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Posted on Tuesday, 19th January 2021 by Dennis Damp

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Our 1099R Tax Forms typically aren’t available until the end of January by regular mail. Registered users of OPM’s Retirement Services Website can download their 1099R NOW! I visited the site on January 19, 2021 and downloaded my copy early to use for my 2020 tax return. You must be registered to use their site. […]

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Posted on Friday, 1st January 2021 by Dennis Damp

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Those planning to retire soon will benefit somewhat from the small 1% federal employee’s pay raise this year. Primarily, your annual leave buy back will be at the new pay rate starting the first pay period of 2021. If you plan on staying another year or longer the raise will increase your high three average […]

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Posted on Monday, 7th December 2020 by Dennis Damp

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As the 2021 FEHB Open Season draws to a close Monday, December 14th, there’s still time to look for a new plan or confirm your existing plan is the right choice. Here are a few things to consider. Enrollment status – 90% of the time self-plus-one enrollment is cheaper than self-family enrollment, but not always. […]

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Posted on Thursday, 19th November 2020 by Dennis Damp

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This Open Season, federal retirees have new Medicare Advantage Part C (MA) plans to consider joining. Our analysis shows these offerings are an outstanding value. Let’s spend some time discussing how they work, how much you could save by joining one, and how to enroll. Aetna, Kaiser, and UnitedHealthcare now offer MA plans designed only […]

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Posted on Thursday, 12th November 2020 by Dennis Damp

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The 2021 FEHB Open Season runs from Monday, November 9th through December 14th and now is a good time to look at the changes facing retirees this year and to share some important advice to help you select the plan that’s right for you, which could possibly save you thousands of dollars. Request Your Personalized […]

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Posted on Friday, 23rd October 2020 by Dennis Damp

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Many annuitants change to a lower cost FEHB plan because most plans waive the majority of the deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance payments when you sign up for Medicare Part A & B. These low cost FEHB plans are often considered when enrolling in Medicare. Request Your Personalized Federal Retirement Report™ Today The Advantage of Signing […]

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Posted on Tuesday, 13th October 2020 by Dennis Damp

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I reported in mid-September that the 2021 COLA was projected to be anywhere from .44% to as high as 1.2% according to Kiplinger’s. The Social Security Administration announced a 1.3% COLA increase on October 13th for 2020. CSRS and FERS annuitants will receive the full 1.3% this year. View the table of all COLAs from […]

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Posted on Friday, 18th September 2020 by Dennis Damp

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I receive many questions this time of year about the retirement process and required forms. It can take several months for HR to process your papers and send them to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for final determination of your claim. Many federal and postal workers elect to retire at end of year because […]

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