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Pay, pension and TSP 'take-aways' you didn't order

In England and in some parts of this country, a "take away" is when you order a popular fast food and take it home with you. In Washington "take away" is the legislative-political equivalent of bend-over-and-smile-this-is-going-to-hurt-you-more-than-me, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Congress , budget , pay and benefits , health care , TSP , G-fund , Federal Report , House Budget Committee

Friday - 03/27/2015, 02:00am EDT

House budget targets federal benefits, seeks smaller civilian workforce

The Fiscal Year 2016 budget the House passed Wednesday calls on federal employees to make greater contributions to their retirement plans, while altering the Thrift Savings Plan's G Fund. The budget also seeks to reduce the civilian workforce by 10 percent over the next 10 years through attrition.

Tags: budget , House , Tom Price , management , IRS , workforce , retirement , USPS , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 03/26/2015, 10:28am EDT

Most TSP funds rise in February

All but one Thrift Savings Plan fund made steady progress last month. The fixed income F Fund lost 0.91 percent.

Tags: TSP , retirement , money , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , Emily Kopp

Monday - 03/02/2015, 12:47pm EST

Some TSP funds dip into the negative after November rebound

After a month of growth for all Thrift Savings Plan funds, December saw some federal retirement accounts dipping into the negative.

Tags: TSP , pay and benefits , Federal Thrift Investment Board

Friday - 01/02/2015, 03:51pm EST

Ringing out 2014 and ringing in 2015

We reflect on events of 2014 and how they affected your federal employment/retirement and we look ahead to 2015.

Tags: For Your Benefit , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , Mike Causey , retirement , phased retirement , pay & benefits

Wednesday - 12/24/2014, 02:20pm EST
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Are you in the wrong health care plan?

Health plan expert Walton Francis says that about half of all federal employees are paying too much for heath care. Now that it's Open Season, feds have a chance to turn that around.

Tags: Walt Francis , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees , open season , health care , workforce , retirement , Michael OConnell

Monday - 11/10/2014, 04:59pm EST
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Open Season continues with Kaiser Permanente

This week on the For Your Benefit radio show, hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan welcome John Patrick, FEHB director for Kaiser Permanente for the Maryland/Washington, D.C./Virginia region to the show. This is the latest in our series of weekly shows devoted to the range of health insurance plans available to feds during Open Season.

Tags: open season , Kaiser Permanente , For Your Benefit , FEHP , health care , pay and benefits , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , John Patrick

Monday - 12/01/2014, 09:15am 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.

Tags: Tammy Flanagan , open season , Medicare Part B , National Institute of Transition Planning , In Depth , Francis Rose , health care

Friday - 11/14/2014, 04:24pm EST
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Caped Crusader confesses all

Holy Open Season! Senior Correspondent Mike Causey takes a look in the mirror and finds a run in his superhero tights.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , open season , retirement

Friday - 11/14/2014, 02:00am EST

Good news/bad news about your health plan

It's your usual good news/bad news situation when it comes to open season for feds choosing which health plans make the most sense and save the most money for them, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , Walt Francis , open season , retirement , health ,

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 02:00am EST
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