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United Healthcare Part D premium increase for 2017 came in the mail today

2016 was 59 bucks and a little change

 

2017 is 70 bucks and a little change

 

Good thing there is no "inflation" or who knows what it would be Smiley Frustrated

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Wow - that seems a high premium for Part *D*, either this year or next. My Part D premium is $25.

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Re: United Healthcare Part D premium increase for 2017 came in the mail today

Hi Jane,  hope you are doing well.

 

No, premiums have gone up every year.  I am not complaining, just being facetious as they always say that seniors cannot get a COLA because there is no real "inflation" yet something that many, if not most of them need to buy, does indeed see a hefty increase each year.   Butch has certainly benefited from our plan and we are very grateful to have it and grateful that the increase will not be a problem.

 

Smiley Happy

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@minkbunny wrote:

Hi Jane,  hope you are doing well.

 

No, premiums have gone up every year.  I am not complaining, just being facetious as they always say that seniors cannot get a COLA because there is no real "inflation" yet something that many, if not most of them need to buy, does indeed see a hefty increase each year.   Butch has certainly benefited from our plan and we are very grateful to have it and grateful that the increase will not be a problem.

 

Smiley Happy

 

Hi Minky, I understand what you're saying and I know there wasn't a COLA this year but I do hope with the increase that there will be one in 2017. Best wishes for the cowboy.

 


 

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Ours are going up also.  

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I cannot tell you how eager I am for my next birthday in April!!

 

I do not like the way the COLA is figured but our representatives have wanted to make it even harder to get an increase (chained vs unchained COLAs).

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks, Jane,  he is doing great. Heart

 

tansy, are you turning the big 65?   It was truly a happy day for me as well as I got to get off of the Blue Cross individual policy with the high deductible and 30 pct co pay  and get on the best insurance in the world for the money spent for it - Medicare ! 

 

Wishing you a Happy Birthday in advance.

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My husband and I are a little ways before retirement and just tonight we were talking about what kind of plan we were going to look into.   Currently, our premiums are $1120.00 per month, before co-pays, deductibles and co-insurance, nor prescriptions.  From last year, our insurance was raised about $140.00 per month...no bonus but a minimal raise.  

Insurance premiums have been going up..up..UP since their existence. Aetna begged out of the ACA but had the LARGEST profit margins ever.

As far as cost of living raises o for those on Social Security, contact your local Congressman, they control the purse strings.

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United Health Care premiums are high across the board.  I had to let them go after I retired since it was going to be an out of pocket expense, not through my job group plan anymore.  

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