June 2018

Trustees Report on the Social Security Trust Funds

On June 5, 2018 the Social Security Board of Trustees released its annual report on the long-term financial status of the Social Security Trust Funds. Social Security is NOT going bankrupt.

The OASI Trust Fund (retirement and survivors’ benefits) is projected to become depleted in late 2034, as compared to last year’s estimate of early 2035, with 77 percent of benefits payable at that time. The DI Trust Fund (disability benefits) will become depleted in 2032, extended from last year’s estimate of 2028, with 96 percent of benefits still payable.

Updated chart for special enrollment periods under the ACA

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has published an updated chart on the events that trigger a special enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act. Normally one can only enroll in a health plan through the exchange during a now limited open enrollment period. However certain events can permit one to enroll at any time. The chart sets out information about these "special enrollment periods."

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