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Here’s some good news for advisors with clients on Medicare earning more than $85,000 as individuals and $170,000 as couples filing jointly: Starting next year, the income brackets linked to surcharges for Medicare Parts B (medical services and supplies) and D (prescription drugs) will be indexed to inflation for the first time since 2010.

There are five income brackets linked to different surcharge percentages, ranging from 33% to 201%, which are applied as an additional cost to the base premium. (See table below.)

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