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The Five Biggest Retirement Decisions Feds Have To Make

By on July 31, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The Five Biggest Retirement Decisions Feds Have To Make

The author lists five important decisions that he says are likely the most important for federal employees in their retirement planning.

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Segmentation in the FEHB Program

By on June 28, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Segmentation in the FEHB Program

Self plus one premiums in FEHB are often higher than you might expect. The author says it’s due in part to segmenting in the insurance underwriting process.

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Who’s to Blame? Will Feds be Culpable for Lower Income and Lost Benefits?

By on June 5, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Who’s to Blame? Will Feds be Culpable for Lower Income and Lost Benefits?

Recent news about proposed benefits cuts has many current and former federal employees worried. How might they impact one’s retirement if enacted?

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Will My Federal Retirement Benefits Be a Meaningful Source of Income for Me?

By on May 22, 2018 in Pay & Benefits, Q&A with 0 Comments
Will My Federal Retirement Benefits Be a Meaningful Source of Income for Me?

I entered federal service late in my working life (at age 52). Will my federal retirement benefits be a meaningful source of income for me?

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How To Keep Your FEHB (Health Insurance) When You Retire

By on May 6, 2018 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
How To Keep Your FEHB (Health Insurance) When You Retire

In order to carry FEHB coverage into retirement, you must meet these requirements. The author also addresses some questions federal employees are likely to have.

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OPM Standardizes FEHB Plan Options

By on April 30, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
OPM Standardizes FEHB Plan Options

OPM has issued a new rule which it says will increase the number of FEHB plan options and potentially help lower costs.

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Health Insurance Costs for Feds: Self + 1

By on April 17, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Health Insurance Costs for Feds: Self + 1

How does Medicare factor into the cost of self + 1 insurance under FEHB? The author looks at some numbers.

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Marrying Before or After Your Federal Retirement: Pros vs. Cons

By on March 14, 2018 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Marrying Before or After Your Federal Retirement: Pros vs. Cons

I’m retiring in a few years and I’m in a long-term relationship, but I’m not married. What are the pros and cons of marrying before or after retirement?

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Are Abnormally Successful Feds Faking Their Own Death for Financial Gains?

By on February 21, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Are Abnormally Successful Feds Faking Their Own Death for Financial Gains?

How would your spouse get by in retirement if you were to pass away? The author discusses how imagining this scenario can help with your retirement planning.

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What’s the Impact of the [PROPOSED] FERS Benefit Cuts?

By on February 18, 2018 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
What’s the Impact of the [PROPOSED] FERS Benefit Cuts?

The White House’s 2019 budget outlined a number of proposed cuts to federal employees’ benefits. How much of an impact would these have on your retirement?

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