Month: November 2021

Federal Retirement Benefits

What Happens to Your Federal Benefits When You Retire?

As a government employee, your federal benefits are among some of the best in the United States. Not only do you get comprehensive health coverage, but you’re also eligible for low to no cost life insurance, flexible spending accounts, and a host of other benefits.  However, as you near retirement, you may find yourself asking …

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FERS Supplement Money

Will the FERS Supplement Survive? (What You Need to Know)

If you’re a federal employee working in the United States, you’ve likely heard about the FERS supplement. This special supplement, also erroneously referred to as the ‘Social Security Supplement’ or ‘Bridge’, is designed to give those who have earned a full FERS retirement an extra source of income.  In recent years, however, Congress has talked …

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Medicare Enrollment Form

Should a Federal Employee Enroll in Medicare? (Medicare vs FEHB)

If you’re a FERS (Federal Employee Retirement System) or CSRS (Civil Service Retirement System) employee, you’re likely aware of the government-provided health benefits that you’re eligible for. What you may not know, however, is that most working-class adults are automatically enrolled in Medicare Part A. For federal employees who already have health insurance provided through …

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Covid Vaccine Mandate

Vaccination Mandate Halted for U.S. Postal Service

On November 6, 2021, federal appeals court temporarily blocked the Biden administration’s vaccine rule for private businesses, which applies to the U.S. Postal Service, reports The Wall Street Journal. The Fifth Circuit issued the ruling.  Thousands of federal employees have requested religious exemptions for the vaccine mandate, reported The Washington Post on Sunday. “The process could take …

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OPM Process Timeline

The OPM Retirement Process Timeline – What You Should Know

There’s always one big question that pops up in a person’s mind when they begin planning for retirement:  “How much time do I have left?”  However, for Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) employees, this timeline is relatively set in stone.  So how long does OPM take to process …

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