Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is the chairman of the subcommittee examining ways to protect Social Security. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Changing the benefit formula. Updating the COLA. Providing caregiver credits.

All of these notions are apparently on the table, at least for the moment, as the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions and Family Policy digs into how best to ensure the solvency of Social Security.

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