Medicare has planned BIG changes that will effect you next year.  As of this writing your part B Medicare deductible is scheduled to increase by $76.00 to $223.00!

The Medicare deductible isn’t the only part going up.  The Medicare premium(the payment that you make for insurance) is also scheduled to go up  from $104.90 to $120.70, but not everyone will be affected. With the cost of living increase set at 0 for next year there is a good chance that you won’t be affected by this increase.  A provision called  the “hold harmless” law, limits your Social Security payments from being decreased to pay for Medicare premiums.

The list below shows you the 30% who will be affected by the increase.

 People Who Are Affected By A Medicare Premium Increase

  • New enrollees in Part B in 2016
  • If you are delaying Social Security payments
  • People who make above $85,000 a year
  • People who have both Medicare and Medicaid (the state pays the increase)

Open enrollment starts October 15-December 7 every year.  There are certain things you want to check when you are signing up for a plan.

Make sure all or most of your hospital and doctor’s are participating.  Just because it says it on the insurance website does not mean they are still in the plan!  The best way to find out is to call your doctor.Check to make sure which plan works best for you.  You are able to switch to another plan during open enrollment.There are also other times that you can switch your Medicare Advantage plan after the open enrollment.  The site will help you discover when it is possible.When choosing a health insurance company just like when choosing a doctor,  it is important to put some time into your choice.  It might save you big money in the future!

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By David Schlam



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Always arrive to a pleasant cheerful staff! They make you feel welcome and get you situated quickly! The Doctor is friendly and makes your feet feel great! I travel a bit to get to this office, but it is so worth it! The staff is always helpful and customizes my appointments to my needs!

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GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!! Very nice, friendly, and thorough doctor. Wonderful staff too! Very clean office. They fit me into there schedule the same day. They recognized my issue right away and got me out of discomfort painlessly.

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You will not find a better podiatrist than Dr. Schlam. I have been seeing him for over twenty years and he has been a godsend for my foot pain. If only I could give six stars...

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Great experience. They got my son in as soon as possible as made sure his foot was ok. Will definitely use them again!

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The best health care experience. The staff and nurses are super friendly and Dr. Schlam is very good. I highly recommend Hollowbrook Foot Specialists.

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Our Wappingers Falls
Podiatry Office
89 E. Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Phone: 845-298-9074

Office Hours:
Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 4pm

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