Posts Tagged: Benefits

Projecting your Retirement Annuity & Survivor’s Benefit

Everyone planning their retirement needs to know how much they will have to live on in retirement and how much their spouse’s survivor benefit will be. Frank Cullen, a retired federal manager, friend, and former associate, sent me a comprehensive spreadsheet prior to my retirement that projected my annuity and survivor benefit for the nextRead… Read more »

FEGLI Clarifications and Coverage Verification

I’ve received many emails over the years from annuitants, spouses of deceased annuitants, and estate executors that weren’t aware of the annuitant’s coverage and/or beneficiaries. A number of annuitants forget what coverage they elected (if any) or who they designated as beneficiary. There are a number of things that you, your spouse, and estate executorRead… Read more »

Your Thrift Savings Plan: By the Numbers

2012 was a banner year for the Thrift Savings Plan. Funds across the board saw marked improvements. Kim Weaver is the Director of External Affairs the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. She told Chris Dorobek on the DorobekINSIDER program that the 2012 returns aren’t something you should wave a stick at. But before we getRead… Read more »

Is Postal Service Doomed to be Broke?

The Postal Service has a money problem. A big one. And there aren’t simple solutions. The Government Accountability Office has looked at the problem and has made recommendations to Congress. Frank Todisco is the GAO’s Chief Actuary. He told Chris Dorobek on the DorobekINSIDER program what the real issue is for USPS. “USPS provides retireesRead… Read more »

Maps: Where Design and Data Meet

Maps: Where Design and Data Meet From store locators to Google navigation tools, interactive maps have become an integral part of our daily lives. Maps are also appearing more frequently on organization websites. Visualizing information in a geographical framework can be a powerful tool for advocacy, government and educational groups. And, in the past coupleRead… Read more »

Federal Benefits Become a Fixture in the Fiscal Cliff Debate – Plus the DorobekINSIDER’s 7 Stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: What do you think of the role of the CIO in your office? Is s/he the tech expert in command of the IT staff or a top executive involved in strategic business decisions (or both)? Is s/he a peer or a subordinate to the CFO? Does the answer to these questionsRead… Read more »

The Pay Debate is back – do you make more or less? Plus your Debate Prep Guide

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: Iran’s recent state-sponsored denial of service attacks on US Banks are just the latest cybersecurity threats making the news. So what’s new? What the Defense Department’s role? And how do you get ahead of the innovative hactivisits? Insights from the director of security strategies at Imperva – Rob Rachwald. Click hereRead… Read more »

Are feds caught in the presidential election crosshairs? Plus your Weekend Reads!

Welcome to GovLoop Insights Issue of the Week with Chris Dorobek where each week, our goal is to find an issue — a person — an idea — then helped define the past 7-days… and we work to find an issue that will also will have an impact on the days, weeks and months ahead.Read… Read more »

Never too young to plan – TSP and beyond

Next generation of Government Summit — Never Too Young to Plan – Financial Planning from TSP to Insurance Nicolas Troy Abrams, Founder, AJW Financial Partners Erin Doyle, Benefits Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs Rebecca Schreiber, Certified Financial Planner, Solid Ground Financial Planning Bobby Whiteside, Client 4 Life Insurance and Financial Services Getting your hands aroundRead… Read more »

Partial Retirement — Can’t just spend your days golfing?

A new phased retirement option has been approved by Congress and signed into law by President Obama. The Federal Employee Phased Retirement Act represents a significant change in how federal employees and agencies will plan for retirement. Employees can now take phased retirement for a few years at the end of a career. Steve LoseyRead… Read more »