- How much of my salary goes to pay for Medicare?
- What is the difference between Medicare Part A, B, C and D?
- What is a donut-hole? [hint: They don’t have them at Dunkin’ Donuts]
The Incidental Economist has a concise, easy-to-understand three-part series of posts on Traditional Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans. It will help you answer all these questions and more. You can also see my prior posts on the ‘Genesis and Development of Medicare‘ and ‘How to Pick a Medicare Plan.’
- Answers: 1) 2.9%, half paid by the employee, half by the employer; 2) A – hospital coverage, B – outpatient care, C – Medicare Managed Care (aka Medicare Advantage), D – Prescription Drug Plan; 3) a coverage gap in your health insurance benefit.