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TSP board updates rules to recognize same-sex marriages

Updated Thrift Savings Plan regulations would allow the same-sex spouse of a TSP participant to collect death benefits as long as they were married in a state that recognizes same-sex unions, regardless of where they live currently.

Tags: same-sex benefits , TSP , FRTIB , Jack Moore

Friday - 09/20/2013, 06:51pm EDT

Estate planning and the impact of the DOMA ruling

Marc Levine, a principal at Handler and Levine, LLC, discusses the Defense of Marriage Act law and its influence on estate planning and income tax planning going forward.
August 12, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , estate planning , Marc Levine , income tax planning , Handler-Levine , Bob Leins , For Your Benefit

Monday - 08/12/2013, 10:01pm EDT

OPM encouraging managers to prepare for post-DOMA benefit changes

The Supreme Court struck down parts of DOMA on June 26. Federal managers now must decide how to recognize legal same-sex marriages. Agencies also must update their enrollment systems to include same-sex spouses and their children.

Tags: OPM , pay and benefits , workforce , benefits , Bruce Elliot , Society for Human Resources Management , Cogan Schneier

Monday - 07/08/2013, 07:41pm EDT

Phased retirement - the bottom line

Co-hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan answer your calls and emails about phased retirement.
July 1, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , phased retirement , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , NITP , annuity , Gov Exec , For Your Benefit , same-sex benefits

Monday - 07/01/2013, 10:05pm EDT

Feds in same-sex marriages given 60 days to update benefits

Federal employees in same-sex marriages have until August 26 to make changes to their health and life insurance among other benefits, according to a new memo from acting OPM Director Elaine Kaplan. Same-sex spouses of federal employees are now eligible for coverage under under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP), Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI), Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP), and Federal Long-term Care Insurance.

Tags: pay and benefits , benefits , OPM , workforce , Elaine Kaplan , same-sex benefits , FEHBP , FEDVIP , Jack Moore

Friday - 06/28/2013, 06:50pm EDT

Supreme Court's DOMA decision grants thousands of feds access to benefits

With the Supreme Court's overturning of the Defense of Marriage Act, same-sex spouses of both federal employees and military personnel will be eligible for the same benefits previously only available to opposite-sex couples.

Tags: workforce , management , pay and benefits , same-sex marriage , Chuck Hagel , Elaine Kaplan , defense , NTEU , AFGE , OPM , Melissa Dawkins

Wednesday - 06/26/2013, 07:30pm EDT

Military's same-sex couples seek overturn of DOMA

If the high court strikes down the DOMA, the ruling could bring sweeping changes to the way the military treats widows and widowers.

Tags: DoD ,

Wednesday - 03/27/2013, 08:06am EDT

Pets-Over-Partners Policy Muzzled

Pets over people. Discrimination in the federal health insurance program. Sounds outrageous but Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it's all a mistake.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , FEHBP , pet coverage ,

Wednesday - 10/20/2010, 04:00am EDT

Domestic Partner Benefits

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says that straight and gay workers in most federal agencies may have to wait a while - a long while - before they get the same domestic partner benefits that have been extended to State Department's Foreign Service staff.

Tags: P&B , domestic partner , Foreign Service , State , Mike Causey

Friday - 07/17/2009, 04:00am EDT
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