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Benefits News

Women's health and legal issues examined

Attorney Anne Sullivan and Dr. Pat Mann join hosts Tammy Flanagan and Ann Vincent to answer your questions on a variety of subjects.
May 21, 2012

Monday - 05/21/2012, 07:39am EDT
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Retirement and insurance

Joan Melanson from Long Term Care Partners and retirement benefits specialist James Marshall will talk about the retirement and insurance options that feds should consider.
May 18, 2012

Friday - 05/18/2012, 08:40pm EDT
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House committee rejects TRICARE hikes

The Defense Department had proposed having patients pay up to 14 percent of their health care costs by 2017, compared with 10 percent now.

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 08:41am EDT

Roth TSP is NOT a Roth IRA!

Do you know the difference between a Roth IRA and the Roth TSP option? Because if you don't, it could cost you thousands of dollars in taxes and in future income when you retire, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 02:00am EDT

The A-Z of the TSP

Hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan discuss the Roth TSP with the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board's executive director, Greg Long, Director of External Affairs Kim Weaver and Assistant General Counsel Laurissa Stokes.
May 14, 2012

Monday - 05/14/2012, 03:00pm EDT
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The creature that ate your pension

If you ask the typical federal/postal worker what his or her greatest job-related fear was, many would answer they are afraid Congress will change their retirement rules and base their benefits on their highest five-year average salary. Yet the likelihood of losing the current high-three system is small compared to other, more real threats, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Friday - 05/11/2012, 02:00am EDT

Long term care insurance and more

Host Mike Causey is joined by Federal Times Senior Writer Stephen Losey and Paul Forte and Mary Lou McGuiness with Long Term Care Partners.
May 9, 2012

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 09:49pm EDT
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Pray for political inertia

What if we elected a Congress that fought all the time, couldn't agree on anything and where Democrats could hardly stand to be in the same building as Republicans, and vice versa? Well, fortunately, for federal workers we may have done that, and it could save you from taking a major pay cut over the next five years, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 02:00am EDT

The ABC's of the TSP

Hosts Bob Leins and John Elloitt discuss the Roth TSP and whether the plan is right for you.
May 7, 2012

Tuesday - 05/08/2012, 12:07am EDT
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Uncle Sam: Eagle Scout or Charlie Sheen?

Are the recent GSA and Secret Service scandals the tip of the iceberg or just business as usual? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks. Is Uncle Sam, in reality, more like Charlie Sheen than an Eagle Scout?

Friday - 05/04/2012, 02:00am EDT

Zombie government

Would changing federal retirement rules trigger a mad rush to retirement? Or would it turn the government into an institution run by tired, over- the-hill zombies, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders ... kind of like Congress.

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 02:00am EDT

This is not a drill!

After years of false alarms about benefit cuts and a brain drain, things are starting to happen, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. The federal retirement program may be the next casualty.

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 02:00am EDT

Estate planning

Estate planning specialist Marc Levine provides tips on how to prepare for your family's financial future.
April 30, 2012

Monday - 04/30/2012, 10:12pm EDT
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Reports indicate federal workers' comp long overdue for update

The federal workers' compensation program has long targeted by agency inspectors general, who have cited the program's lack of oversight and susceptibility to improper payments Some members of Congress also argue the program's benefit structure, which hasn't been meaningfully updated since the mid-1970s, has led to widespread inefficiencies.

Monday - 04/30/2012, 09:51pm EDT
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Pensions to feel bipartisan bite

For years, federal and postal workers have benefited from congressional gridlock. Efforts to cut benefits, or force people to pay more for them, were often blocked by partisan wrangling. But where your pension is concerned, the good old days may be over, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Friday - 04/27/2012, 02:00am EDT

Wall Street or Walmart: What's in your future?

Feds who retire with special skills and top-secret clearances often move into top jobs on Wall Street, with credit card companies or even back in government, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But for those stripped of their clearances, life after Uncle Sam may mean a security guard job at a box store ...

Wednesday - 04/25/2012, 02:00am EDT

How to know if you'll be happy in retirement

Career coach Mike Townshend talks about what feds should think about as they plan for their retirement.
April 23, 2012

Monday - 04/23/2012, 08:22pm EDT
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The Incredible Shrinking Postal Service

Even if you never, or hardly ever, go to a Post Office there's a good chance you went there Tuesday to mail your taxes, and get an SOS from some worried postal employees, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 02:00am EDT

The TSP program and the new federal employee

Economist Dave Redden joins host John Elliot to talk about investment options for federal employees.
April 16, 2012

Monday - 04/16/2012, 11:01pm EDT
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Economist: Roth TSP a good deal for young feds

Economist Dave Redden tells For Your Benefit that young people just starting in the federal service stand to gain the most from tax-free funds in retirement.

Monday - 04/16/2012, 02:42pm EDT
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