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How your decisions can protect your loved ones

For Your Benefit takes on the following issues this week - long term care, life and disability insurance, investing for the long and short term, and the Thrift Savings Plan.
February 14, 2011

Monday - 02/14/2011, 02:03pm EST
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Taxes, benefits, longterm care, and annuity checks

If you're a federal employee with questions about taxes or benefits, you'll want to listen to this show.
February 7, 2011

Monday - 02/07/2011, 04:12am EST
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Real deadlines loom for estimated taxes

Estimated taxes are due for 2010, but where does your TSP fit into all this? We ask Registered Employee Benefit Consultant Ed Zurndorfer.

Monday - 01/10/2011, 12:00pm EST
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More Feds Join Club Millionaire!!!

Believe it or not, the federal Thrift Savings Plan has more than 100 investors with 7-figure accounts. So, is there a 401k-plan millionaire in the next cubicle...or maybe in your car pool? Mike Causey has the numbers.

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 02:01am EST

Your NestEgg: Decoding the TSP

If you work for Uncle Sam chances are you know somebody, in fact lots of people, who are investing in the best 401k plan in America. So who is the lucky person? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says look in the mirror, then listen to his Your Turn radio show at 10 a.m. today.

Wednesday - 01/05/2011, 06:00am EST

Accidental TSP payments sent out last week

Nearly 10,000 participants received payments, some as much $10,000

Tuesday - 01/04/2011, 10:05am EST

How the Voluntary Contribution Program works

Federal benefits expert Tammy Flanagan joins host Mike Causey with details on the Voluntary Contribution Program. They'll discuss how it works, who can join it, and how it would work with a Roth option.
December 15, 2010 (Encore Presentation)

Tuesday - 12/14/2010, 03:58pm EST
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Causey with last-minute open season tips

Federal News Radio senior correspondent Mike Causey offers some last-minute tips for open season.

Monday - 12/13/2010, 05:00pm EST
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Health Premiums: When Expensive is Still Cheap

Buying a health plan simply because it has low premiums can be a big mistake unless: you have been dropped from your parents federal health plan; you are the ex-spouse of a federal worker or retiree or you are currently piggybacking on your nonfederal spouses health insurance. In that case, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, expensive can still be cheap.

Wednesday - 12/08/2010, 04:00am EST

Last-minute open season tips

Federal health benefits expert Walton Francis explains what feds need to do in the last week leading up to the open season deadline.

Tuesday - 12/07/2010, 06:22pm EST
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How to find open season resources fast

Open Season 2010 is quickly coming to a close. December 13 is the last day for feds to make changes to their health care plans. David Snell from the National Active & Retired Federal Employees group joins us to talk about the best health plan deals for feds and retirees.
December 8, 2010

Tuesday - 12/07/2010, 04:08pm EST
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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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Best buys for retirees in Open Season

Picking the right health plan next year is important if you are 30 and healthy. But if you are over 55 or retired it could be a matter of financial life-or-death. And your health insurance hunting season ends next Monday. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey lists the best buys for retirees.

Tuesday - 12/07/2010, 04:00am EST

Crazy About Your Doctor? Shop or Drop

With one week left to shop for health insurance you still have time to save yourself a lot of money next year or do nothing and maybe live to regret it. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's got some tips on getting the best deal.

Monday - 12/06/2010, 04:00am EST

Iced: TSP drops slightly as pay freeze looms

TSP returns were down last month. Pay freeze talk heats up. Certified Financial Planner Arthur Stein offers some advice.

Friday - 12/03/2010, 10:31am EST
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TSP sees slight drop in November

The November numbers for your TSP are out.

Thursday - 12/02/2010, 04:15pm EST

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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Open Season: What Plan Will You Choose?

Walt Francis, editor of Checkbook's Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees, joins FEDtalk to discuss the major changes for federal employees to their FEHBP health, vision and dental plans.
December 3, 2010

Thursday - 12/02/2010, 01:18pm EST
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Pay Freeze vs. Higher FEHBP Premiums

Next year you'll be asked to pay 2011 health premiums using your frozen 2010 pay check. That will mean an actual drop in income unless, as Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says, you pick up a bargain health plan between now and December 13.

Thursday - 12/02/2010, 04:00am EST
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