Tag: COLA

Veterans are Getting a COLA for Veterans Day

By on November 11, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Veterans are Getting a COLA for Veterans Day

A bill recently signed into law provides a cost of living adjustment to veterans for some of their benefits.

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Federal Retirees: Will You Receive a Full or Prorated COLA?

By on October 18, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Federal Retirees: Will You Receive a Full or Prorated COLA?

The 2018 COLA increase will be reflected in payments for federal retirees in January 2018. Some will receive a full COLA; others will receive a prorated COLA.

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Seniors’ Security Act Takes Retirees Into Unknown Territory

By on October 18, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Seniors’ Security Act Takes Retirees Into Unknown Territory

Another attempt is being made in Congress to change COLA increases to use the CPI-E in an effort to help retirees. Is this a good idea?

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Hurricanes in August and September Dramatically Impacted 2018 COLA

By on October 15, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Hurricanes in August and September Dramatically Impacted 2018 COLA

Two major hurricanes were a big factor in a higher COLA for federal retirees in 2018. The author explains how this happened.

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2% COLA for Federal Retirees in 2018

By on October 13, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
2% COLA for Federal Retirees in 2018

The 2018 cost of living adjustment for federal retirees will be 2%.

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6 Federal Retirement Myths

By on September 25, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
6 Federal Retirement Myths

Have you believed one of these myths about federal retirement? The author provides a list of the most common ones he has heard from clients.

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Retirees Remain on Track for at Least Modest COLA in January

By on September 15, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Retirees Remain on Track for at Least Modest COLA in January

Without factoring in the effects of the two recent major hurricanes, federal retirees remained on track for a modest COLA in January based on August CPI data.

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Update on Harvey’s Impact on Gas Prices and COLA

By on September 5, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Update on Harvey’s Impact on Gas Prices and COLA

Hurricane Harvey has created a disruption in oil production and gas prices which could impact next year’s COLA. The author provides an update.

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Hurricane Harvey, Gas Prices, and COLA

By on August 25, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Hurricane Harvey, Gas Prices, and COLA

Hurricane Harvey may cause gasoline prices to jump which could ultimately be a boon to federal retirees.

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Alternative Ways to Determine Future COLAs

By on August 21, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Alternative Ways to Determine Future COLAs

Alternative ways have at times been considered for computing benefits payments to federal retirees. The author describes some of the options.

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