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Bill Seeks to Reduce FEHBP Prescription Drug Costs
May 20, 2015
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
May 20, 2015
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
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
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
'Most Livable Neighborhoods' For People Age 50+
May 7, 2015
The newly launched AARP Livability Index allows people to determine how well communities are meeting current and future needs . . . more
Make An Error on Your Taxes? Ten Tips on Filing an Amended Return
April 29, 2015
Have you found that you made an error on your federal tax return? If so, you may need to file an amended return. Here are ten tips that can help you file . . . more
Thrift Savings Plan Returns: Monthly and Annual - G, F, C, S, I and L Funds Updated: May 3, 2015
View the latest Thrift Savings Plan returns . . . more
Insurance Programs Updates and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
April 30, 2015
OPM released a recorded webcast that provides updates and answers on health benefits, dental/vision, flexible spending accounts, long-term care, and group life insurance programs for federal employees . . . more
Senator Urges Committee to Protect Federal Pay and Benefits in 2016 Budget
April 28, 2015
Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) sent a letter Wednesday to colleagues urging them to protect federal employees in the Senate and House Budget Resolutions conference . . . more
TSP Participants Are Tempting Targets for Financial Services Companies
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
Many retiring federal employees are being advised by some financial services companies to rollover or transfer all of their TSP accounts into IRAs -- charging much more in annual fees compared to the TSP stock fund fees . . . more
OPM Releases Updated Handbook on Federal Employee Leave
April 21, 2015
OPM's handbook contains guidance to federal agencies on advanced sick and annual leave policies . . . more
FERS & CSRS Federal Disability Retirement: Maintaining A Benefit
Robert R. McGill, Esquire
For federal and postal employees who seek to file for federal disability retirement benefits, the full comprehension of a daunting administrative process should be entered into with open eyes . . . more
How TSP Withdrawals Are Taxed
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
Federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, discusses the tax consequences TSP participants should consider before making withdrawals . . . more
Thrift Savings Plan Withdrawal Option: Life Annuity
A life annuity is one of your options for withdrawing your TSP account after you separate from federal service. If you want a guaranteed stream of payments for as long as you (or your joint annuitant) are alive, an annuity may be the right choice . . . more
Ways to Pay Your Federal Income Tax Liability
April 13, 2015
If you owe federal tax, the IRS offers many convenient ways to pay . . . more
TSP Rollovers and Transfers: How, When, and Why (or Why Not!)
March 30, 2015
Kevin Laird from Thrift Savings Plan explains how to transfer money into and out of the TSP, and discusses the factors that participants should consider before deciding to move their retirement savings . . . more
Some Federal Employees and Annuitants Have Until April 1 to Make Their First Required Minimum Distribution (RMD)
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
Federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, discusses some exceptions to RMDs and the most common mistakes . . . more
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Recent Articles & Resources
 Bill Seeks to Reduce FEHBP Prescription Drug Costs
 Congressman Introduces Gender Diversity Investment Act for Thrift Savings Plan
 Special Considerations for Thrift Savings Plan Withdrawals
 'Most Livable Neighborhoods' For People Age 50+
 Make An Error on Your Taxes? Ten Tips on Filing an Amended Return