__Description of Proposed Provision__:

E3.16: Beginning in 2019, apply 4 percent payroll tax rate on earnings above the wage-indexed equivalent of $400,000 in 2015 (about $457,200 in 2019), with the threshold wage-indexed after 2019. Provide benefit credit for additional earnings taxed, using a secondary PIA formula. This secondary PIA formula involves: (1) an "AIME+" derived from annual earnings taxed only between 2015 wage-indexed equivalents of $400,000 and $500,000, or about $457,200 and $571,500 in 2019 (with thresholds wage-indexed after 2019); and (2) a formula factor of 2 percent on this newly computed "AIME+".

*Estimates based on the intermediate assumptions
of the 2017 Trustees Report*

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Current law [percent of payroll] |
Change from current law [percent of payroll] |
Shortfall eliminated | |||||

Long-range actuarial balance |
Annual balance in 75th year |
Long-range actuarial balance |
Annual balance in 75th year |
Long-range actuarial balance |
Annual balance in 75th year |
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-2.83 | -4.48 | 0.30 | 0.33 | 11% | 7% |