Tag: COLA

Unbiased Survivor Annuity vs. Life Insurance

By on June 18, 2019 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Unbiased Survivor Annuity vs. Life Insurance

What are the key differences between survivor annuities and life insurance? The author provides an explanation.

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Anticipating the 2020 COLA

By on June 15, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Anticipating the 2020 COLA

What is the likelihood that COLA recipients see an increase in their annuity payments in January?

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COLAs, Locality Pay and Raises

By on May 9, 2019 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
COLAs, Locality Pay and Raises

Why did federal employees get a smaller raise than the annual COLA? Here is a quick explanation.

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Benefits Cuts from 2020 Budget Mirror Past Proposals

By on March 16, 2019 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Benefits Cuts from 2020 Budget Mirror Past Proposals

Recent proposed cuts to federal employees’ benefits appear to be the same as ones from past budget proposals. Here is a recap.

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Trying Again to Change Social Security’s COLA Formula

By on March 8, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Trying Again to Change Social Security’s COLA Formula

Another attempt is being made in Congress to change the COLA formula for Social Security to pay higher benefits.

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Don’t Hold Your Breath

By on February 27, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Don’t Hold Your Breath

The author says that while a couple of bills that would boost federal retirement benefits are welcome news, they are unlikely to become law.

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Connolly Trying Again to Change FERS COLAs

By on February 21, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Connolly Trying Again to Change FERS COLAs

Legislation has been reintroduced to equalize COLAs paid to federal retirees under FERS and CSRS.

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Is Social Security Welfare or Insurance?

By on February 11, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Is Social Security Welfare or Insurance?

New legislation promises to keep Social Security solvent for the rest of the century, but the author says the devil is in the details of the bill.

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Legislation Would Boost COLAs for Some Federal Retirees

By on November 20, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Boost COLAs for Some Federal Retirees

Recently introduced legislation has the potential to increase the size of COLAs paid to some federal retirees.

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Most Military Retirees to See Pay Increase in 2019

By on November 8, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Most Military Retirees to See Pay Increase in 2019

Most military retirees will see a pay increase next year thanks to a cost of living adjustment.

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