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Our Social Security system provides retirement, disability, and survivor benefits to millions of Americans. The long-term future of Social Security and Medicare is uncertain, triggering concerns for many workers who are now paying into the system. Attend this course to learn about FICA, the Medicare tax, and more. You will cover real-world situations and use the tools provided to advise your clients to make optimal decisions when it comes to Social Security and Medicare.

Objectives

When you complete this course you will be able to:

  • Recall the role of the Social Security Administration and how FICA applies to the funding of Social Security, and Medicare benefits.
  • Identify the benefit eligibility issues.
  • Determine Social Security benefits and the implications retirement age has on those benefits.
  • Identify what types of Social Security survivor benefits are available.
  • Identify the disability income benefits and the multiple factors that can impact those benefits.
  • Identify coverages and costs associated with Medicare and what it does not cover.

Highlights

  • What Medicare will and will not do
  • Managing Medicare gaps
  • Analyzing the wide menu of Social Security benefits
  • Social Security benefits for workers and families: retirement, survivor, disability, and death benefit
  • Tax impact of social security premiums and benefits
  • Impact of the 3.8% Medicare surtax on investment income
  • Recent changes to the Medicare law

Who Will Benefit

CPAs, professional accountants, and financial advisers

Credits

Category Amount
Tax 4.00

Leaders

  • David R. Peters

    David R. Peters, CPA, CFP, CPCU, MST, MBA is an independent tax preparer for Peters Tax Preparation & Consulting, and a financial advisor and outside representative for Carroll Financial Associates. He has over fourteen years of experience in financial services, including three years in the hedge fund industry and six years in the insurance industry. David was the first-ever Chief Financial Officer of Compare.com, an insurance price comparison company - a position he held for over three years. He was also instrumental in the early success of Elephant Auto Insurance, a six state auto insurance carrier, located in Glen Allen, VA. He holds four masters degrees, and is currently pursuing his PhD in Financial Planning. He regularly teaches courses in accounting, finance, insurance, financial planning, and ethics in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. He is an Adjunct Professor in Finance and Accounting at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, and teaches regularly for Kaplan Test Preparation. He contributes regularly to various CPA publications, including NCACPA’s Interim Report, SCACPA’s CPA Report, and VSCPA’s Disclosures.

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