Official OPM Guidance on Coverage for Same Sex Spouses

By on July 3, 2013 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

OPM has officially released guidance on coverage for same sex spouses in light of the recent Supreme Court Decision on DOMA.

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Supreme Court Sides with Ex-Spouse in FEGLI Benefits Case

By on June 3, 2013 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

Apparently finding a legal issue they could almost completely agree on, the Supreme Court has ruled in the case of a current and former spouse warring over the proceeds of a deceased fed’s FEGLIA (Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance Act of 1954). The case has important implications for federal employees naming beneficiaries.

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Life Insurance: The Good, the Bad, and the FEGLI

By on June 14, 2012 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

The author outlines different kinds of life insurance available, considerations to make in deciding whether to purchase life insurance, and how the Federal Employee Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) option fits into the decision.

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10 Potential Mistakes To Avoid When Considering Retirement

By on March 27, 2012 in Retirement with 0 Comments

The author outlines ten common mistakes federal retirees should strive to avoid to get the most out of their retirement benefits.

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No FEGLI Open Season In Near Future

By on December 11, 2011 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

According to an OPM source, there will be no FEGLI open season in the near future.

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OPM Announces New FEGLI Premiums

By on November 10, 2011 in Human Resources, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

OPM has released the new premiums for the Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) categories. The new rates will be effective the first pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2012.

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What’s Left of Your CSRS or FERS Pension?

By on June 10, 2011 in Retirement with 0 Comments

If you’re close to retirement, you’ve probably calculated your FERS or CSRS Pension. But did you remember to consider these important reductions in your retirement planning?

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What is FEGLI and How Does It Benefit a Federal Employee?

By on October 29, 2010 in Human Resources, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

Changes have been made to the federal FEGLI program. What is FEGLI and what are the changes? Here is a summary.

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Financial Numbers That Impact Federal Employees

By on December 17, 2009 in Retirement with 0 Comments

We are in that time of year when Congress, the White House and others announce numbers for the next year. The number in which current employees are most interested was just announced – the “comparability increase” (aka your raise) will be about 2%. Here is how this raise compares with other numbers that impact you and your family.

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