This is where the pen­du­lum shifts unpre­dictably – Social Secu­ri­ty cost of liv­ing increas­es will not occur in 2016 which should affect rough­ly 70% of those on Medicare. They will be “held harm­less” and will not face an increase in their Medicare Part B pre­mi­ums. The rest? They will have to make up the dif­fer­ence between what infla­tion is fore­cast and what the 70% don’t pay. This will result, accord­ing to the gov­ern­ment, in increas­es as much as 52%:

 

Income
Sin­gle <$85,000 $85-$107,000 $107-$160,000 $160-$214,000 >$214,000
Mar­ried  <$170,000  $170-$214,000  $214-$320,000  $320-$428,000  >$428,000
2015  $104.90  $146.90  $209.80  $272.70  $335.70
2016  $159.30  $223.00  $318.60  $414.20  $509.80