Fear of Losing Benefits (by Tammy Flanagan)

Recently, Government Executive’s research unit, the Government Business Council, conducted an in-depth research study of federal employees. The results revealed some interesting trends.

Most of the people who responded to the survey (68 percent) were planning to retire within the next five years, with another 25 percent saying they were likely to leave government within the next 15 years. These are typical of the audiences I address at pre-retirement or mid-career planning seminars. Nearly 900 people took the survey, representing more than 30 civilian federal agencies and defense organizations. Read more

OPM Policy Change on Divorce Matters – URGENT (by: Dan Jamison)

OPM has silently changed the way that they process divorce court orders.  If you have been divorced, and a portion of your annuity was awarded to your former spouse, YOU MUST READ THIS.

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Federal Long-Term Care Premiums Rising by Triple Digits

Planning for Long Term Care is such an important component of your retirement plan.  However, the continual rate increases of the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program are a major cause of concern among federal employees.  Enrollees are facing an average increase of 83% in 2016. Read more