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School of Social Security & Medicare

Social Security – One System, Two Funds, Three Insurance Protections

Social Security – One System, Two Funds, Three Insurance Protections Did you know…? Social Security is one system. It consists of two funds that provide three forms of insurance. Its disability, retirement, and survivors protections work together to cover many of the economic risk families face…

Medicare Recipients – Government Replacing SSN with Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBI)

Ever wonder why the government tells you not to carry your Social  Security card, cautions you to protect your SSN, but then uses it on your Medicare card that you need to carry with you?  Well, finally the government is…

Social Security Administration to Stop Mailing Statements to Workers under Age 60

In September 2014, the Social Security Administration (SSA) began mailing statements to people ages 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, and 60 and over, who weren’t already receiving benefits. Beginning January 9, 2017, the SSA will only mail statements…

2017 Social Security Cost of Living

On Tuesday, October 18th, the Social Security Administration officially announced a nominal increase of 0.3% for Social Security recipients in 2017. This is good news since earlier this year no increase for 2017 was anticipated. However, for many Social Security…

SSA Provides Insights on How to Protect Your SS Number from Identity Theft

Everyone with a Social Security number should read this article on how to protect it from identity theft and what to do if you suspect your Social Security number has been compromised. Click Here for Full Article  

How Income Affects Your Medicare Premiums

In mid-to-late October each year the federal government announces the cost for Medicare premiums for the coming year. The amount of premium you pay is based on your income tax return from two years ago. Taxpayers with a modified adjusted gross income…

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