Recent Articles
With Recent Stock Market Downturn, Now May Be a Good Time for a Roth IRA Conversion or Recharacterization
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner - October 09, 2015
Federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, explains why now may be a good time for traditional IRA owners to convert some of their traditional IRAs to Roth IRAs and for those traditional IRA owners who converted last year when the stock market was at a higher level, to "recharacterize" their Roth IRA conversions. The deadline for recharacterizing or "undoing" a conversion made during 2014 is Oct. 15, 2015. [ MORE ]

Protests Mount to Stop Sharp Increase in 2016 Medicare Premiums
Proposed legislation and a NARFE letter-writing campaign urges Congress to protect millions from a projected 52% increase in Medicare Part B premiums in 2016 [ MORE ]

OPM Begins Notifying Cyber Hack Victims
The Office of Personnel Management began mailing notification letters last Wednesday to the individuals whose personal information was stolen in a malicious cyber intrusion carried out against the federal government [ MORE ]

More federal retirement articles

   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 ]