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Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition Planning

Retirement experts at some agencies aren't exactly sure what they used to be. One agency requires retirement counselors to switch jobs after two or three years. Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, tells In Depth with Francis Rose why it's more important than ever to understand the retirement process yourself.

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Friday - 03/20/2015, 05:15pm EDT
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Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition Planning

Your agency's human resources department calls getting married a "life event." Life events can have a big impact on your future retirement plans and the benefits you receive. Tammy Flanagan is Senior Benefits Director for the National Institute of Transition Planning. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she answered questions people are asking about marriage.

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Friday - 03/06/2015, 05:14pm EST
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Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition Planning

You have two basic retirement-planning options with the Thrift Savings Plan. You can leave your money in, or take it out. Tammy Flanagan is Senior Benefits Director for the National Institute of Transition Planning. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she said there are pros and cons for both, but you need to think carefully before you decide what to do.

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Friday - 02/20/2015, 05:15pm EST
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Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition Planning

A unique group of federal employees has its own retirement plan that isn't part of the Civil Service Retirement System or the Federal Employee Retirement System. They're covered by a plan called the CSRS Offset plan. Tammy Flanagan is Senior Benefits Director for the National Institute of Transition Planning. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she explained how that system works and why it's easy to overlook.

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Friday - 02/06/2015, 05:28pm EST
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Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition Planning

Two congressional updates to the Federal Employee Retirement System are creating different groups of FERS employees. Those are on top of the separation between FERS employees and employees under the Civil Services Retirement System. Tammy Flanagan is Senior Benefits Director for the National Institute of Transition Planning. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she shared her expertise for the first wave of FERS employees to start retiring.

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Friday - 01/23/2015, 04:15pm EST
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Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition Planning

Good news is on the horizon for federal employees that plan to retire in 2015. The Office of Personnel Management's processing times for retirement claims are accelerating, and the agency will try for the fifth time to digitize the process. Tammy Flanagan is Senior Benefits Director for the National Institute for Transition Planning. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she shared her Top 3 for 2015. She told Federal News Radio's Sean McCalley the faster processing times will most help people retiring early in the year.

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Friday - 01/02/2015, 04:25pm EST

Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition Planning

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board estimates nearly $10 billion will leave the Thrift Savings Plan this year. The Board will consider offering investment advice because they think some of the money is leaving at the advice of outside financial planners. Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, tells In Depth with Francis Rose why some of those "free" investment planning seminars might have a hidden agenda.

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Friday - 12/12/2014, 04:21pm EST
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Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition Planning

Open season 2014 is underway. Feds who turn 65 next year are facing a decision whether or not to enroll in Medicare Part B. If they enroll, they'll be paying an additional $1,200 on top of what they already pay for Federal Employees Health Benefits Program coverage. Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the pros and cons of enrolling in Part B.

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Friday - 11/14/2014, 04:24pm EST
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Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition Planning

Today is Halloween -- The day when you have to keep an eye out for tricks and/or treats. Tammy Flanagan is Senior Benefits Director for the National Institute of Transition Planning. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she went over a quick quiz to help boost your knowledge of where to find retirement treats, and how to stay away from nasty financial tricks.

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Friday - 10/31/2014, 04:35pm EDT
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Maximizing your final hours, or, What a difference a day makes!

Does it really matter which day a federal employee decides to retire? Yes, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, and he introduces readers to the expert who's come up with a system to help feds choose their best retirement day.

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Friday - 10/10/2014, 02:00am EDT
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