A few days ago, we learned that our total Social Security payments will be increased in 2018 by about $75.00/month. Today our secondary health insurer informed us that they will be raising our monthly premiums by $30.00 starting in September, 2017. That is four months before our Social Security payments will increase. We will then be paying $200.00/month for Medicare and $280.00/month for our secondary coverage. Our secondary insurer pays very little, but we keep it because we fear for major expensive illnesses. Easy come, easy go.