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Social Security, Medicare & Prescription Drug Benefits (LIVEBROADCAST)

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Overview

Social Security seems poised for changes in benefits and eligibility age. The leading edge of the baby boomer generation has already reached retirement age. Financial and tax planners can expect increased demand for strategies that dovetail Social Security with other retirement- and estate-planning objectives. This course provides tax and financial planning professionals with both the background information on the Social Security system and the strategies clients will need in dealing with Social Security, and the myriad of all the other related retirement planning issues.

Prerequisites

None

Objectives

  • Identify who is entitled to retirement benefits and in what amounts Identify factors to consider in determining when to take benefits Discuss taxation of Social Security benefits and how this impacts other income tax planning Identify and describe the potential effects of retirement and estate planning strategies and tactics that can enhance overall retirement and estate benefits by changing the "who" and "when" of the receipt of Social Security benefit payments Explain Medicare and the prescription drug provision; describe the basic supplementary insurance plans that are available to fill in the gaps in basic Medicare coverage

Highlights

  • Legislative developments A full chapter devoted to determining the best planning options for maximizing joint Social Security benefits Retirement benefits: Amount of benefits in various circumstances; how the amounts are distributed within the family unit Qualification: Has the client retired? How business entities may be used for Social Security advantage Income taxation of Social Security: avoidance tactics Spousal benefits: Should a spouse return to work? What benefits does a spouse have and when and how do they relate to benefits decisions by the client? Hiring the spouse: When is it effective? Disability benefits Social Security advantages & disadvantages at ages 62, 66, 70 Coordinating benefits: Should you take Social Security first and higher-balance IRA distributions later, or take IRA balances first and enhanced Social Security benefits later? Pensions: Distribution strategies; how to use the minimum distribution rules in concert with Social Security benefits IRAs: Is it time to convert to a Roth? Medicare, Part D prescription drugs: what retirees need to know

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Event Code:

SSRB1219

8 CPE Credits
Tax: 8 Credits

Registration

Member Price:
$339
Non-member Price:
$439
    Register by December 5th for Early Bird Pricing.

    Registration is open through 12/18.

    Wednesday, December 19th

    8:00am to 4:00pm
    (Check-In 7:30am)

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    Gratzer Education Center

    1735 Alliant Ave.
    Louisville, KY 40299

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    Instructor

    Edward Harter