Tag: COLA

Unbiased Survivor Annuity vs. Life Insurance

June 18, 2019 2:14 PM , Updated July 2, 2019 8:28 AM
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

June 15, 2019 8:19 AM , Updated June 26, 2019 10:52 AM
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

May 9, 2019 4:06 PM , Updated May 20, 2019 10:07 AM
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

March 16, 2019 5:38 PM
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

March 8, 2019 5:25 AM , Updated March 18, 2019 1:20 PM

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

February 27, 2019 2:22 PM , Updated March 9, 2019 7:36 AM
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

February 21, 2019 9:32 AM , Updated March 5, 2019 7:19 AM
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?

February 11, 2019 9:41 AM , Updated February 18, 2019 12:40 PM

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

November 20, 2018 1:13 PM , Updated November 29, 2018 5:21 PM

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

November 8, 2018 1:53 PM
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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