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For Your Benefit

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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.

What you need to know before you go in 2012

NITP's Tammy Flanagan covers things you should know if you are planning to retire in 2012. It's never too early to start gathering your paperwork, considering your options and making those decisions.

Monday - 01/09/2012, 01:00pm EST
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Tax and benefit strategies for 2012

Co-hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan discuss what retirees and those planning to retire need to know and decide in 2012.

Monday - 01/02/2012, 08:46pm EST
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Maintaining a positive outlook during the holidays

Health and fitness consultant Patti Hudson shares holiday tips with hosts Bob Leins and John Elliot.
December 19, 2011(Encore presentation December 26, 2011)

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 01:50am EST
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Open season overview

Hosts Bob Leins and John Elliot give an overview of your health benefit plan options as Open Season 2011 draws to a close.
December 12, 2011

Monday - 12/12/2011, 07:01pm EST
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Open season, part 2

Hosts Bob Leins and John Elliot are joined by SAMBA Executive Director Walt Wilson, Deputy Executive Director Pam Cummings, and Al Schubert, vice president of managed care and health policy for VSP.
December 5, 2011

Monday - 12/05/2011, 11:11pm EST
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FEHBP open season

Insurance expert Walton Francis talks about open season for federal employees as he joins hosts Bob Leins and John Elliot.
November 28, 2011

Monday - 11/28/2011, 06:08pm EST
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Long term care and health care for feds

Hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan is joined by Paul Forte and Beth O'Brien of the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program and Aetna's Sally Scanlan and Alexis Meier.
November 21, 2011

Monday - 11/21/2011, 09:05pm EST
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Electronic medical records

Host Bob Leins and John Elliot are joined by Kaiser Permanente's Dr. Jaewon Ryu, Jeff Goldman and John Patrick. They discuss how health care is being changed by the widespread use of electronic medical records.
November 14, 2011

Monday - 11/14/2011, 08:43pm EST
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Tax Planning to Lower your Tax Liabilities

Ed Zurndorfer, CFP, joins host Bob Leins to discuss steps you can take before the end of 2011 to reduce your income taxes for the year.

November 7, 2011

Wednesday - 11/02/2011, 12:00am EDT
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Estate planning

Marc Levine, a principal of Handler-Levine, joins host Bob Leins to talk about the lifetime documents that you should have for your family's well-being.
October 24, 2011

Monday - 10/24/2011, 07:33pm EDT
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A comprehensive financial planning checklist

Hosts Bob Leins and John Elliot are joined on by certified financial planner Nick Onder.
October 3, 2011

Monday - 10/03/2011, 10:48pm EDT
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Roth TSP 'on schedule' for 2012 launch

Thrift Savings Plan Executive Director Greg Long and Tom Trabucco, the TSP's director of external affairs, answer your questions about the Thrift Savings Plan.
September 26, 2011(Encore presentation October 10, 2011)

Monday - 09/26/2011, 07:40pm EDT
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Anxious about Social Security?

Lester Austin, senior public affairs specialist at the Social Security Administration, talks about how to apply for benefits and who is eligible.
September 19, 2011

Monday - 09/19/2011, 09:42pm EDT
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Keeping financial perspective during volatile times

Hosts Bob Leins and John Elliott are joined by Joe Sullender, certified financial planner and vice-president of investments at Wells Fargo Advisors. They will talk about what you should be doing with your TSP and other investments.
September 12, 2011(Encore presentation October 17, 2011)

Monday - 09/12/2011, 10:41pm EDT
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What is a VERA and VSIP?

Host Bob Leins will talk federal benefits with Bob Braunstein, a benefits specialist at the National Institute of Transition Planning.
August 29, 2011 (Encore presentation September 5, 2011)

Monday - 08/29/2011, 06:05pm EDT
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Answers to your questions about income taxes and federal benefits

Federal Benefits Strategist and host Bob Leins answer your emails.
August 22, 2011

Tuesday - 08/23/2011, 01:03am EDT
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Estate and income tax planning

Attorney Tom O'Rourke joins host Bob Leins to talk about what you need to do to make sure your estate is in order.
August 15, 2011

Tuesday - 08/16/2011, 12:03am EDT
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Dealing with Relationships

Gerontology professor Dr. Michael Creedon talks about how to negotiate boundaries with family and friends.
August 8, 2011

Monday - 08/08/2011, 07:37pm EDT
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Crisis averted short-term with a view at the long-term impact

Federal News Radio's Senior Correspondent Mike Causey joins hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan to discuss potential changes to your federal retirement benefits.
August 1, 2011

Monday - 08/01/2011, 07:06pm EDT
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How the debt crisis could affect you, the federal employee

Host Bob Leins is joined by Schaeffer Financial co-founder Karen Schaeffer. They talk about the debt crisis from a financial planner's point of view.
July 25, 2011

Monday - 07/25/2011, 06:29pm EDT
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