Federal Employee News and Commentary

Getting the Best Deal on Life Insurance
How does the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) stack up against other alternatives? [ MORE ]

How to Get the Most from Social Security's Survivor Benefit
Why it sometimes makes sense for a survivor to take their own benefit for a while, switching to the survivor benefit later...or vice versa [ MORE ]

7 Social Security Tricks That Can Help You Adapt to New Rules
Here are a few strategies to adapt to new Social Security rules effective May 1 [ MORE ]

TSP Board Still Seeking Lawmaker to Sponsor Its Proposal to Ease Withdrawals
Despite receiving approval from the Senate-confirmed overseers last year, Thrift Savings Plan officials are still seeking a champion in Congress to sponsor legislation that would make it easier for former and current federal employees to access funds in their retirement savings accounts [ MORE ]

Is the $40k Buyout Offer Enough?
Many federal employees think the buyout upgrade Defense is seeking from Congress to be lacking [ MORE ]

The Other Open Season This Year
An opportunity to reassess your life insurance options [ MORE ]

Why You Should Care About the Long Term
Weighing the costs of long term care -- and the insurance that can help pay for it [ MORE ]

USPS May Be Unable to Make Payroll in October and Retiree Health Plan Costs, Unions' Letter to White House Says
July 19, 2009
Read the "extreme urgency" letter issued to the White House from four postal unions [ MORE ]