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   Recent Articles
AFGE: Locality Pay Increase for 13 New Cities in 2016
In a meeting with the an Office of Management and Budget official last week, the American Federation of Government Employees received assurances that new pay localities will be established in January . . . more

Q & A for FEHB Self-Plus-One Enrollment Option
The Office of Personnel Management released a "questions and answers" bulletin regarding the new self-plus-one enrollment option under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program . . . more

Postponing IRA Contributions Results in Lost Retirement Savings
Federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, explains the effect of postponing of one's IRA contributions has in the amount of total retirement savings will have at the end of one's working career and at the start of retirement. Other opportunities for enhancing IRAs are also discussed . . . more

Bill Seeks to Reduce FEHBP Prescription Drug Costs
The bill would improve federal oversight of the prescription drug benefits available to federal workers, retirees, and their families through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program . . . more

Congressman Introduces Gender Diversity Investment Act for Thrift Savings Plan
The bill would provide federal workers the opportunity to invest their retirement savings in companies that demonstrate a strong commitment to gender diversity and women's economic empowerment . . . more

Special Considerations for Thrift Savings Plan Withdrawals
A real challenge for federal employees is deciding what to do with their TSP accounts once they leave or retire from federal service and can no longer contribute to their TSP accounts. Federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, discusses some of the special considerations with respect to TSP withdrawals . . . more

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   Federal Retirement Resources
2015 Federal Leave Chart / Record / Calendar
Keep track of your 2015 leave with this handy calendar downloadable in PDF . . . more

2015 Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees and Annuitants
The guide tells you how much money you can save by changing -- or by staying in -- your health insurance plan. It summarizes thousands of facts about the plans to simplify your choice. Some agencies have arranged access to the guide for their employees. . . . more

Federal Employee Pay Freeze Calculator
An employee group has created an online calculator to help all federal employees understand the true long-term costs to their wallet from an extended pay freeze . . . more

New Online Tool: Estimate Your Retirement Costs
Use this online tool to estimate the income you'll need as a retiree to achieve economic security . . . more


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Recent Articles & Resources
 AFGE: Locality Pay Increase for 13 New Cities in 2016
 Q & A for FEHB Self-Plus-One Enrollment Option
 Postponing IRA Contributions Results in Lost Retirement Savings
 Bill Seeks to Reduce FEHBP Prescription Drug Costs
 Congressman Introduces Gender Diversity Investment Act for Thrift Savings Plan

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