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OASDI and SSI Program Rates and Limits: 2017

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

Fact sheet which posts rates and limits for various government programs for 2017.  Notable for announcing inflation adjustment for social security benefits which is 0.3% for 2017.  From the Office of Retirement and Disability Policy of the Social Security Administration


OASDI Beneficiaries by State and Zip Codes, 2015

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

Information on the beneficiary population at the state and zip code level.  Presents basic program data on the number and type of beneficiaries and the amount of benefits paid in each state and zip code.  From the Social Security Administration


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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