Mark Miller: Remaking Retirement

2018 Won't Be a Fizzy Year for COLAs After All

Mark Miller

Riddle me this: The federal government announced that the standard Medicare Part B premium will stay flat next year, at $134 per month. Still, most retirees will pay more for Part B next year than they are paying in 2017.

And riddle me this, too: The annual Social Security cost-of-living adjustment for 2018 has been set at 2%--yet benefits will remain flat for millions of retirees.