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Federal Employees Need to Understand Medicare Eligibility and Enrollment Rules - Part II
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner - July 29, 2015
All current federal employees and those employees who have retired since 1993 are, or will be, eligible to enroll in Medicare when they are 65. Federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, discusses how some Medicare Part B (medical insurance) enrollees may be overpaying their Part B premiums more

The 5-Year Rule: Keeping Your Federal Health Benefits and Life Insurance After Retirement
July 28, 2015
A couple of areas federal employees often overlook when planning for retirement are the "five year rules" that apply for keeping both Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) and Federal Employee's Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) after retirement more

Thrift Savings Plan Calculators
These online calculators can assist in estimating the growth of contributions, assessing tax treatment, determining retirement income from withdrawals, and estimating loan payments more

OPM Releases Handbook on Leave and Work Schedule Flexibilities For Eldercare
July 23, 2015
The handbook also provides information on work life programs available to federal employees providing care for an elderly family member more

Employee Groups Reject Lawmakers' Proposals to Change TSP G Fund
June 20, 2015
The proposals would reportedly lower the G Fund's rate of return to finance the Highway Trust Fund more

Federal Employees Need to Understand Medicare Eligibility and Enrollment Rules - Part I
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
There is much confusion among federal employees about Medicare. Federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, answers several questions about Medicare basics, including eligibility and enrollment rules more

Second Federal Employee Union Sues OPM Over Data Breach
July 9, 2015
The lawsuit alleges that the OPM violated union members' constitutional rights by failing to protect their private information more

President Signs Bill Eliminating 10% Early Withdrawal Penalty for Retired Federal Law Enforcement Officers
July 6, 2015
The law applies to federal law enforcement officers, federal firefighters, and air traffic controllers after Dec. 31, 2015 more

Federal Employee Union Sues OPM Over Data Breach
July 6, 2015
The American Federation of Government Employees filed a class action complaint last week with a demand for jury trial against the Office of Personnel Management more

5 Questions to Ask Before Transferring IRA and Retirement Funds To and From the Traditional TSP
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
Federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, presents five questions that TSP participants should ask before transferring traditional IRA and qualified pension funds to and from the traditional TSP more

Senate Committee Approves Bill to Stop Wasteful Federal Employee Bonuses
June 29, 2015
The bipartisan legislation would prohibit bonuses for federal employees who engaged in misconduct or have violated the law more

Largest Federal Employee Union Demands Lifetime Credit Monitoring in Wake of Data Breach
June 24, 2015
The union is urging the Obama administration to take immediate steps to rectify a series of failed responses to the massive data breach of millions of federal personnel records more

Congratulations Graduates! Now Comes Your Final Test: How to Manage Your Finances
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
Many federal employees have children who have recently graduated from college. Federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, provides some recommended steps for recent graduates and newly-hired employees to best manage their finances more

NARFE Urges Congress to Support Proposed Rule Protecting TSP Participants
June 18, 2015
The Conflict of Interest Rule proposes to increase consumer protections when getting retirement advice for employee benefit plan participants, beneficiaries and IRA owners more

Bill Would Punish Fraudulent Use of Federal Retirement Benefits
June 16, 2015
If passed, the legislation would crack down on federal retirement benefit fraud and misuse more

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