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Webcast: Social Security and Medicare: Maximizing Retirement Benefits (WBCL4SSM316)
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When: 06/25/2016
8:00 AM until 11:30 AM
Where: Webcast
United States
Presenter: William F. (Bill) Taylor, CPA

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Acronym WBCL4SSM316
CPE 4 hours
Vendor AICPA
Level Intermediate
Prerequisite Basic knowledge of Social Security and Medicare
Who should attend CPAs, professional accountants, and financial advisors
Members $159
CPA Non-Members $199

The Member rate applies to LCPA members, reciprocal state society members, and non-CPA staff of LCPA members. To register online, use the ‘Register’ button above. To register by phone, call the LCPA Member Service Center at 800.288.5272 or 504.464.1040, Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.


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.


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.


  • 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 new 3.8% Medicare surtax on investment income

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