Medicare and PERACare Premium Changes for 2022

One of the most important spending factors to take into account when planning for retirement is the cost of healthcare, including the cost of health insurance. Most people are generally aware that their employer picks up a large portion of their health insurance premium costs, but it's not until you stop working and that goes … Continue reading Medicare and PERACare Premium Changes for 2022

Are the WEP and GPO “Fair”?

Like many teachers, the first time I heard about the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO), my first response was, “That’s not fair!” Why should my Social Security benefit (by WEP) or Social Security Survivor’s Benefit (by GPO) be reduced simply because I worked as a public employee and earned a pension … Continue reading Are the WEP and GPO “Fair”?