Webcast: Key Issues that Practitioners Need to Know About Medicare (XSMEDC17)
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When the first cohort of Baby Boomers turned age 65 several years ago, tax advisors began to be bombarded with questions concerning all facets of Medicare. How does Medicare work? How do I apply? How much does it cost? Is Medicare optional or required? This program provides a basic introduction to the Medicare program and covers many of the areas of the Medicare program that clients are most interested in. If you, or some of your clients, have questions relating to Medicare, this program is a mu

 Export to Your Calendar 8/24/2017
When: 08/24/2017
12:00 PM until 2:00 PM
Where: Webcast
SURGENT
MEDC-2017-01-WEBNR-236-47
United States
Presenter: Mike Tucker, Ph.D., LL.M., J.D., CPA


Online registration is available until: 8/22/2017
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Acronym XSMEDC17
CPE 2 hours
Vendor Surgent
Category
Taxation
Level Basic
Prerequisite An understanding of the tax rules relating to individual income tax
Adv Prep None
Yellow Book? No
Designed for Tax practitioners who currently advise or who anticipate advising clients with respect to Medicare enrollment and/or Medicare coverage issues
Registration
Member $89
CPA Non-Member $114

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Course Description

When the first cohort of Baby Boomers turned age 65 several years ago, tax advisors began to be bombarded with questions concerning all facets of Medicare. How does Medicare work? How do I apply? How much does it cost? Is Medicare optional or required? This program provides a basic introduction to the Medicare program and covers many of the areas of the Medicare program that clients are most interested in. If you, or some of your clients, have questions relating to Medicare, this program is a must for you.

Objectives

  • Understand who is eligible for Medicare
  • Determine whether an individual will have to pay a surtax for Medicare Part B and Part D coverage
  • Ascertain whether private or spousal insurance options are preferable to Medicare

Topics

  • Eligibility for Medicare
  • How to apply for  Medicare
  • Introduction to Parts A, B, C, and D of Medicare
  • Payments for Parts B and D of Medicare: the higher costs imposed on higher income beneficiaries
  • Late enrollment penalties
  • Medicare Advantage in lieu of original Medicare
  • The Affordable Care Act’s impact on Medicare
  • Current and late breaking legislative and regulatory developments