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Does your health plan pass the BS test?

Walton Francis on what you should be looking for, and what to avoid, while navigating the open season. It could mean a lot. Take the advice and then do…

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Retiring during a global pandemic — good or bad idea?

Did you retire before the pandemic became a fact of life? Before people other than bank robbers wore (hopefully) face masks all the time, and when working…

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If COVID is the new normal — what, if any, are your options?

Some are predicting the impact of the virus on the economy, nerves and personal relations may actually trigger a tidal wave of retirements in many agencies.

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CSRS is now old enough for a Smucker’s jar

The Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) celebrated a big birthday last Friday, but there are few federal participants left in the government’s once signature pension plan.

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