Tag: Benefits

Will I Get Both My Social Security and Federal Annuity COLAs?

Filed in News by on November 26, 2013

Several readers have asked if they will have a COLA applied to their retirement annuity and to Social Security. Readers have also asked about the Government Pension Offset and Windfall Elimination Provision. This information may be helpful in understanding these complex topics.

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Resources to Help Federal Employees Navigate Open Season

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on November 17, 2013

Open enrollment for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan is underway and runs from November 11 to December 9. Here are two free resources available to help you with the process.

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CBO Deficit Reduction Proposals Would Impact Federal Employees

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on November 14, 2013

A recent report from the Congressional Budget Office makes a myriad of proposals designed to help put a dent in the growing federal debt, some of which would directly impact federal employees.

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Senators Propose to End Defined Benefit Pensions for New Federal Employees

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on November 13, 2013

Three Senators have reintroduced legislation that would end the defined benefit pension portion of the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) for new federal government hires.

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Say Good-Bye to the FERS Annuity Supplement

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on November 12, 2013

The FERS annuity supplement is probably going to end. How will it impact your retirement plans?

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Cutting the Deficit By Altering Federal Retirement Contributions

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on November 7, 2013

One way to reduce the gaping federal deficit: Raise “non-tax revenue” by increasing employee contributions to federal employee pension programs.

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The Future of Your Federal Retirement System

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on October 31, 2013

What does the future hold for your federal retirement program and annual cost of living increases for federal retirees? Proposals under consideration show a trend and outline possible changes that may impact your retirement future.

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Maximizing Social Security For Retirement

Filed in News by on October 28, 2013

Social Security is an important benefit in retirement. What many people do not know, though, is the sheer number of options you have when considering how to file for your benefits. Those options will depend on your age, marital status, and other factors, but should all be considered before deciding on a filing strategy.

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