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Facts You Should Know About Enrolling In Medicare Part A & B

By: Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Understanding Medicare isn’t as difficult as you might think. It’s a benefit most working Americans can count on. Here are some facts you might not know about the program. Can I still get Medicare at 65? Yes, you’re eligible for Medicare starting at 65, no matter what year you were born. If you or your spouse worked … Continue reading Facts You Should Know About Enrolling In Medicare Part A & B

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Michigan Residents Can Replace Their Social Security Card Online

By: Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Need to replace your lost or misplaced Social Security card? If you live in Michigan, our online application makes getting a replacement card easier than ever. There’s no need to sit in traffic or visit a local office. As long as you’re only requesting a replacement card, and no other changes, you can use our free online … Continue reading Michigan Residents Can Replace Their Social Security Card Online

FedEx to Shift $6 Billion in Pension Obligations to MetLife

Via American Journal of Transportation, By Mary Schlangenstein and Katherine Chiglinsky FedEx Corp. is transferring $6 billion in U.S. pension obligations to MetLife Inc. to reduce administrative costs. The deal covers the pension benefits of 41,000 retirees and beneficiaries who currently receive a monthly payout and meet certain conditions, the courier said in a statement Tuesday. FedEx, which said it would take a non-cash charge related … Continue reading FedEx to Shift $6 Billion in Pension Obligations to MetLife

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Receive Social Security Benefits? Keep Your Address Up-To-Date With My Social Security

By: Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Keeping your address up to date with a my Social Security account helps us mail your important documents to the correct place. If you receive benefits, you can use my Social Security to update your address. If you’ve moved recently, updating your information sooner rather than later will help us deliver important documents to you, including: Your … Continue reading Receive Social Security Benefits? Keep Your Address Up-To-Date With My Social Security

Checklist for Your Social Security Annual Check-up

By: Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Say “annual checkup” and most people imagine waiting at the doctor’s office. There’s another type of checkup that can give you a sense of wellness without even leaving home. Visit http://www.socialsecurity.gov and follow these five steps to conduct your own Social Security annual checkup. Your Social Security Statement is available online anytime to everyone who has a … Continue reading Checklist for Your Social Security Annual Check-up

City, unions agree to cut pension costs

Via Times Herald By Jackie Smith New contracts with several Port Huron unions are expected to save the city $1.1 million in retirement costs a year. Port Huron City Council members approved new three-year collective bargaining agreements with four unions and potential adjustments for non-union employees during Monday’s regular meeting. After, City Manager James Freed said the changes affect about 220 employees and will help reduce … Continue reading City, unions agree to cut pension costs

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5 More Facts You Might Not Know About Social Security

By: Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist What kind of questions do you and your friends ask about Social Security? When do my benefits arrive? What are Social Security work credits, and do they have anything to do with the way my benefits are figured? Will I be automatically enrolled in Medicare? Read on to find the answers to these questions. Social Security benefits … Continue reading 5 More Facts You Might Not Know About Social Security