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Posted on Saturday, 29th May 2021 by Dennis Damp

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We all must become a patient advocate when a family member is undergoing treatment for serious illness. There are times when you have to be your own advocate, and perform the due diligence needed to receive the best treatment possible. Physicians have a lot on their plate and out of necessity often rely on a […]

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Posted on Friday, 2nd April 2021 by Dennis Damp

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I’ve been writing my retirement planning column for close to two decades and during this time received numerous candid queries from friends and subscribers concerning their retirement fears. These concerns often cause federal employees to delay their departure until they resolve the conflict or simply throw the dice and leave. Request a 27 page Federal Retirement […]

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Posted on Thursday, 28th January 2021 by Dennis Damp

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Those approaching retirement and retirees are the most susceptible to COVID-19 infection. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, COVID-19 is deadliest among older populations. In fact, through January 21, 93 percent of COVID-19 deaths nationwide have occurred among those ages 55 or older. Request a 27 page Federal Retirement Report™ today. A one […]

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Posted on Saturday, 19th December 2020 by Dennis Damp

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The year started off with a bang: market up, unemployment the lowest it had been in decades, and hopes were high for the new year.  That changed course abruptly when COVID overtook life as we knew it, yet we persevered and are on the road to recovery at years end thanks to the Warp Speed […]

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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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Posted on Thursday, 4th June 2020 by Dennis Damp

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Last week’s article titled “Prescription Coverage Dilemma” described problems I encountered filling a prescription I’ve used for the past five years. The process used to fill non-preferred scripts is convoluted, and all parties suffer the consequences. I received many comments from last week’s column describing similar problems. Request Your Personal Federal Retirement Report™ Today One […]

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Posted on Monday, 1st June 2020 by Dennis Damp

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There are many things to consider when evaluating our Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) in preparation for the next Open Season: plan cost, doctor accessibility, prescription copayments and availability, coverage for current medical conditions, and so much more. Even with considerable review and research we get blindsided by unusual situations. Attend a 2-Hour Benefits Briefing […]

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Posted on Friday, 3rd April 2020 by Dennis Damp

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The administration is considering new options to combat the Coronavirus including the wearing of facemasks for the general population when they go out and about. The CDC may soon recommend that everyone wear face coverings in public settings when they go to a pharmacy, grocery or other public places.  Essentially, they are concerned that those […]

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