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For Your Benefit

Mondays, 10:00 a.m.

Presenters from the National Institute of Transition Planning, the federal leader in retirement planning seminars, take your calls and emails every Monday. Each week, the show focuses on a specific area of retirement planning from financial security, taxes, federal benefits and estate planning, to life after retirement and the latest rumors. Email your questions or call the show live at 202-465-3080.

Monday marks last day of open season 2010

December 13 is the final day feds can make changes to their health care plans so tune in for some last minute advice. Colleen Murphy of Asparity Decision Solutions and Al Schubert with VSP are the guests.
December 13, 2010

Tuesday - 12/07/2010, 03:12pm EST
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Open Season crunch time: One week to go

Hosts Bob Leins and John Elliott welcome back Walton Francis, Editor, Checkbook Guide to the Health Plans for Federal Employees to discuss health plan cost changes this open season.
December 6, 2010

Thursday - 12/02/2010, 01:30pm EST
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SAMBA discusses open season options

Our discussion on open season continues with Walt Wilson and Pam Cummings from SAMBA Federal Employee Benefit Association.
November 29, 2010

Tuesday - 11/23/2010, 03:51pm EST
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Aetna discusses open season options

Tom Bernatavitz, head of Federal Plans for Aetna, joins hosts Tammy Flanagan and Bob Leins to discuss Aetna's health benefit plans for federal employees.
November 22, 2010

Friday - 11/19/2010, 01:24pm EST
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Kaiser Permanente discusses Open Season options

John Patrick, Director of Sales and Account Management for FEHB, and Jeff Goldman, Executive Director of Government Programs for Kaiser Permanente join For Your Benefit for a discussion on Open Season.
November 15, 2010

Friday - 11/12/2010, 04:34pm EST
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GEHA discusses Open Season options

On this first day of Open Season, host Tammy Flanagan welcomes Jane Overton, vice president of claims, GEHA (Government Employees Health Association).
November 8, 2010

Thursday - 11/04/2010, 03:20pm EDT
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Everything you need to know about Open Season

Hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan are joined by Walton Francis, Editor of the Checkbook Guide Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees, to discuss available health plans, what's new this year and the costs.
November 1, 2010

Friday - 10/29/2010, 12:05pm EDT
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Inside the Intelligence Community

Ellen McCarthy is President of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance and a former federal employee. She joins the show to discuss why the Intelligence Community is a great place to work for.
October 25, 2010

Friday - 10/22/2010, 12:47pm EDT
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Why should you take a retirement planning class?

Federal benefits specialist James Marshall joins For Your Benefit for an in-depth discussion on all things retirement. Do you know everything you need to know?
October 18, 2010

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 03:51pm EDT
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Roth conversion opportunities

This week, For Your Benefit examines Roth conversion opportunities involving traditional IRA's and voluntary contributions.
October 11, 2010

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 11:59am EDT
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It's Never Too Early to Think (or Worry) about Taxes!

Bob Leins and Ed Zurndorfer will talk about all things taxes, including benefits set to expire at the end fo the year, Roth IRA conversions, and income tax rates in 2011.
October 4, 2010

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 02:59pm EDT
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Retirement, Income Tax Rates, Open Season, and More!

Join hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan as they welcome back Federal News Radio's very own Mike Causey.
September 27, 2010

Thursday - 09/23/2010, 04:46pm EDT
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Two Federal Retirees: Regrets or No Regrets About Retiring?

Join hosts Bob Leins and John Elliott (also a Federal retiree!) in welcoming Vern Castle and Bob Stacy to discuss their Federal retirements.
September 20, 2010

Tuesday - 09/14/2010, 02:16pm EDT
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Lifelong Learning and Your Future Care

This week, hosts Bob Leins and John Elliott talk with retirement and career expert Mike Townshend. Tune is as they discuss two separate topics: lifelong learning and future care.
September 13, 2010

Thursday - 09/09/2010, 03:36pm EDT
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Automatic enrollment in TSP begins

This week, Greg Long and Tom Trabucco of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board take your questions about automatic enrollment in the TSP.
September 6, 2010
(Encore Presentation)

Tuesday - 08/31/2010, 08:05pm EDT
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Taxes: many new questions, many new answers

Hosts Bob Leins and John Elliott welcome back special guest, Tom O'Rourke, Attorney, Principal, Miles & Stockbridge, Rockville MD.
Aug. 30, 2010

Thursday - 08/26/2010, 04:37pm EDT
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How the Hospice Foundation of America can help you

Hosts Tammy Flanagan and Ann Vincent welcome Amy Tucci, president and CEO, Hospice Foundation of America.
Aug. 23, 2010

Thursday - 08/19/2010, 03:18pm EDT
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Are you a fed very close to retirement?

Learn what to do on this week's show with Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan.
Aug. 16, 2010

Thursday - 08/12/2010, 12:04pm EDT
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Don't miss out on international investment opportunities

This week, the gang talks about the I fund and more with Jerry Cannizzaro, President, Retirement Planning Services.
Aug. 9, 2010

Thursday - 08/05/2010, 11:52am EDT
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Automatic enrollment in TSP begins

This week, Greg Long and Tom Trabucco of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board take your questions about automatic enrollment in the TSP.
August 2, 2010

Thursday - 07/29/2010, 02:11pm EDT
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