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For Divorced Couples, Separate Plans OK To Repay Health Law Tax Credits
National Public Radio

This week, I answered questions from readers about Medicare coverage and the rules for repaying premium tax credits for marketplace coverage after a divorce.

I have insurance through my federal employee retirement plan. Why should I pay an additional monthly premium for Medicare Part B?

Whether as a federal retiree you should sign up for Medicare Part B, which covers preventive care and services such as doctor visits and lab work to treat medical conditions, depends on your own preferences and priorities, said Casey Schwarz, senior counsel for education and federal policyat the Medicare Rights Center, an advocacy group.

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