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FEHB and Medicare Explained

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FEHB and Medicare Explained

What are the various options available under Medicare, and how do they work alongside the Federal Employees Health Benefits program?

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House Passes TSP Modernization Act

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House Passes TSP Modernization Act

The House has passed legislation that would amend current law to allow federal employees to make multiple withdrawals from the TSP.

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A Perspective on 2018 Federal Health Insurance Costs

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A Perspective on 2018 Federal Health Insurance Costs

Federal and private sector health insurance premiums are showing greater increases than inflation, but FEHB increases for the most popular plans are rising even faster.

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Quick Guide: FERS Retirement for Busy Employees

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Quick Guide: FERS Retirement for Busy Employees

Do you know the basic benefits included under FERS? This is a quick overview of them and what each provides.

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Concurrent Budget Resolution Proposes Benefit Cuts for Federal Employees

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Concurrent Budget Resolution Proposes Benefit Cuts for Federal Employees

The concurrent budget resolution passed in the House proposes significant changes to federal employee benefits. Here is a quick summary.

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Proposal to Raise Max Buyout to $40,000 for Federal Employees

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Proposal to Raise Max Buyout to $40,000 for Federal Employees

A bill to increase buyouts to maximum of $40,000 has been introduced in the Senate.

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TSP Relaxes Hardship Withdrawal Rules for Hurricane Maria Victims

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TSP Relaxes Hardship Withdrawal Rules for Hurricane Maria Victims

The TSP is temporarily relaxing its hardship withdrawal rules to help federal employees impacted by Hurricane Maria.

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How Much Are Your FEHB Premiums Increasing in 2018?

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How Much Are Your FEHB Premiums Increasing in 2018?

The enrollees’ share of FEHB premiums will be increasing by an average of 6.1% in 2018 according to the Office of Personnel Management.

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How FedSmith.com Readers Utilize the TSP: FERS vs. CSRS

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How FedSmith.com Readers Utilize the TSP: FERS vs. CSRS

What are the similarities and differences in how FedSmith.com readers under FERS and CSRS use their TSP accounts? See how our latest survey results came out.

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What is the One TSP Fund Up 20% in 2017?

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What is the One TSP Fund Up 20% in 2017?

Which TSP fund has had the highest rate of return so far this year? The answer may surprise you.

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