Tag: Benefits

The Service Computation Date Comes in Five Flavors

Filed in Headlines, News by on November 19, 2014

There are potentially five different service computation dates that are used to determine your benefits as a federal employee with which you should be familiar. The author provides details about each one.

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Holiday Discounts for Federal Employees

Filed in Headlines, News by on November 18, 2014

With the Christmas shopping season fast approaching, people will be looking for ways to save money. Here are some ways federal employees can get discounts on travel, restaurants, tech items and more.

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Divorce and Federal Employee Retirement Benefits

Filed in News by on November 12, 2014

The rules governing retirement benefits for divorced federal employees and their former spouses are detailed and complex. The author provides some general advice for federal employees and their spouses in the event they are facing a divorce.

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Is Your Health Plan Dropping Out of the FEHB?

Filed in News by on November 3, 2014

Will your existing insurance carrier be around in 2015? Are new plans available to you? Here is a listing of new plans and those that have dropped out of the federal program.

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60,000 Veterans Get Triple Benefits Totaling $3.5 Billion Says GAO

Filed in News by on November 3, 2014

A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, notes that over 59,000 military veterans were “triple dippers” last year. These individuals received benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, military retirement pay and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

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Do You Want the Day After Christmas Off?

Filed in News by on October 22, 2014

Should you get the day after Christmas off this year? Federal employees are asking the president to issue an executive order to make it an extra paid holiday. Take this short survey and share your opinion.

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COLA Announced for 2015: It’s 1.7%

Filed in News by on October 22, 2014

The COLA next year for many federal retirees and Social Security recipients will be 1.7%.

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2015 COLA for Social Security, Federal Retirees to be Announced This Week

Filed in News by on October 19, 2014

What will the COLA be in 2015? Here is a quick summary. The percentage will be less than the increase of the average FEHB increase next year.

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