Tag: Benefits

10 Critical Coordinates for Navigating FERS Retirement (Part 2)

Filed in Headlines, News by on July 26, 2016 Comments

Are you taking full advantage of the benefits available to you as a federal employee under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)? In the second article in the series, the author discusses actions federal employees should take to help them prepare for a successful retirement.

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Bleak Outlook for 2017 COLA

Filed in News by on July 25, 2016 Comments

The outlook for federal retirees and Social Security recipients for an increase in income in 2017 is bleak. For the average Social Security recipient, next year’s COLA increase is unlikely to be over $5.00 per month.

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6 College Discounts for Federal Employees in 2016

Filed in News by on July 21, 2016 Comments

If you are a federal employee and are planning to take college courses, be sure to take advantage of the discounts that are available to you. Here is a list of colleges and the discounts they offer to federal workers.

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FLTCIP Enrollees Facing an Average 83% Rate Hike for Long Term Care Insurance

Filed in News by on July 18, 2016 Comments

Enrollees in the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program are going to be facing a steep premium increase later this fall. OPM is providing those affected with information about their choices to deal with the cost increase.

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5 Reasons Your OWCP Workers’ Compensation Benefits May Be Terminated

Filed in News by on June 29, 2016 Comments

Federal employees’ workers’ compensation is intended to be a temporary benefit, and benefits can also be terminated at any time if the employee becomes ineligible for them. The author lists five common reasons for federal employees to be wary of that could lead to loss of their workers’ compensation benefits.

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Becoming a Military Spouse: One Woman’s Story

Filed in News by on June 8, 2016 Comments

What is the learning and transition process to military benefits like for a new, non-military spouse? The author tells the story of his friend who recently married an active duty service member and what she learned in the process of changing over to the military’s benefits programs.

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What Constitutes an ‘Eligible Child’ for Survivor Benefits?

Filed in News by on May 26, 2016 Comments

What is the definition of an “eligible child” with respect to receiving survivor benefits? The author provides some details of survivor benefits as they relate to children of federal employees.

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What Should Your Surviving Spouse Do About Your Work-Related Benefits When You Die?

Filed in News by on March 28, 2016 Comments

If you are the spouse of a federal employee who has passed away, what do you need to do with regards to the benefits? And if you are a federal employee, what should you do to make sure your spouse is prepared if you die? This is a list of steps to take should this unfortunate event take place.

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