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Social Security/Medicare Category

Millions of baby boomers are set to retire in the next 20 years, and most will rely on Social Security as an important source of retirement income. As they approach retirement, Americans want to understand how Social Security works. How much will they receive from Social Security? When should they begin receiving retirement benefits? What challenges is the Social Security system facing?

These are some of the topics that our Social Security Resource Center explores.

  • Medicare and Your Employer Health Plan

      If you plan to continue working after you reach age 65, you may be wondering how Medicare coordinates with your employer’s group health plan. When you’re eligible for both types of coverage, you’ll need to consider the benefits and costs, and navigate an array of rules. How does Medicare work with your group health […]

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  • Evaluating Your Medicare Options – Shobe Insights: Q3 2016

    As Told By Edward Shobe, CFP®, CLU®: My wife and I originally had a Medicare Advantage plan, which we purchased after meeting with an insurance consultant. This plan was wonderful until we discovered there was no coverage when I was referred to a doctor outside of my network. We learned that my original plan was not […]

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  • Taxes, Retirement, and Timing Social Security

    The advantages of tax deferral are often emphasized when it comes to saving for retirement. So it might seem like a good idea to hold off on taking taxable distributions from retirement plans for as long as possible. (Note: Required minimum distributions from non-Roth IRAs and qualified retirement plans must generally start at age 70½.) […]

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