The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) released a booklet on how Medicare effects railroad workers. The booklet is issued for general information and does not cover certain limitations, exceptions and special cases.
The Medicare program covers railroad workers just like workers under social security. Railroad retirement payroll taxes include a Medicare hospital insurance tax just like social security payroll taxes.
Though you’re paying into the Medicare program during your working years, and will probably rely on its services in the future, you may not know what benefits the program offers. The basic information in this publication provides an overview of the Medicare program.
Click here to read the booklet.