financial planner Stephen Zelcer
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Q&A: How to opt out of Medicare Part B

Q&A – How to opt-out of Medicare B Question Hey Stephen!   We opened an HSA this year!  I’m excited to fund it and have the money invested.    We have the cash and we can front-load the entire HSA contribution now at the beginning of the year.   Is it better to front-load all the money now, and

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Watch Now – Should I take Medicare?

Watch Now – Should I take Medicare? Medicare Part B costs thousands of dollars a year. And they threaten you with penalties if you don’t take it. You already have FEHB. Do you need both? In this webinar I explain: The costs of Medicare When you need to worry about Medicare penalties When you can

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Should I take medicare?

Should you take Medicare? – New Webinar

Should you take Medicare? – New Webinar Medicare Part B costs thousands of dollars a year. And they threaten you with penalties if you don’t take it. You already have FEHB. Do you need both? My next Webinar – Should you take Medicare? In this webinar I explain: The costs of Medicare When you need to

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Q&A: TriCare and FEHB

Q&A: TriCare and FEHB Question I know FEHB has a 5-year requirement. I currently have TriCare, but want to make sure I satisfy FEHB’s 5-year rule, so I was planning to enroll in FEHB. But then I will be paying for 2 insurances. Do you think it’s worth it? Answer Your TriCare will count toward

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What's better: FEHB or Medicare?

What’s better: FEHB or Medicare?

What’s better: FEHB or Medicare? Important note:  In this article I am only referring to Medicare A, B and D; I’m not getting into the various Medicare Part C plans (known as Medicare Advantage plans. So, which is better – Medicare or FEHB? While it’s not a fair question because there are dozens of FEHB plans

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What is the difference between FSA and HSA?

What is the difference between FSA and HSA? Updated 2020

What is the difference between FSA and HSA? Updated 2020 Both accounts allow you pay for qualified medical expenses with tax-free money (thus avoiding Federal, State, Social Security, and Medicare taxes – usually around a 37.65% tax savings). Here’s how the accounts differ: Contribution Limit: FSA has a maximum contribution limit of $2,750.  HSA limits

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