Tag: Benefits

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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Federal Employee Pay and the Budget Process

Filed in News by on May 11, 2015 Comments

Two different budget proposals on opposite ends of the political spectrum were pitched by lawmakers on the road to the budget proposal that was recently approved by Congress. What did these proposals have to say about your pay and benefits?

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Federal Life Insurance Options While Employed

Filed in News by on April 27, 2015 Comments

The Federal Employee Group Life Insurance program (FEGLI) is the largest group life insurance program in the world, covering over 4 million federal employees, retirees, and their family members. The author outlines the four parts of FEGLI and also addresses the most frequently asked questions he receives about the program.

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Re-Depositing Retirement Contributions and Your Federal Annuity

Filed in News by on April 26, 2015 Comments

Re-deposit service refers to service where you withdrew your contributions when you left federal service and did not re-deposit them when you later returned. The author describes how this works and provides examples to help you decide whether or not to re-deposit money.

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OPM Releases Guidance on President’s New Paid Parental Leave Policy

Filed in News by on April 16, 2015 Comments

The Office of Personnel Management has released a new handbook for federal employees that provides details on the president’s new paid parental leave policy that was announced in January as well as details about many other benefits available to the federal workforce.

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