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Some retirees face big Medicare changes in 2015 Medicare beneficiaries are likely to look for alternative coverage or face higher costs if they keep their current policies as a result of recent changes in Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription-drug plans, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. The Medicare Advantage market will remain strong as nearly 320,000 enrollees are expected to get a different Advantage plan or traditional Medicare for next year, according to a paper issued by the foundation. The average monthly premium for Medicare Part D plan will increase 4% to $38.83 next year, with enrollees in 60% of top stand-alone plans facing double-digit increases in premium, according to another paper from the foundation.  --MarketWatch

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