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TSP scores high, flexible spending low in latest employee benefits survey

While federal employees gave high marks on usefulness and importance to the Thrift Savings Plan, only a small percentage said they had flexible spending accounts, because they saw little value in the program. The results are part of a survey that the Office of Personnel Management has been doing since 2004 to gauge feds' opinions on the health and wellness benefits it offers.

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Thrift Savings Plan Ticker
Jul 10, 2014 Close Change YTD
L Income 17.2228 -0.02 2.46%
L 2020 22.6406 -0.07 4.14%
L 2030 24.5216 -0.10 4.91%
L 2040 26.0658 -0.12 5.43%
L 2050 14.8123 -0.08 5.89%
G Fund 14.4629 0.00 1.17%
F Fund 16.4093 0.02 4.37%
C Fund 25.6639 -0.11 7.18%
S Fund 35.1616 -0.22 6.21%
I Fund 26.4832 -0.26 5.06%
Closing price updated at approx 6pm EST. each business day. More at tsp.gov.

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