Tag: Retirement

NARFE Sets Up Web Page and Letters to Protest Medicare Part B Premium Increase

Filed in News by on October 7, 2015 Comments

The National Active and Retired Federal Employee Association (NARFE) has started a web page devoted to opposing the projected 52% increase in Medicare Part B premiums.

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Despite 10% Reduction, Retirement Claims Backlog Still at Almost 15k

Filed in News by on October 5, 2015 Comments

The number of new claims received by the Office of Personnel Management in September was the lowest number in months which allowed the outstanding backlog to be reduced by 10%, however, OPM still missed its own estimate for the month.

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Managing Income and Investments After Retirement

Filed in News by on September 30, 2015 Comments

You might think that retirement planning is what you do while you are working, and it stops once you retire. The author says that nothing could be further from the truth and that managing your investments is even more important once you are no longer actively contributing. He outlines some of the key points you need to know for managing assets after you leave your federal career.

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Feds Ask, ‘Where Can We Find Retirement Income Facts?’

Filed in News by on September 29, 2015 Comments

In his second article in the series, FedSmith.com author Randy Silvey addresses some of the questions he received from readers on retirement topics such as investing in the TSP and learning how to know if you are on the right path towards a successful retirement.

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Deposits and Re-Deposits Under FERS

Filed in News by on September 28, 2015 Comments

OPM calls temporary time and other time for which retirement deductions were not taken “deposit service”. Under FERS, deposit service will not count for either your eligibility to retire or in the computation of your annuity unless you make a deposit. The author provides examples of both deposit and re-deposit service to illustrate the impact they have on your pension.

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5 Paths to Health Insurance If You Leave Federal Employment

Filed in News by on September 23, 2015 Comments

The author lists five insurance options federal employees should consider when leaving federal employment, whether for retirement or for other reasons.

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Will You Be Forced To Pay Into Medicare?

Filed in News by on September 21, 2015 Comments

Congress is considering a bill that would require postal retirees to enroll in Medicare Parts B and D or lose their Federal health insurance. Is this the future for all Federal retirees?

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How Much Will the 2016 COLA Add to Your Income?

Filed in News by on September 17, 2015 Comments

How much of a COLA increase will federal retirees have in 2016? Any increase at all is looking highly unlikely.

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