Benefits

  • Friday Fun Day

    Today’s weather wasn’t too bad. It’s a nice taste of what’s to come as we begin to thaw. Unfortunately, it won’t last! Expect bitter cold temperatures to return this weekend. But there are still plenty…

  • Security Clearance Plan

    The security clearance process for feds has been improving over the past several months, but now the Obama Administration is looking to hire six-thousand new employees. Tim McManus is Vice President of Education and Outreach…

  • TSP Board Meeting

    The board that oversees the TSP had their first meeting of the year. We get an update on the meeting, what’s coming up in the newsletter and investment numbers with Tom Trabucco, Director of External…

  • TSP Board Meeting

    The board that oversees the TSP had their first meeting of the year. We get an update on the meeting, what’s coming up in the newsletter and investment numbers with Tom Trabucco, Director of External…

  • Instant Depression

    Want to depress a friend or coworker? If so, ask him or her how their 401(k) plan did in 2008 because Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has the numbers.

  • Instant Depression

    Want to depress a friend or coworker? If so, ask him or her how their 401(k) plan did in 2008 because Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has the numbers.

  • For Your Benefit – January 5th, 2009

    Bob Leins, Tammy Flanagan and John Elliott host Mike Causey to discuss ”Looking ahead at 2009”

  • Open Season: To Change Or Not To Change

    The health insurance open season has been extended. FederalNewsRadio listeners and readers got the first alert last Friday. So what does it mean? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey provides a checklist.

  • Checking on Your TSP

    It’s nearing the end of the year and we want to keep you up to date on all the retirement news for your TSP account. Tom Trabucco, director of external affairs for the Thrift Saving…

  • FEHB: It’s More Than Just Health

    During this Open Season, you can also make changes to your dental and vision coverage. Rule of thumb, says Walton Francis of CHECKBOOK’s Guide to Federal Health Plans, is that vision plans cover one pair…

  • ‘Tis a Gift It’s So Simple

    Here’s a great opportunity for you to take a moment and reflect. Yes, of course it’s time to think about what we’re grateful for, but it’s also a great opportunity for all feds to think…

  • Don’t DO That

    In responding to a reader’s question about which plan to choose, Walton Francis, author of CHECKBOOK’s Guide to Federal Health Plans says “the dumb thing you can do would be to stay in a plan,…

  • Ch… Ch… Ch… Changes

    There aren’t many new plans this year, but CHECKBOOK’s Guide to Federal Health Plans author, Walton Francis says United Health Care has a new high-deductable consumer driven plan. The big news for the season, says…

  • Five Quick Tips

    FederalNewsRadio had a quick chat with registered employee benefit consultant Ed Zurndorfer about open season. He offers up these quick tips: Do not shop around based on premium costs. Find out how their plan was…