Tag: Benefits

FEHB and the Five Year Requirement

Filed in News by on August 25, 2015 Comments

Most federal employees are aware that, in order to carry your FEHB into retirement, you have to have been enrolled for the five-year period immediately preceding retirement (with few exceptions). There is generally a great advantage in being able to carry your FEHB into retirement, but there are some things to keep in mind in order to be able to do this.

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How to Handle a Federal Employment Relocation

Filed in News by on August 20, 2015 Comments

Federal employees are often offered incentives for relocating to take new positions. The author provides some tips for federal workers who may be facing a relocation in the near future.

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How to Maximize Your Federal Benefits for Your Family After Your Death

Filed in News by on August 18, 2015 Comments

The issue of our own mortality is not one we like to think about or discuss with our loved ones. However, it is necessary for proper planning for the future, especially when it comes to matters of personal finance. The author discusses how to maximize some of your most important benefits as a federal employee in the event of your death.

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What Happens to Your Federal Benefits If You Leave Your Job Before You Retire?

Filed in News by on August 4, 2015 Comments

Many federal employees consider leaving their positions for various reasons. The author provides a summary of what you can expect to happen to your benefits should you leave your job before retiring.

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Arguments Over Federal Benefits In One Chart

Filed in News by on August 2, 2015 Comments

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently published a chart showing the percentage of private sector and government workers participating in a range of benefits. Who comes out ahead?

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Can You No Longer Do Your Federal Job? Avoid These Mistakes

Filed in News by on July 22, 2015 Comments

If you are a federal employee who is facing an injury or illness that prevents you from working, you can apply for federal disability retirement benefits. But there are mistakes that could end up costing you the right to collect monthly benefits payments. Here are some common ones to make sure you avoid.

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What Happens to Your Benefits if You Die While Still Working?

Filed in News by on July 13, 2015 Comments

While the subject is one most of us would rather not ponder, it is helpful to know what will happen to your federal benefits should you die while still employed in your federal job.

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Federal Employee Group Life Insurance Options When You Retire

Filed in News by on June 2, 2015 Comments

What benefits are available to federal employees heading into retirement? The author details the options available to federal workers under the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance program (FEGLI) to help them prepare for a more secure and comfortable retirement.

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