August 26, 2020


Webinar


8 Total CPE Credits

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Social Security and Medicare: Planning for You and Your Clients

  • Instructor

    Michael Frost

Learning 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
  • 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

Major Topics

  • 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?
  • When can hiring the spouse increase overall benefits? Why should both spouses qualify for survivor benefits?
  • Disability benefits
  • When to start Social Security benefits: Advantages and disadvantages at ages 62, 66, and 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

CPE Credits Available

8
Total CPE
8
Taxes

Things to Know About This Course

Course Level

  • Basic

Professional Area of Focus

  • Tax

Prerequisites

None

Advanced Preparation

None

Intended Audience

Practitioners who have clients contemplating receipt of Social Security

Provider

Surgent McCoy CPE

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