Congress recently introduced a new type of account for young, disabled individuals; the Achieving a Better Life Experience account, or ABLE account for short. The author describes how these accounts work for saving money for an individual with special needs.
In the fourth article in his series on federal retirement, FedSmith.com author Randy Silvey addresses a frequent question he has received from FedSmith.com users: “What are the attributes of a fed focused financial advisor, and where can I find one?”
In this follow up to his article on the FEHB and the five year requirement, FedSmith.com author John Grobe provides clarification based on questions he received from readers asking if the five year requirement also applies to a federal employee’s spouse.
The Office of Personnel Management processed over 10,000 retirement applications in October, however, there are still over 12,000 backlogged applications.
Following an outcry by many groups, new legislation would reduce the premium increase facing Medicare Part B participants in 2016. However, some will benefit and some will not. The author explains who comes out on top and who doesn’t under the new law.
Federal retirees who are also enrolled in Medicare part B will be glad to know that the budget deal put forth in the House includes language to protect them from a sharp increase in premiums.
What might a House of Representatives led by Paul Ryan look like for federal employees? The best way to answer this question is to look at the history of proposals Ryan has advocated that pertain to the federal workforce.