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8.10.17Higher fees are coming to high earners, when income thresholds for the highest surcharge tiers drop even further next year.

If you were hit with premium surcharges for Medicare Part B and Part D already, these costs will increase again in 2018, according to a recent article in Kiplinger, “Medicare Surcharge Thresholds to Drop.”

This recalibration of the trigger points was a part of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, also called the "Doc Fix" law, which ended the annual battles over fee schedules for doctors' Medicare payments. To help pay for the permanent fix, lawmakers have asked high-income beneficiaries to foot the bill.

12.16.16New Year’s Eve is the deadline for taking RMDs if you are older than 70 ½. Haven’t started yet? Get on this right away to get it done in time. Otherwise, be prepared to pay a penalty.

You still have a little time to beat the last minute rush on taking your Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) from traditional IRAs and 401(k)s, according to Kiplinger’s “FAQs About Required Minimum Distributions for Retirement Accounts.” However, you had better hurry if you are older than 70 ½. You only have until December 31st and any delays could be expensive. Remember that you aren’t the only one making this transaction at this time of year, and you’re hardly alone in waiting until the last minute.

Here is some additional information to help you meet your deadline for IRA withdrawals and some special rules for 401(k)s.

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