2022 Guide to Social Security

Provide reliable guidance to help your employees plan their future retirement

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Planning for retirement can be a stressful time for employees. As employers find new ways to demonstrate their value proposition and employer brand, it’s more important than ever to be a source of trusted information.

Because Social Security is only about 40% of an average retiree’s income, it needs to be supplemented with employer-sponsored retirement programs, personal investments, and savings. What better way to start the conversation around how all of these things can work together? They may be retiring soon, but they’re still a great source for referrals. Take care of them.

Now in its 50th edition, this easy-to-understand [[SurveyName]] provides clear and accurate information on Social Security guidelines, covering retirement, disability, and survivor benefits. Some of the most common questions answered in the booklet, include:


  • What are the Social Security changes for 2022?
  • What is the full retirement age?
  • How do I apply for benefits?
  • How does the earnings limit reduce my benefit if I retire early?
  • How much more will I get if I delay retirement?

Your employees and clients are paying into Social Security today, and it will be a significant source of income for tomorrow. This guide will help them understand what to do and when to do it as they plan for their retirement.

Are you ready to help deliver all the Social Security benefits information people need for their retirement?

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Whether you’re an HR manager looking to help your employees prepare for their upcoming retirement or promoting products for your financial institution, this one-of-a-kind booklet can add value to your communication and marketing strategy.

Key benefits of using the “Guide”

HR and Benefits Teams: Use as a valuable employee relations tool

  • Use these trusted resources in educational workshops and retirement kits.
  • Give out practical Social Security explanations to plan a secure retirement.
  • Explain the need to supplement Social Security with employer-provided investment and retirement plans.
  • Remind employees that Social Security also provides benefits for their families.
  • Receive appreciation from retirees by giving them updated information.

Insurance and Financial Organizations: Use as a valuable marketing tool

  • Use in direct-mail campaigns to gain new clients or as a giveaway item at seminars, trade shows, or one-to-one meetings to show your investment options.
  • Show the need to complement Social Security — which is only about 50% of an average retiree’s income — with your investment products and services.
  • Keep in touch and cross-sell new products to your current clients when you mail them the Guide.
  • Imprint your name on the cover so it is a reminder of your products and services.

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Order your copies of the Guide today to receive your free, one-year subscription to Social Security and Medicare News, the quarterly newsletter. Each issue is emailed to you giving you key information to stay current on hot topics and developments in these programs.

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This trusted, 64-page booklet is your easy-to-use resource that includes the 2022 changes, over 25 examples, estimated monthly benefit tables, eligibility rules, and much more.

Topics Covered

  • Major changes in 2022
  • Who’s covered or not covered
  • Who receives benefits
  • What it costs
  • Retirement benefits
    – When to begin benefits
    – Early retirement
    – Full retirement
    – Late retirement
    – Retirement earnings test
  • Disability benefits
  • Survivor benefits
  • Medicare
  • Updated practical examples
  • Easy-reference benefit tables
  • Things to do
  • Frequently asked Q&A


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Orders for the 2022 Guide to Social Security are shipped by UPS ground service and are generally processed within two business days of placement. For custom imprint orders, please allow 15–20 business days for shipment.

The Guide is updated annually. Orders for the 2023 edition will begin in October with shipments starting in late November.

Common questions answered

Some of the many answers you can find in the Guide include:

  • What are the Social Security and Medicare changes for 2022?
  • What is the full retirement age?
  • How do I apply for benefits?
  • How does the earnings limit reduce my benefit if I retire early?
  • How much more will I get if I delay retirement?
  • How many years of earnings are used in calculating my benefit?
  • How much will my spouse receive?
  • How long does it take to start receiving disability benefits?
  • Who can receive survivor benefits?
  • What is the Medicare program?
  • How do I fix incorrect information?

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“The Guide to Social Security is awesome! Your examples are real-life situations with
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