Federal Employee Benefits

What Federal Employees Should Do 1 Year Before Retirement

What Federal Employees Should Do 1 Year Before Retirement

Although, as a federal employee, you should begin planning for retirement years before you hand in your application, the year before retirement is critical to set yourself up for the transition. This period is essential since you’ll have limited timeContinue reading “What Federal Employees Should Do 1 Year Before Retirement”

Quickstart Guide To Medicare For Federal Employees

Quickstart Guide To Medicare For Federal Employees

As healthcare costs continue to rise, it’s no surprise that federal employees nearing retirement have many questions surrounding Medicare. And while most are familiar with their Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB), many are not familiar with Medicare even though they’llContinue reading “Quickstart Guide To Medicare For Federal Employees”

How Will Your Federal Retirement Benefits Be Taxed?

How Will Your Federal Retirement Benefits Be Taxed?

Many federal employees don’t realize the impact that taxes will have on their retirement income. But the truth is that if not factored into your retirement planning, taxes can destroy your financial plan. Even if retirement is many years away,Continue reading “How Will Your Federal Retirement Benefits Be Taxed?”

Can You Convert The Traditional TSP To Roth?

Can You Convert Your Traditional TSP To The Roth?

As a federal employee, there are some major advantages to contributing to the TSP, such as having the choice of making pre-tax (Traditional TSP) or/and post-tax contributions (Roth TSP). Being able to select how you want your contributions treated forContinue reading “Can You Convert Your Traditional TSP To The Roth?”

Can Federal LEOs Elect the Postponed Or Deferred Retirement?

Can Federal LEOs Elect the Postponed Or Deferred Retirement?

Although we have covered the enhanced retirement benefits for LEOs and the FERS early retirement options (Postponed and Deferred), we haven’t reviewed whether LEOs can retire under one of these early retirement options. And while many LEOs will retire underContinue reading “Can Federal LEOs Elect the Postponed Or Deferred Retirement?”

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