Social Security & Health Care Reform

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Social Security Resource Center
When you begin taking Social Security benefits also greatly affects the size of your benefit.
Social Security Retirement Benefit Basics - Social Security benefits are a major source of retirement income for most people. Your Social Security retirement benefit is based on the number of years you've been working and the amount you've earned. When you begin taking Social Security benefits also greatly affects the size of your benefit.
 
Social Security: What Should You Do At Age 62 - Is 62 your lucky number? If you're eligible, that's the earliest age you can start receiving Social Security retirement benefits. If you decide to start collecting benefits before your full retirement age, you'll have company. Although collecting early retirement benefits makes sense for some people, there's a major drawback to consider: if you start collecting benefits early, your monthly retirement benefit will be permanently reduced.
 
Four Things Women Need To Know About Social Security - Ever since a legal secretary named Ida May Fuller received the first retirement benefit check in 1940, women have been counting on Social Security to provide much-needed retirement income. Social Security provides other important benefits too, including disability and survivor's benefits, that can help women of all ages and their family members.
 
How Secure Is Social Security - If you're retired or close to retiring, then you've probably got nothing to worry about--your Social Security benefits will likely be paid to you in the amount you've planned on (at least that's what most of the politicians say). But what about the rest of us?
 
Health-Care Reform Resource Center
Signed into law in 2010, The Affordable Care Act makes sweeping changes to our health-care system. In general, the legislation mandates that most individuals have minimum health insurance or face a possible tax. And while employers are not required to offer health insurance to their employees, those electing not to offer coverage may face a penalty. How does the health-care reform law affect you? If you have health insurance, can you keep it? If you’re a small business owner, do you have to offer insurance to your employees or face a penalty? How does the law affect seniors and Medicare? These are just some of the topics that our Health-Care Reform Resource Center explores.
 
Health-Care Reform - Insurance Market Places - The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) established Health Insurance Marketplaces fo rindividuals, and Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplaces for small employers. The general purpose of these Marketplaces is to provide a single resource for consumers and small businesses to compare health plans, get answers to questions, and enroll in a health plan that is both cost effective and meets their health-care needs. Marketplaces are not issuers of health insurance.
 
Health-Care Reform - Replacing Myths With Facts - The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed in 2010 is incredibly broad in scope, so it's probably not surprising that there's a good deal of confusion about it, and a number of inaccurate and misleading claims that have been circulated. Here's some information to help separate fact from fiction.
 
Health-Care Reform - Tax Changes for Individuals - The health-care reform legislation signed into law in 2010 contained a number of tax changes. Some of these changes took effect immediately; others have only recently become effective. Here are some of the changes worth noting...
 
Health-Care Reform - Changes Affecting Employers - The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is in many ways little more than a framework for change. Regulation and guidance is ongoing, and will ultimately shape this initiative. The following is a brief overview of some of the ACA provisions that employers should be aware of.
 
Health-Care Reform - Changes Affecting Seniors - The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), enacted in 2010, contains some provisions that directly affect our nation's elder population. If you're a retiree or a senior, you may be concerned about how these reforms may affect your access to health care and insurance benefits. The following is an overview of health-care reform legislation provisions you should be aware of.
 
High-Income Individuals Face New Medicare-Related Taxes - The health-care reform legislation enacted in 2010 included new Medicare-related taxes that first took effect in 2013. These new taxes target high-income individuals and families. Here are the basics...