fbpx

Posted on Thursday, 12th September 2013 by Dennis Damp

Share

This is a follow-up to my last article which talked about the potential impact the new health care legislation may have on our FEHB plans. I was going to title this article “The Unintended Consequences of the Affordable Health Care Act” however that really isn’t the case. Those who drafted this plan knew full well […]

Tags: , , ,
Posted in

| Comments (0)

Posted on Friday, 30th August 2013 by Dennis Damp

Share

Many federal employees and retirees alike are concerned about being forced out of the FEHB program and into local health care exchanges that are mandated by President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. I’m not sure why it was called the Affordable Care Act when in reality insurance costs have already increased considerably across all sectors since […]

Posted in

| Comments (0)

Posted on Friday, 9th August 2013 by Dennis Damp

Share

Many FERS annuitants that retire before age 62 are eligible for an annuity supplement that will end when they reach age 62.  You may be eligible for a Special Retirement Supplement if you retire: After the Minimum Retirement Age (MRA) with 30 years of service; At age 60 with 20 years of service; or Upon […]

Posted in

| Comments (0)

Posted on Thursday, 1st August 2013 by Dennis Damp

Share

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 next […]

Posted in

| Comments (0)

Posted on Friday, 19th July 2013 by Dennis Damp

Share

We purchased a 9 year old home last year and the seller thankfully included a home warranty. Since we moved in we used the home warranty services many times saving us thousands of dollars in repairs. Recently, I renewed the contract and had to call them out shortly thereafter. When we were purchasing our new […]

Posted in

| Comments (0)

Posted on Saturday, 6th July 2013 by Dennis Damp

Share

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 executor […]

Posted in

| Comments (0)

Posted on Sunday, 23rd June 2013 by Dennis Damp

Share

Recently, due to budget cuts, OPM reduced their call-center’s hours and they are now open from 7:40 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time. To talk to a retirement consultant, report an annuitant’s death, request a duplicate 1099 R or other issues call their toll free number at 1-888-767-6738. For those in the DC area call […]

Posted in

| Comments (0)

Posted on Friday, 14th June 2013 by Dennis Damp

Share

Have you noticed how big, bright, and clear the new large flat screen digital HD TVs are these days? We purchased our first flat screen about 5 years ago and my wife and I were truly impressed with the picture; a significant improvement over the analog TVs that we grew up with. However, it didn’t […]

Posted in

| Comments (0)

google-site-verification: google7da01e5320bde85e.html Terms Of Use