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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 Thursday, 5th November 2020 by Dennis Damp

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Open season runs from November 9th through December 14th.  There are tools available to evaluate provider options, select your 2021 plan, and submit changes to OPM. Use the following resources to make an informed decision for you and your family’s health care needs. Request a Federal Retirement Report™ If you decide not to change plans in […]

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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 Monday, 19th October 2020 by Dennis Damp

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Our government reports that inflation is low, yet every time we turn around prices are increasing.  I often ponder why our COLAs, 1.3% for 2021, are so low most years when costs for essentials are increasing. We are used to paying more for everything these days so it shouldn’t be a surprise to everyone that […]

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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, 9th October 2020 by Dennis Damp

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Each year we publish a comprehensive leave record that federal employees can use to track their annual and sick leave, comp, and credit hours used. Our updated 2021 Excel Leave Chart is designed for active federal employees that are planning their retirement and need to establish realistic target retirement dates. The new Excel 2021 Leave […]

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Posted on Thursday, 1st October 2020 by Dennis Damp

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Your vote matters, regardless of who you plan to vote for. Those planning their retirement and annuitants are older and may wish to vote remotely due to the pandemic. You can always request an absentee ballot. This year a number of States have initiated new vote by mail practices and there is considerable confusion in […]

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Posted on Saturday, 26th September 2020 by Dennis Damp

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The Federal Employees Dental and Vision Program (FEDVIP) has 3.3 million enrollees including 1.7 million enrollees enrolled in both programs.  This program provides dental and vision benefits to a total of 6.9 million Federal employees, uniformed service members, retirees and their family members. Request a Federal Retirement Report™ to review projected annuity payments, income verses expenses, […]

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