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Agent Survival Guide Podcast | Optimize Client Acquisition by Becoming a Registered Social Security Analyst

Published: February 28, 2024

RSSA’s Director of Strategic Partnerships, Thomas Drapala, was a guest on the Agent Survival Guide hosted by Sarah J. Rueppel and Ritter Insurance Marketing. Sarah and Tom sit down to discuss how the Registered Social Security Analyst (RSSA®) certification works and why it’s a great move for agents selling health insurance. Agents can combine the power of Social Security knowledge with their Medicare expertise and watch their insurance business flourish.

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Press Release | NARSSA Launches RSSA Roadmap Social Security Tax Calculator

Published: February 20, 2024

NARSSA proudly unveils the RSSA Roadmap Social Security Tax Calculator, a valuable addition to the RSSA eLearning and software platform. Specifically engineered to enhance the Social Security planning process, this tool provides future retirees with a method to calculate the tax implications of their Social Security benefits.

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Go Banking Rates | Social Security: 7 Things The Government Must Do to Protect Benefits

Published: February 19, 2024

Martha Shedden, president and co-founder at the National Association of Registered Social Security Analysts also thinks the maximum tax earnings limit should be adjusted. “Raise or eliminate the maximum taxable earnings limit (currently $168,600) either with or without an increase in benefits for those high earners,” Shedden said…

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The Wall Street Journal | Do You Get Social Security Payments in a Government Shutdown?

Published: November 14, 2023

“A potential government shutdown is looming once again, and unless Congress can agree on a funding bill by Friday’s end, a range of government functions will cease. Federal employees would be furloughed. Small Business Administration loans would stop. Students wouldn’t even be able to get federal grants for college. Social Security benefits, on the other hand, would continue to be paid out. “The Social Security Administration is considered an essential service, so there won’t be a delay in checks for Social Security,” says Martha Shedden, president and co-founder of the National Association of Registered Social Security Analysts, a nationwide, for-profit educational organization for Social Security advisors.”

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Press Release | RSSA Unveils Advanced Fintech Platform Capable of Precise Social Security Retirement Planning with Live Support

Published: November 7, 2023

The National Association of Registered Social Security Analysts® announced today its new fintech platform, RSSA Roadmap™, which is a proprietary fintech platform designed to provide consumers and retirement professionals with precise Social Security retirement planning as well as access to a first-of-its-kind nationwide “call center” staffed by trained experts in Social Security.RSSA Roadmap is the first and only cloud based, advisory supported Social Security optimization planning solution that makes it easy for individuals to visualize all their available claiming options by using the proprietary RSSA Heatmap™ and to get expert help when they have questions.

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ThinkAdvisor | 7 Benefit Adjustments That Could Help Save Social Security

Published: November 3, 2023

“Americans who fear for the future of the Social Security program have a number of good reasons to do so, starting with the simple fact that the primary trust fund used to pay retirement benefits is set to become depleted as soon as 2033. However, as stressed by Social Security experts including Marcia Mantell and Martha Shedden, there are also reasons for a measure of tranquility, including the realization that the Social Security program isn’t actually going “bankrupt,” as media reports and pundits commonly suggest.”

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