2019 Social Security & Medicare Facts

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2019 Social Security & Medicare Facts is a one-stop guide for attorneys, CPAs, and retirement and financial planning professionals to advise on tax and policy changes affecting Social Security and Medicare. Organized in a unique and convenient Q&A format, this book helps professionals find exactly what they’re looking for quickly and easily to solve clients’ important planning issues.

2019 Social Security & Medicare Facts is a one-stop guide for attorneys, CPAs, and retirement and financial planning professionals to advise on tax and policy changes affecting Social Security and Medicare. Organized in a unique and convenient Q&A format, this book helps professionals find exactly what they’re looking for quickly and easily to solve clients’ important planning issues.

The 2019 edition has been fully revised, featuring:

  • New question & answer sections on the Windfall Elimination Provisions to the Social Security Act and Government Pension Offset
  • Additional information regarding Delayed Retirement Credits and Self-Employment Insurance
  • Expanded coverage of disability benefits, mother and father’s benefits, spousal and surviving spouse benefits, children’s benefits
  • Updated status of the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act
  • Additional coverage of rights and benefits for same-sex marriages
  • Case studies illustrating real-life scenarios of how maximization of benefits strategies can be applied
  • The effect of “Excess Earnings” on benefits for Social Security recipients
  • 2019 inflation-adjusted numbers for Social Security and COLA increases
  • Significant expansion of coverage of Railroad Retirement benefits and benefits for federal government employees, including new questions relating to FERS and Civil Service Retirement program
  • Additional coverage of Military Retirement including addition of coverage of new Blended Retirement program, military disability pay, and coverage for National Guard and Reservists
  • Expanded coverage of disability benefits for Social Security, military, government, and railroad worker
  • Expanded coverage of Medicare Advantage, as well as Medigap insurance, included the elimination of the popular “Plan F”

Authored by retirement planning and estate planning experts, 2019 Social Security & Medicare Facts is the practical, comprehensive reference you can rely on.

Additional Information
Download Book link https://s3.amazonaws.com/alm-epubs/9781949506228_epub.epub
Publication Date December 13, 2018
ISBN 9781949506211
EISBN 9781949506228
Page Count 760
Author Michael D. Thomas, J.D.
Edition 2019
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SUMMARY TABLE OF CONTENTS

List of Questions............................................................................................................................ xiii

Introduction.................................................................................................................................... lv

PART I: SOCIAL SECURITY

Understanding and Planning for Social Security............................................................... Q 1 – Q 41

Retirement and Disability Benefits............................................................................... Q 42 – Q 190

Coverage.................................................................................................................... Q 191 – Q 211

Filing for Benefits....................................................................................................... Q 212 – Q 229

Benefit Computation................................................................................................. Q 230 – Q 284

Maximization of Benefits........................................................................................... Q 285 – Q 317

Loss oF Benefits Because of “Excess” Earnings............................................................ Q 318 - Q 342

Taxation of Social Security Benefits............................................................................ Q 343 - Q 351

Social Security Taxes.................................................................................................. Q 352 – Q 363

Wages and Self-Employment Income......................................................................... Q 364 – Q 392

Railroad Retirement................................................................................................... Q 393 – Q 439

Benefits for Service Members and Veterans................................................................ Q 440 – Q 531

Benefits for Federal Government Employees.............................................................. Q 532 – Q 591

Case Studies Used in Planning for Social Security Maximization.......................................... Page 345

PART II: MEDICARE

Introduction........................................................................................................... Q 1001 – Q 1017

Part A: Hospital Insurance..................................................................................... Q 1018 – Q 1061

Part B:  Medical Insurance..................................................................................... Q 1062 – Q 1133

Part C: Medicare Advantage.................................................................................... Q1134 – Q 1167

Part D: Prescription Drug Insurance...................................................................... Q 1168 – Q 1174

Medigap Insurance................................................................................................. Q 1175 – Q 1190

How to Submit Claims and Appeals....................................................................... Q 1191 – Q 1207

Medicaid................................................................................................................ Q 1208 – Q 1245

APPENDICES

Appendix A: Social Security Tables....................................................................................... Page 601

Appendix B: Federal Employee Tables.................................................................................. Page 627

Appendix C: Service Members and Veterans Tables............................................................. Page 639

Appendix D: Medicare Tables.............................................................................................. Page 647

Appendix E: What Medicare Does Not Cover...................................................................... Page 649

Appendix F: Example of Medicare Benefits.......................................................................... Page 651

Appendix G: Medicare Administrative Contractors As Of April 1, 2016.............................. Page 653

Appendix H: Medicare Quality Innovation Network (QIN) Quality

            Improvement Organizations (QIOS)........................................................................ Page 655

Appendix I: Medicare Beneficiary and Family-Centered Care Quality Improvement

            Organizations (QIOs)............................................................................................... Page 657

Appendix J: Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Medicare Administrative

            Contractor (MAC) Jurisdictions............................................................................... Page 659

Appendix K: Insurance Counseling – General Information.................................................. Page 663

Appendix L: State Agencies on Aging................................................................................... Page 667

Appendix M: Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services....................................................... Page 673

Index    ................................................................................................................................. Page 679

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