Tag: Benefits

At the Brink of an Irreversible Mistake

Filed in News by on June 19, 2014

One federal employee ended up pulling his retirement paperwork before the big day because he almost made an irreversible mistake. He was relying on all the previous benefits estimates he had received from his human resources department, but at the last minute found out he wouldn’t be getting the pension he had expected. Learn from his story and make sure it doesn’t happen to you.

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Homicide, Suicide and A Federal Retirement Payment

Filed in News by on April 15, 2014

A retired federal employee killed his wife. Should the sons of the former federal employee receive the lump-sum payment from his annuity or should the son of the retired federal employee’s wife receive the money? The MSPB decides.

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How Much is the Maximum Annuity Supplement?

Filed in News by on April 14, 2014

The procedure for calculating the supplement is clearly spelled out in Chapter 51 of the CSRS & FERS Handbook, but it is a difficult process. The author offers a more concise explanation.

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How to Locate Individual Federal Employee Salaries

Filed in News by on April 12, 2014

How much does an individual federal employee make? The database of federal employee salaries has been updated with the latest available salary data and is now available for use.

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Obesity and the Federal Employee

Filed in News by on April 5, 2014

OPM has informed FEHB insurance carriers that classifying obesity as a lifestyle condition or considering obesity treatment as cosmetic is not permitted under the federal health insurance program.

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How to Speed Up Processing Your Retirement Application

Filed in News by on March 28, 2014

OPM is pushing to have agencies submit complete retirement processing packages to speed up the process. Here are some common errors to avoid that may help speed your application along.

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Self Plus One Health Insurance Effective January 1, 2016

Filed in News by on March 25, 2014

The self plus one enrollment option for federal employee health insurance will be available for enrollment on November 9, 2015. Copy of the OPM letter is contained in the article.

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For New Retirees: More Money in the Interim Payment

Filed in News by on March 19, 2014

When Federal employees retire, they start getting “interim” payments, almost immediately. These payments are approximately 60% of the final, fully annuity. For FERS employees under age 62, there is also an annuity supplement of hundreds of dollars. The author offers details on these annuity payments.

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