CSRS and Medicare


Q: I am about to retire soon from CSRS. How can I find out if I will be eligible for Medicare? I don’t see from my pay stub that a Medicare tax has been taken out. The CSRS tax is at 7 percent with AT next to it. What do I need to do to ensure that I will be eligible for Medicare when I reach 65?

A: Relax. Medicare taxes in the amount of 1.45 percent are automatically deducted from every employee’s pay to cover the cost of Medicare Part A. That’s been the case since 1983.


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Reg Jones was head of retirement and insurance policy at the Office of Personnel Management. Email your retirement-related questions to fedexperts@federaltimes.com.

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