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2014-03-06 16:20:23

Move continues delivering market-leading retirement benefits while strengthening competitiveness CHICAGO, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today provided advance notice to nonunion employees participating in the company's defined benefit pension plans that they will transition in 2016 to a company-funded defined contribution retirement savings plan. Beginning Jan. 1, 2016, Boeing will make cash contributions each pay period to employees' retirement savings through a new defined...

2014-03-05 04:22:14

Increasing Social Security and Medicare eligibility ages most popular among those already eligible, least popular among those approaching eligibility NEW YORK, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Social security and Medicare are often treated collectively as something of a third rail in politics (though there is admittedly no shortage of those). However, as American life expectancy has increased and as Baby Boomers are now eligible for early retirement and are approaching full retirement benefits...

2014-02-25 23:35:33

Heard & Smith, a national disability law firm that concentrates on the disabled and the injured, is encouraging policy makers, legislators, journalists, media professionals and all others who want an informed opinion on alleged SSD abuse in America to review the just-released findings of the myth-shattering Columbia Business School study entitled “Unemployment Insurance and Disability Insurance in the Great Recession.” San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Heard & Smith, a...

2014-02-25 12:25:47

Brian Vosberg CFP®, ChFC, CLU, EA, wealth manager, shares his unique expertise in new book, uncovering little-known facts about maximizing Social Security Benefits GLENDORA, Calif., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER(TM) Brian Vosberg has just launched a new book designed to give retirees and near-retirees the necessary information to get the most out of social security benefits. As founder and president of Vosberg & Associates (www.VosbergAssociates.com),...

2014-02-24 23:24:18

Number of people waiting in the hearing backlog approaches 1 million; Allsup explains importance of having a representative when filing an SSDI appeal Belleville, IL (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 The line of people waiting to attend a hearing for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits is growing closer to 1 million, highlighting the importance of having a representative when applying for SSDI benefits, according to Allsup. The Belleville, Ill.-based company has helped hundreds...

2014-02-19 23:27:18

The Social Security Administration has announced that 25 health conditions have been added to its Compassionate Allowance Program -- a move that Heard & Smith, a national disability law firm that concentrates on the disabled and the injured, says is definitely headed in the right direction, but that much more work is left to be done. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 The Social Security Administration has announced that 25 health conditions have been added to its Compassionate...

2014-02-18 08:40:01

Free App Now Available in Apple App Store, Android Marketplace, and the Web ST. SIMONS, Ga., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The iMaximize Social Security Calculator helps anyone at or nearing retirement age determine the best strategy to maximize Social Security benefits. There are over 700 unique filing strategies; however, the majority of Americans file early, at a reduced benefit, possibly leaving $100,000's in lifetime income on the table. iMaximize effortlessly calculates the...

2014-02-18 08:30:05

KIRKLAND, Wash., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Long-term care services, which are generally not covered by Medicare or regular health insurance, can be expensive. "Sticker shock keeps many from thinking about it," says Ken Dehn, General Counsel for LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP), one of the nation's most experienced long term care insurance solutions agencies. "The good news is that Uncle Sam and the states want to help," says Dehn. The help, in the form of tax relief, applies...

2014-02-17 23:24:13

Consent Based Social Security Number Verification (CBSV) Better Protects Businesses From Audits and Fines from the IRS and ICE While Reducing Losses and Net Charge-offs of Unauthorized Workers and Applicants Riverside, CA (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 Since implementation of the E-Verify program, most employers feel confident that they are taking adequate precautions with employment background checks to protect themselves from identity fraud and risk. However, USAFact, a leading nationwide...

2014-02-17 23:00:20

Based on the government’s most recent inflation data over the past 12 months, there will be no Cost of Living Adjustment for Social Security payments in 2015. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 More than 62.5 million seniors, as well as recipients of other federal benefits, may be at high risk of not receiving any cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) next year, according to a new forecast from The Senior Citizens League (TSCL), a nonpartisan seniors organization. “Based on the...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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