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Jeffrey Merwin
Jeffrey Merwin
Financial Management Network Registered Representative
https://www.fmncc.com/ (949) 455-0300

Jeffrey G. Merwin started with FMN in the rigorous mentorship program and has since become a Registered Representative with FMN Capital Corporation and an Investment Advisor Representative of Financial Management Network. He holds his Series 7 (General Securities Representative Exam) and 66 (Uniform Investment Adviser - Combined State Laws Exam) securities as well as a Life/Disability Insurance License. Jeff graduated from Bentley University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics-Finance and a minor in Law.


Jeff is dedicated to having an in-depth understanding of each of his client’s needs and goals. Jeff works with his clients to develop customized strategies that help meet his client’s unique needs in order to maximize cash flow, increase net worth, lower taxes, and ensure their estate plan meets their needs. If you are an individual, family or business owner Jeff can help you achieve your personal, professional, and financial goals. Jeff works with a team of Certified Financial Planner(tm) practitioners and Enrolled Agents to ensure his clients receive expert advice and best-in-class service.

Jeff is originally from Connecticut but has traded in the cold New England winters for sunny California and currently lives in Laguna Niguel. He enjoys the outdoors, is an avid sports fan and likes spending time with friends and family.

What's New for Social Security?

Retirement Read Time: 3 min

Whether you’re applying for Social Security in the future or currently receiving benefits, there are some important changes to earnings limits, Medicare premiums, and other differences to keep in mind. Ready to learn more? Read on.

Ready for a Cost-of-Living (COLA) increase?

That's right! Due to an increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W), the Social Security Administration (SSA) has made a 2.8-percent COLA Adjustment.1

What about Tax Caps?

Employees everywhere will be happy to hear that the cap on wages subject to Social Security withholdings has increased to $132,000.1

Any change to earning limits?

As of 2019, the amount that Social Security beneficiaries can earn before they receive a reduction in their Social Security benefits, is $17,740. Keep in mind, this limit only applies prior to reaching the full retirement age of 67, assuming you were born in 1960 or later.1

Are Medicare Part B Premiums Affected?

Since the law prohibits Medicare premiums from rising faster than Social Security benefits, most Social Security recipients will see a $1.50 increase in Part B premiums. But first-time enrollees and Medicare beneficiaries who earn $200,000 or more in 2019, may pay a higher premium.2

How much do I need to earn for one Social Security “credit”?

In 2019, you’ll need to earn $1,360 to earn one “credit” toward Social Security and Medicare, up from $1,320 in 2018.1 What remains the same? You can only earn four credits each year, and you must earn at least 40 credits in order to qualify for benefits.1

For many, Social Security may be an important source of income during their “second act.” If changes to Social Security give you pause or make you question if you are making the most of your benefits, a qualified financial professional may be just the person you need to help you realize your retirement strategy’s full potential.

1. Social Security Administration, 2019
2. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2019

The content is developed from sources believed to be providing accurate information. The information in this material is not intended as tax or legal advice. It may not be used for the purpose of avoiding any federal tax penalties. Please consult legal or tax professionals for specific information regarding your individual situation. This material was developed and produced by FMG Suite to provide information on a topic that may be of interest. FMG, LLC, is not affiliated with the named broker-dealer, state- or SEC-registered investment advisory firm. The opinions expressed and material provided are for general information, and should not be considered a solicitation for the purchase or sale of any security. Copyright FMG Suite.

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