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2015 Social Security & Medicare Facts

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The constantly changing regulatory and legislative environment, coupled with millions of Baby Boomers reaching retirement age, means that retirement planning needs have increased dramatically and retirement planning has become even more complex.  And Social Security and Medicare are important components of a retirement plan. 

The greatly enhanced 2015 Social Security & Medicare Facts will help you easily facilitate many important retirement planning decisions for your clients and guide them to the appropriate retirement strategies.

2015 Social Security & Medicare Facts

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This essential resource delivers completely up-to-date answers to over 500 Social Security & Medicare questions — all in a convenient Q & A format, fully indexed and filled with time-saving charts and tables:

The 2015 Edition includes updated coverage of:
• Retirement & disability benefits
• Filing for benefits
• Loss of Social Security benefits due to “excess” retirement earnings
• Social Security taxes
• Railroad retirement
• Benefits for federal government employees
• Medicare Part A, Hospital Insurance
• Medicare Part B, Medical Insurance
• Medicare Part C, Medicare Advantage
• Medicare Part D, Prescription Drug Insurance
• How to submit Medicare claims as well as filing appeals
• Social Security coverage
• Benefit computation
• Taxation of Social Security benefits
• Wages & self-employment income
• Benefits for service members & veterans
• And much more

Highlights of the 2015 Edition:
• Case studies illustrating over three dozen real-life strategies used to ensure that your clients get the opportunity to analyze, review and choose different strategies that work best for them for maximizing Social Security benefits
• Over 30 new Q&As and significant new content regarding:
­ - Retirement and benefits eligibility
­ - Benefits computation and maximization
­ - Annual earnings test
­ - Delayed retirement credits
­ - Spousal benefits
­ - Survivor’s benefits
­ - Children’s benefits
­ - Public employees—Windfall Elimination Provision/Government Pension Offset
­ - Disability benefits
­ - Taxation of benefits/repayment of benefits
• Discussion of the “File and Suspend” and “Restricted Application” techniques
• Updated 2015 numbers regarding the Earnings Base and Cost of Living Adjustments
• Discussion of same-sex marriage and its effects on Social Security and Medicare benefits

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Dec 17, 2014
Joseph F. Stenken, J.D., CLU®, ChFC®