School of Social Security & Medicare

The School of Social Security & Medicare, presented by Meld University, conducts classes and publishes articles to help you stay up to date on topics related to government supported retirement benefits.

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The Biggest Social Security Mistakes

School of Social Security & Medicare

Social Security is a key component of most Americans’ retirement plan. Avoid these common mistakes that can reduce your benefits.

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2022 Medicare Premiums, Deductibles and Coinsurance Announced

School of Social Security & Medicare

CMS recently announced that Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance will increase in 2022.

2022 Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment [COLA]
Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment [COLA] for 2022

School of Social Security & Medicare

The Social Security Administration announced the Cost-of-Living Adjustment for 2022. Learn how this change could impact your finances.

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Are Social Security Benefits Taxed?

School of Social Security & Medicare

Around half of retirees pay tax on Social Security payments, but the rules around taxation of these benefits is somewhat complex.

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Avoid These 7 Common Medicare Mistakes

School of Social Security & Medicare

Medicare funds most of the medical care for retirees. Avoid these mistakes which can lead to higher costs and inadequate coverage.

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Social Security Windfall Elimination Provision & Government Pension Offset

School of Social Security & Medicare

The Social Security Windfall Elimination Provision [WEP] and Government Pension Offset [GPO] rules can impact your retirement plan.

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When am I Eligible for Medicare Benefits?

School of Social Security & Medicare

Medicare eligibility is tricky, but it has become even more complicated for those taking time off work due to the pandemic.

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COVID-19 Pandemic: Impact on Social Security

School of Social Security & Medicare

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing everything, including Social Security. Patricia L. Burris, CFP® discusses these impacts, so you know what to expect.

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2021 Medicare Premiums, Deductibles and Coinsurance Announced

School of Social Security & Medicare

Medicare Premiums, Deductibles and Coinsurance changes for 2021 were recently announced. Here’s what you need to know.