Railroad Medicare

Is railroad medicare the same as regular medicare?

CMS is the agency in charge of the Medicare program. The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) enrolls railroad retirement beneficiaries in the program, deducts Medicare premiums from monthly benefit payments, and assists in certain other ways.

Does Rail Road Medicare Cover Genetic Testing?

Based on independent research the answer is YES if your provider requests it for early prevention or based on medicare need. Prescription is needed. Start the conversation to see if you qualify for an in-home test kit to be mailed to you. CLICK HERE for FREE QUALIFICATION

Free Qualification Service

Looking for answers for questions like:

(based on 2022 info collected from public sites)

What is the maximum railroad retirement benefit?

The maximum amount of regular railroad retirement taxes that an employee earning $142,800 can pay in 2021 is $16,128, compared to $10,924.20 under social security.

At what age can a spouse collect railroad retirement?

Full retirement age for a spouse is gradually rising to age 67, just as for an employee, depending on the year of birth. Reduced benefits are still payable at age 62, but the maximum reduction will be 35 percent rather than 25 percent by the year 2022.

Railroad retirement spouse benefits?

How does a railroad retirement spouse annuity compare to a social security spouse benefit? The average annuity awarded to spouses in fiscal year 2020, excluding divorced spouses, was $1,130 a month, while the average monthly social security spouse benefit was about $744.

Does Railway Medicare cover Cancer Genetic Testing?

We have found that Genetic testing is available if requested by a prescription from your primary care provider in most cases. START THE CONVERSATION WITH YOUR DOCTOR visit the site below

Genetic Testing for Cancer Predisposition

Railroad PTAN Lookup Number Login

If you are looking for your PTAN go here>> https://www4.palmettogba.com/ecx_rrPtanStatusv2/

What do you want to do? Enter these provider identification elements:
Look up an existing Railroad Medicare PTAN
for an individual provider or supplier
(physician, non-physician practitioner,
ambulance, laboratory, ambulatory surgical
center, etc.)
 PTAN assigned to the individual provider by the
local Part B MAC
 Individual NPI
 Last 5-digits of Tax Identification Number (TIN)
Look up an existing Railroad Medicare PTAN
for a group/practice
 PTAN assigned to the group/practice by the local
Part B MAC
 Group/practice NPI
 Last 5-digits of Tax Identification Number (TIN)
Request a new Railroad Medicare PTAN for an
individual provider (physician, non-physician
practitioner, ambulance, laboratory,
ambulatory surgical center, etc.)
 PTAN assigned to the individual provider by the
local Part B MAC
 Individual NPI
 Last 5-digits of Tax Identification Number (TIN)
Request a new Railroad Medicare PTAN for a
group
Please do not attempt to request a new Railroad
Medicare PTAN for a group/practice. A group PTAN
will be created when an individual PTAN is assigned
to the first group member.

Related RR Benefit Resources:

  • South Shore Line
  • BNSF Railway
  • OIV
  • COVINA
  • Kansas City Southern

Predisposition Genetic Testing

Genetic Testing for Cancer can be available through your medicare benefits if required by your provider in most cases.

Social Security Disability

SSDI is not the same as Railroad Medicare

Leave a comment