Here are some of the latest reports, surveys, and studies related to retirement, including research into Social Security benefits rules, background checks for long-term care providers, and predicting the risk of heart attacks.

This week, we'd like to highlight some interesting analysis from the Social Security Administration.

The Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 79, No. 3 (August 2019) focuses on some topics of interest, including The Social Security Windfall Elimination Provision: Issues and Replacement Alternatives, by Glenn R. Springstead; Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income Beneficiaries with Multiple Impairments, by Elisa Walker and Emily Roessel; and The Time Between Disability Onset and Application for Benefits: How Variation among Disabled Workers May Inform Early Intervention Policies, by Matt Messel and Alexander Strand.

Read more from the U.S. Social Security Administration: Social Security Bulletin (Vol. 79, No. 3, August 2019) and Trends in Social Security Disability Insurance.

And in other retirement-related research:

U.S. Social Security Administration, Research, Statistics, and Policy Analysis: SSI Monthly Statistics, July 2019, Fast Facts & Figures About Social Security, 2019, and OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County, 2018

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Medicare Part D Is Still Paying Millions for Drugs Already Paid for Under the Part A Hospice Benefit

National Bureau of Economic Research: Using Vignettes to Improve Understanding of Social Security and Annuities

Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute: Mortgage stress and precarious home ownership: implications for older Australians

International Longevity Centre: Navigating the uncharted waters: Population ageing in the UK

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: National Background Check Program for Long Term Care Providers: Assessment of State Programs Concluded in 2017 and 2018

U.S. Social Security Administration: International Update, August 2019

AARP Public Policy Institute: Long-Term Services and Supports

Urban Institute: The Effect of the Affordable Care Act on Medicare Enrollees' Access to Physician Services

Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing: Irish Adults Transition To Retirement - Wellbeing, Social Participation And Health-Related Behaviours. Findings From The Irish Longitudinal Study On Ageing (TILDA)

Society of Actuaries: Life Journey Study: A Report on 40 In-Depth Interviews in the United States and Canada with Adult Children of Recently Deceased Parents

Center for Retirement Research at Boston College: Medicaid Enrollment and Capitation Rates: Evidence from Medicare Part D

U.K. Office for National Statistics: Generational income: The effects of taxes and benefits

Center for Retirement Research at Boston College: Informal and Non-Standard Employment: A Look at the Impact on Social Protection Policy

Kaiser Family Foundation: The Facts on Medicare Spending and Financing

Australia Institute of Health and Welfare: Hospital care for people with dementia 2016-17 and Dispensing patterns for anti-dementia medications 2016-17

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Medicare Part B Drug Payments: Impact of Price Substitutions Based on 2017 Average Sales Prices

National Academy of Social Insurance: Social Security Benefits, Finances, and Policy Options: A Primer

National Bureau of Economic Research: Who is Tested for Heart Attack and Who Should Be: Predicting Patient Risk and Physician Error

U.S. National Center for Health Statistics: Prescription Drug Use Among Adults Aged 40-79 in the United States and Canada

Employee Benefits Research Institute: The Impact of Auto Portability on Preserving Retirement Savings Currently Lost to 401(k) Cashout Leakage

Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research: The population of centenarians in Brazil: historical estimates from 1900 to 2000

U.S. Government Accountability Office: Social Security and Medicare: Improved Schedule Management Needed for More Timely Trust Fund Reports

U.S. Joint Economic Committee (Democratic Staff): Retirement Insecurity

U.S. Government Accountability Office: Medicare Part D: Use of Pharmacy Benefit Managers and Efforts to Manage Drug Expenditures and Utilization

Journal of the American Medical Association: Association of Midlife to Late-Life Blood Pressure Patterns With Incident Dementia

Brookings Institution: How risk-sharing policies affect the costs and risks of public pension plans

International Longevity Centre: Care in places - Inequalities in local authority adult social care spending power

Here are some of the latest reports, surveys, and studies related to retirement, including research into Social Security benefits rules, background checks for long-term care providers, and predicting the risk of heart attacks.

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