Martin Van der Does​

Martin has been with Federal Benefit Advisory since 2007. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in the financial services industry. He is a trusted expert among financial professionals. Martin enjoys helping federal and postal employees build confidence to make sound retirement planning decisions. He knows first-hand the challenges that many face as they plan for and approach retirement. He believes helping employees understand the complexities of their benefits and making informed decisions are the first steps to creating and living a successful retirement.

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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FEGLI Rate Increase

The FEGLI Rate Increase — What Does It Mean for You?

As a Federal Government employee, the Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) program is an option for familial security during retirement. If you’re enrolled in FEGLI, however, you should get prepared for the new premium insurance rate increase. This increase goes into effect the first pay period after October 1st, 2021, so you’re likely stuck …

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Early retirement for Federal Employees

What Does Early Retirement Mean for Federal Employees? (Top 3 Things)

Once you realize that you’re looking forward to retirement years before you’re actually eligible to retire, working (whether you love your job or not) becomes much less exciting. Instead, most of your days are spent counting down to the moment you can retire and collect annuity from the comfort of your own home. Eventually, you …

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