Retirement planning and the state of the civil service

Wednesday - 7/9/2014, 7:20pm EDT

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July 9, 2014 -- This week on "Your Turn", benefits expert John Elliott, with the National Institute of Transition Planning, joins host Mike Causey to talk about what you should be doing to prepare for retirement at all career levels: as a new fed, in mid-career, and as you approach retirement.

Topics discussed include:

  • The five-year health insurance rule
  • Do you need Medicare in retirement?
  • How can you provide for a survivor annuity?

Later in the show, Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta discusses what's happening inside government.

She talks about the state of the civil service and where it's going, including the status of the retirement-claims backlog and the pending phased-retirement program.