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Social Security Changes Based on Life Expectancy

Social-Security-AdministrationThere are changes in Social Security. This affects everyone who is approaching retirement age.

Update:  Want to learn more on the latest from the Social Security Administration, see https://ssa.gov/planners/lifeexpectancy.html

Back on July 29, 2013 the Ways & Means Committee released bipartisan proposals which it stated were necessary to strengthen and protect Social Security. In an effort to engage stakeholders in a dialogue on the potential legislative solutions, the Committee is soliciting feedback. Such changes would include the controversial “chained consumer price index (CPI)”option, see Article 2141 and Article 2140.

Without action addressing the fiscal and structural challenges facing the entitlement programs, the Committee notes that Medicare will be bankrupt by 2026 and seniors will experience a 23% cut to their Social Security benefits in 2033.

As part of a bipartisan hearing series on entitlement reforms announced in April, the Committee is reviewing a variety of proposals to protect and preserve Medicare and Social Security that have been identified by President Obama, either in his budget or in other recommendations to Congress, as well as bipartisan ideas for entitlement reform from the President’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (the “Simpson-Bowles Commission”) and the Bipartisan Policy Center Debt Reduction Task Force (“Domenici-Rivlin Task Force”).

Source:  https://cs.thomsonreuters.com/

Baby Boomers are retiring earlier & healthier

A newsletter article by Kathryn Zdan, EA, and Managing Editor at Spidell’s, states that Boomers are retiring earlier than anticipated, but that there is a top concern about long-term care costs. Her summary is based in a survey released by the Metlife Mature Market Institute providing some interesting statistics related to how the oldest group of Baby Boomers (those born in 1946) is handling retirement. 

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