Understanding Social Security

Date: Monday, September 30, 2019
Time: 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Location: Missouri Athletic Club 405 Washington Avenue St. Louis, MO 63102
Speaker: Jody Harris

About the talk:

This session is for professionals in the financial industry. all who attend should leave with a basic understanding of Social Secuirty Benefits. 

Speaker bio: 

Jody Harris recently completed a 34 year career with the Social Security Administration.  He has done it all from processing payments for benefits, managing the national 800 number and managing a local office.  Jody completed his career as the public face of Social Security in Alabama.  He was the Public Affairs Specialist responsible for outreach and education throughout Alabama.

Jody worked closely with the financial planners to educate them and their clients on what to expect from Social Security and how to obtain benefits.  He has found that knowledge is the key to good decisions.

Jody worked on the staff of the Social Security Commissioner and was also “loaned” to United States Senator Richard Shelby.  He has received numerous national awards for his performance.


CPE Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

Understand the basics of Social Security

Assist Clents with filing options

Effectively use Social Security benefits ina financial plan

Delivery Method: Group-live setting

Earn 1 CPE Credits for this session. Number of credit hours earned based on 50 minutes of talk. Change if more than one hour.

Field of Study:  Specialized knowledge.

Program Level Basic

Prerequisites – There are no prerequisites or advanced preparation for this session.

Who should attend? Everyone at all levels


Program Summary:  The program will provide a reiew of the history and future of the Social Security profram. The types of benefits available and how to qualify for those benefits will be discussed.

Learning Objective(s): 

Understand the history and future challenges of the program. 

Be able  to explain the various benefits available.

Understand the key financial decisions that must be made when starting payments.

Level of Complexity Basic


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