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2021 Social Security & Medicare Facts

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Social Security & Medicare Facts is a one-stop guide for attorneys, CPAs, and retirement & financial planning professionals for advising on tax and policy changes affecting Social Security and Medicare.

Help your clients maximize their Social Security & Medicare benefits! Social Security & Medicare Facts is a one-stop guide for attorneys, CPAs, and retirement and financial planning professionals for advising on tax and policy changes affecting Social Security and Medicare. Organized in a unique and convenient question and answer format, this book helps professionals find exactly what they’re looking for quickly and easily to solve clients’ important planning issues in a timely manner.

This resource features: 

  • Almost 1,300 easy-to-read questions and answers that comprehensively cover all aspects of Social Security & Medicare
  • Effects of other types of income on Social Security benefits
  • How to incorporate Social Security and Medicare benefits into planning techniques
  • Social Security filing and tax requirements
  • Explanations of Medicare coverage details
  • Filing and timing requirements for Medicare coverage
  • Integration of Medicare Advantage plans
  • Information regarding Medicare claims and appeals process
  • Information regarding Medigap insurance coverage
  • And more!

New in the 2021 Edition:

  • New questions & answers on changes related to the CARES Act
  • New questions & answers with COVID-19 related changes
  • New coverage of totalization agreements for workers with international ties
  • Enhanced coverage of the impact of divorce and remarriage on Social Security eligibility and benefits  
  • New questions & answers on benefits for those under civil commitment orders
  • Additional coverage of methods for curing overpayments
  • Expanded coverage of disability benefits for Social Security, military, government, and railroad workers
  • Additional coverage of military retirement including expansion of coverage of the new Blended Retirement program, military disability pay, and coverage for National Guard and Reservists
  • 2021 inflation-adjusted numbers for Social Security and COLA increases

Topics Covered:

  • Determining retirement & disability benefits
  • Filing for benefits
  • Totalization agreements for workers with international ties
  • Benefits under civil commitment orders
  • Loss of Social Security benefits due to “excess” retirement earnings
  • Social Security tax requirements
  • Railroad Retirement benefits
  • 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
  • Medigap insurance
  • Medicaid coverage and eligibility
  • How to submit Medicare claims and file appeals
  • Taxation of Social Security benefits
  • Wages & self-employment income
  • Benefits for service members & veterans
  • And More! See the “Table of Contents” section for a full list of topics

 

Additional Information
SKU 3160021
Publication Date December 14, 2020
ISBN 978-1-949506-61-7
Page Count 912
Author Michael D. Thomas, J.D.
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