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You may be able to trim your Medicare expenses. Here’s how

PUBLISHED MON, JAN 25 202111:28 AM EST Sarah O’Brien It’s a new year, which means new Medicare costs. For Medicare’s 63 million beneficiaries, certain parts of the program change yearly and can affect premiums, deductibles and other cost-sharing. While the upward adjustments don’t necessarily involve huge dollar amounts, they can become challenging for some beneficiaries.…

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CDC: 2 Face Masks Protect Better Than One

Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, wears two masks during a White House news conference. How to upgrade your mask to protect against the coronavirus by Michelle Crouch, AARP, Updated February 11, 2021 With the discovery of new, faster-spreading coronavirus strains in the U.S, it might be time to double…

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Lawmakers Propose 3.2% Raise for Feds in 2022

Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., is one of the sponsors of the bill. PATRICK SEMANSKY/AP Democrats in both chambers of Congress have reintroduced legislation to boost basic pay by 2.2% across the board next year, along with an average 1% increase in locality pay. ERICH WAGNER  JANUARY 21, 2021 Democratic lawmakers in both chambers of Congress on…

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Raise finalized for feds’ 2021 pay

By FederalSoup Staff Jan 06, 2021 The president, over the holidays, approved a 1% pay increase for civilian federal employees in 2021. The across-the-board pay raise includes no increases by locality and will take effect the January 3-6 pay period. The Dec. 31 Executive Order also includes a 1% raise for the Foreign Service schedule and some…

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