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5 Things That Could Be Coming to Your FEHB Plan in 2016
OPM's recent letter to insurers was filled with recommendations for how they can improve health benefits, save money and make it easier for participants to navigate their health care choices . . . more
OPM Previews FEHB Self-Plus-One Option
While the premiums for a new self-plus-one coverage option in the health insurance plan for federal employees and retirees are still unknown, they will be capped at no more than the existing family coverage option . . . more
House GOP Budget Calls for Increase in Feds' Retirement Contributions
The $3.8 trillion budget plan includes language calling for an increase in how much federal employees pay into their retirement plans . . . more
Treasury to Tap TSP Funds for Debt Relief - Again
For the ninth time in 19 years and the second time in 13 months, the government has run out of authority to borrow . . . more
Survey: Feds Feel Better About Financial Well-Being Than Other U.S. Workers
More federal workers feel financially stable than the rest of the U.S. workforce, according to a recent national survey . . . more
2016's Zero COLA for Retirees?
For former feds and those about to retire, here's The good and bad news about the impact inflation has on your retirement . . . more
Where Is Phased Retirement?
Agencies keep federal employees waiting on the new program . . . more
Average TSP Balance Tops $113k: Are You Smart, Lucky or Both?
When it comes to prepping for retirement, federal workers are doing much better than their private sector counterparts . . . more
Is It Risky to Play It Safe in the TSP?
The G-fund never has a bad day, which is the good news. The bad, sometimes, news is that the G-fund also never has a really good day . . . more
President Obama Provides Parental Leave for Federal Employees
January 15, 2015
President Obama will sign a presidential memorandum providing six weeks of administrative leave to federal employees with a new child . . . more
Taking Social Security to the Max
Crunching the numbers to see how much high-income people, who tend to live longer, can benefit by delaying Social Security . . . more
How to Interpret Your Social Security Benefit Statement
The annual statements provide a useful projection of what you can expect to receive in benefits at various retirement ages, if you become widowed or suffer a disability that prevents you from working . . . more
How To Avoid Accidentally Setting Your Retirement Date Back 5 Years
Suppose (in order to save a few bucks) you have put yourself into a position where you must work five years past your retirement deadline. Here's how it happens all the time . . . more
Pre-Retirement To-Do List
April 25, 2013
Are you one of the growing number of federal employees who are preparing to retire in the near future? If so, here's a list of things that you should do to get ready . . . more
Check List for New Federal Retirees
Although there isn't much recent retirees can do about the retirement claims backlog, there are a few things that they can do to be sure your employee benefits continue while you're awaiting final processing of your retirement. Here are a few things to be aware of . . . more
Tips for Boomers When Picking a Retirement Community
When it comes to setting down for your golden years, boomers should make sure their choice meets their social, cultural, and recreational requirements as well as future health-care costs . . . more
Requesting Your CSRS/FERS Annuity Estimate for Retirement Date
One of the important things all employees should do before retirement is request an annuity estimate. This is a calculation of your Civil Service Retirement System or Federal Employees Retirement System benefit prepared by your human resources office for a specific retirement date . . . more

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