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Earnings and Employment Data for Workers Covered under Social Security and Medicare, by State and County, 2013

Categories: Income/Poverty,Medicare/Medicaid,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Taxes

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/eedata_sc/2013/eedata_sc13.pdf

Shows by sex and age the number of employees and self-employed persons, the amount of their taxable earnings, and the amount they paid in Social Security and Medicare contributions.  From the Social Security Administration

 

401(K) Plans: DOL Could Take Steps to Improve Retirement Income Options for Plan Participants

Categories: Elderly,Income/Poverty,Retirement/Social Security

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/678924.pdf

Finds that many 401(k) plan sponsors do not offer annuities or other plans for helping participants make their savings last for a long retirement.  This report examines what is known about lifetime income options in 401(k) plans, barriers to their inclusion in plans, and alternatives for participants who don’t choose a lifetime income option.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Savings Arrangements Established by States for Non-Governmental Employees

Categories: Federal State Relations,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Retirement/Social Security

https://www.dol.gov/sites/default/files/ebsa/temporary-postings/savings-arrangements-final-rule.pdf

Text of final rule that assists states in creating payroll-deduction IRA plans for workers in the private sector who don’t have access to an employer-provided savings arrangement. The rule provides guidance by providing a safe harbor from preemption of state laws by ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act).  The rule becomes effective in 60 days after publication in the Federal Register.  From the Employee Benefits Security Administration of the Department of Labor

 

Fast Facts and Figures about Social Security, 2016

Categories: Disability,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/chartbooks/fast_facts/2016/fast_facts16.pdf

Answers the most frequently asked questions about the Social Security programs and highlights basic program statistics for the retirement, survivors, disability, and Supplemental Security Income programs.  From the Social Security Administration

 

 

OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County, 2015

Categories: Disability,Elderly,Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/oasdi_sc/2015/oasdi_sc15.pdf

Annual publication which provides data on the Social Security population at the local level.  Presents statistics on the number and type of beneficiaries and the amount of benefits paid in each state and county.  Also shows the number of men and women aged 65 or older receiving benefits.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Options to Improve the Financial Condition of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s Multiemployer Program

Categories: Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51536-PBGC.pdf

Examines the financial problems facing the government-owned corporation responsible for insuring the benefits of 41 million people who have defined benefit plans with private employers.  Plans offered by groups of employers face severe funding shortfalls.  This report includes suggestions to lawmakers on how to improve the finances of the program.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Employee Benefits in the United States, March 2016

Categories: Health Insurance,Labor/Employment,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/ebs2.pdf

Provides a picture of the percentage of employees in the public and private sectors who participate in medical care, retirement, and life insurance benefits.   Also provides information for types of occupations and regions of country.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

The 2016 Long-Term Budget Outlook

Categories: Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Taxes

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51580-LTBO.pdf

Estimates that if current laws remain unchanged, the U.S. would face steadily increasing budget deficits and debt over the next 30 years, reaching the highest level of debt relative to GDP ever experienced in this country.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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