Medi­care's `Part B' pre­mium to see hike


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Bass, Dolores, 83, in­surance bro­ker, died Sun­day, Oct. 7. Me­mo­rial ser­vice 10:30 a.m. Tues­day, Wood­land Chris­tian Church. Cre­ma­tion So­ci­ety.

Ed­wards, Mar­cella “Marcy,” 85, in­surance agent, died Fri­day, Oct. 12. Ser­vices pend­ing. Fitzger­ald Ivy.

Steven­son, John Had­dock IV, 77, for­mer Tulsa po­lice of­fi­cer and Marine Corps vet­eran, died Wed­nes­day, Oct. 10. Pri­vate fam­ily ser­vices. Mark Grif­fith West­wood.

York, Fay­lene M., 93, school food han­dler, died Tues­day, Oct. 9. Ser­vice 11 a.m. Mon­day, Redeemer Covenant Church. Flo­ral Haven, Bro­ken Ar­row.


Fu­neral home, church and ceme­tery lo­ca­tions are in the city un­der which the death no­tice is listed un­less oth­er­wise noted.

BRO­KEN AR­ROW Boyd­stun, Mike Ed­ward, 59, NORDAM se­nior prod­uct an­a­lyst, died Tues­day, Oct. 9. Pri­vate fam­ily ser­vices. Brown, Coweta.

Niles, Harry Ed­ward Jr., 92, busi­ness owner and Air Force vet­eran, died Wed­nes­day, Oct. 10. Vis­i­ta­tion 5-7 pm Mon­day, Bixby Fu­neral Ser­vice, Bixby, and ser­vice 2 p.m. Tues­day, Fort Gib­son Na­tional Ceme­tery, Fort Gib­son.

COLLINSVILLE Weather­ford, Al­bert, 86, Chan­dler Ma­te­ri­als main­te­nance la­borer and Army vet­eran, died Tues­day, Oct. 9. Ser­vices pend­ing. Mow­ery, Owasso.


Bul­win, Austin, 21, auto me­chanic, died Wed­nes­day, Oct. 10. Vis­i­ta­tion 4-6 p.m. Sun­day and ser­vice 2 p.m. Mon­day, both at RiverCrest Chapel, Bixby. Bixby Fu­neral Ser­vice, Bixby.


Walker, Dora Dean, 81, home­maker, died Thurs­day, Oct. 11. Vis­i­ta­tion 2-4 p.m. Sun­day and ser­vice 10 a.m. Mon­day, both at Moore's South­lawn Fu­neral Home, Tulsa.

WASHINGTON — Medi­care says its “Part B” pre­mium for out­pa­tient care will rise by $1.50 a month next year. That means re­tirees should be able to keep most of their re­cently-an­nounced So­cial Se­cu­rity costof-liv­ing in­crease.

Medi­care of­fi­cials said Fri­day that the stan­dard pre­mium will be $135.50 a month for 2019. “Part B” of Medi­care cov­ers doc­tor vis­its and out­pa­tient care, while “Part A” cov­ers hos­pi­tal­iza­tion.

The an­nual out­pa­tient de­ductible will in­crease by $2, to $185 next year. That's the amount for which ben­e­fi­cia­ries are re­spon­si­ble be­fore Medi­care starts pay­ing.

The in­pa­tient de­ductible will in­crease by $24, to $1,364 in 2019.

Just Thurs­day, So­cial Se­cu­rity an­nounced a 2.8 per­cent cost-of-liv­ing ad­just­ment, or COLA, the high­est in seven years. It works out to an es­ti­mated $39 a month for the av­er­age re­tired worker. ASKED

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