$6.00 + your state filing fee
3 Credit Hours
This course favors L&H insurance agents but is applied as general credit for all agents.
This course covers the following topics:
- Provide an overview of the main savings plans Americans use to set themselves up for retirement, as well as a history of retirement savings in America.
- The course will look at the main features of the SECURE Act and how they impact the retirement savings of Americans.
- In addition, the course will examine other notable non-retirement provisions of the SECURE Act, before finishing with a discussion of the pros and cons of the Act.
Retirement planning in America has taken on a variety of forms over the course of history. Likewise, the type of work and the longevity of that work has continued to shift. To address this, individuals, employers, and lawmakers have frequently considered what the state of retirement looks like for Americans. This course will provide an overview of the main savings plans Americans use to set themselves up for retirement, as well as a history of retirement savings in America. Despite opportunities to save, however, many Americans are not financially prepared for their retirement years, as current trends and statistics will demonstrate. This is where the SECURE Act comes in. On December 20, 2019 Congress passed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act, known more commonly as the SECURE Act. The bill was mainly designed to ease the alarming retirement savings crisis, aiding Americans’ abilities to save for retirement. The course will look at the main features of the SECURE Act and how they impact the retirement savings of Americans. In addition, the course will look at other notable non-retirement provisions of the SECURE Act, before finishing with a discussion of the pros and cons of the Act.
1.2 Purpose of the Course
1.3 Retirement Options
1.4 Individual Retirement Accounts
1.5 Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans
2.2 Pension Plans and Social Security
2.3 Birth of Modern Retirement Planning
2.4 Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act
2.5 Pension Protection Act of 2006
3.1 Current Retirement Trends and Statistics
3.2 Help from the SECURE Act
4.1 IRA Contributions
4.2 IRA Distribution
4.3 Inherited IRAs and 401(k)s
4.4 Estate Planning
5.2 Annuity-Related Changes and Considerations
5.3 Small Businesses
5.4 Long-Term Part-Time Employees
5.5 Other Business Changes
6.1 Birth and Adoption Statistics
6.2 Expectant Parents
6.3 Higher Education Statistics
6.4 Education Savings Plans
6.5 Kiddie Tax
7.1 Additional Provisions
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