like it did last year?

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