For Your Benefit

Medicare Fraud: How to Protect Yourself

Host Bob Leins, CPA® and co-host Bob Braunstein, Federal Benefits Specialist at NITP, welcome Theresa Brownson and Darnetta Bascomb, Senior Medicare Patrol Project, AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly.

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Federal Open Season
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  • Best dates to retire

    Host Bob Leins, CPA welcomes Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director at NITP, and Mike Causey of Federal News Radio, to talk about the best dates to retire.

  • Preparing for federal retirement

    Host Bob Leins, CPA® welcomes Phil Gardner, Federal Benefits Specialist at NITP, Inc.  If you are a Federal employee thinking about retiring in the next 5 to 10 years, this broadcast has important information for you!

  • Deposits and redeposits for Federal Retirement: What’s that all about?!

    Join our host, Bob Leins, CPA® as he welcomes Maureen Wilkin, Federal Benefits Specialist at NITP, Inc. If you are or have been a Federal employee, this broadcast has important information.

  • Social Security disability

    Host Bob Leins and co-host John Elliott welcome Lester Austin, Retired Senior Public Affairs Specialist with the Social Security Administration, to talk about Social Security Disability.

  • Population health and wellness in the FEHB Program

    Host, Bob Leins and co-host Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director at NITP, welcome back Paula S. Jakub, RHU; CEO of The American Foreign Service Protective Association, sponsor of the Foreign Service Benefit Plan, to talk Population Health and Wellness in the FEHB Program. 

  • Hot topics in federal benefits

    Join our host Bob Leins as he welcomes Bob Braunstein, Federal Benefits Specialist, to the studio to talk about hot topics in federal benefits.

    May 15, 2017

  • Key Financial Dates for Federal Employees

    Insight by NITP, Inc. March 11, 2019 2019 –  Host Bob Leins, CPA® welcomes Greg Wagner, CFP®.   There are a number of important financial dates to keep in mind throughout the year.  Join Bob and Greg…

  • Life Insurance and CIR

    Insight by NITP, Inc. February 25, 2019 – Host Bob Leins, CPA® welcomes Shane Canfield, CEO, Worldwide Assurance for Employees of Public Agencies (WAEPA), and John Jilek, Certified Financial Planner®. Need for life insurance What is…

  • Setting Good Financial Goals

    Host Bob Leins, CPA® welcomes Joel Cundick, CFP® to kick off the New Year with financial goal setting.

  • TSP Planning for 2019

    Host Bob Leins, CPA® and co-host John Elliott, Federal Benefits Specialist at NITP, welcome John Jilek, CFP® to talk about the Thrift Savings Plan.

  • The function of life insurance

    December 17, 2018 – Host Bob Leins, CPA® and co-host Bob Braunstein, Federal Benefits Specialist with NITP, welcome Shane Canfield, CEO, Worldwide Assurance for Employees of Public Agencies (WAEPA). 

  • Roth vs. Traditional IRA – Which is better for your retirement savings?

    Host Bob Leins, CPA® welcomes Joel Cundick, CFP®, AIF®, APMA® for a discussion on Individual Retirement Accounts.

  • The 116th Congress

    Host Bob Leins, CPA® welcomes Josh Huder, Ph.D., to the studio to discuss the 116th Congress. Josh is a Senior Fellow at The Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating Federal employees about Congress and its operation

  • Top 5 Things to Know if you are Planning to Retire Soon

    What are the top five things that Federal employees need to know if they are planning to retire by the end of the year? September 19, 2016

  • The Fuel for a Happy Retirement

    This week on For Your Benefit, our host, Bob Leins welcomes Mike Townshend, transition specialist, to the studio to talk about the fuel for a happy retirement! July 11, 2016

  • Designing Life Insurance for Retirement Planning

    This week on For Your Benefit, Dave Love, CLU, CLTC with The Love Financial Group discusses life insurance plans at late or mid-career and pre-retirement ages.

    June 27, 2016

  • Managing Change

    Insight by NITP, Inc. March 4, 2019 – Host Bob Leins, CPA® welcomes Patti Hudson, Life Coach and Health Educator.  Change is inevitable.  Navigating change to get to the new normal may seem chaotic and stressful. …

  • Multigenerational Living

    Host Bob Leins, CPA® welcomes Mike Townshend transition and aging authority and founder of Carpe Diem Coaching.  Growing up in a multigenerational household himself, Mike shares firsthand experience on the topic.

  • Transition: Planning for retirement before you retire

    Host Bob Leins welcomes Mike Townshend, transition and aging authority and founder of Carpe Diem Coaching.  Mike will talk about the critical importance of planning prior to retirement.

  • Private sector job hunting: It’s much different than the Federal job hunt!

    Our host, Bob Leins welcomes Kathy Lavinder, founder of Security & Investigative Placement Consultants, a niche executive search firm, to speak about how the private sector job hunt is much different than the Federal job hunt.

  • Are you ready for retirement?

    Host Bob Leins welcomes Michael Townshend, Transition Specialist to the show to talk about the difference between being financially ready and being emotionally and socially ready. July 24, 2017

  • Five Strategies for the Superachiever About to Retire

    This week on ForYourBenefit, our hosts, Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director at NITP, welcome Christina Eanes, lifelong superachiever, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach and author of Quit Bleeping Around: 77 Secrets to Superachieving.

    January 23, 2017

  • Federal Open Season – with Kaiser Permanente

    Host Bob Leins, CPA® and co-host Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director at NITP, as they welcome guests Gavin Toner, Jennifer Williams, and Dr. Bruce Wollman from Kaiser Permanente.

  • Open Season with Dominion National Dental

    Hosts Bob Leins, CPA® and Ray Kirk, Ph.D. and Federal Benefits Specialist at NITP, welcome Jeff Schwab, Vice President of Marketing at Dominion National to the studio to focus on dental benefits.

  • The Consumers’ Checkbook Guide and FEHBP Open Season with Walton Francis

    Hosts Bob Leins, CPA® and Ray Kirk, Ph.D. and Federal Benefits Specialist at NITP, welcome insurance expert and author Walton Francis to the studio to talk about FEHBP open season.  The CHECKBOOK’s Guide shows that most families can save $2,000 or more by selecting better plan choices.

  • Open Season with GEHA – Government Employees Health Association, Inc.

    Host Bob Leins, CPA® and co-host Ray Kirk, Ph.D. and Federal Benefits Specialist at NITP, welcome Brian Sperling, Senior Account Manager, and Kathy Ross, Chief Health and Experience Officer with Government Employees Health Association, Inc. (GEHA)

  • Open Season with AETNA Federal Plans

    Host Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director NITP, welcomes Tom Bernatavitz, Vice-President of Aetna Federal Plans to the studio to discuss Aetna’s approach to this year’s Open Season.  This is the first in our series of weekly shows devoted to the range of health insurance plans available to Feds during Open Season.  Aetna offers a variety of affordable innovative plan options for Federal employees and retirees.

  • Open Season with U.S. Office of Personnel Management (USOPM)

    Host Bob Leins and co-host Bob Braunstein, Federal Benefits Specialist NITP, welcome Jay Fritz, Program Manager, Program Support and Analysis, Healthcare and Insurance, U.S. Office of Personnel Management to the studio.

  • The simply irresistible government agency for a multigenerational workforce

    Host Bob Leins and co-host Bob Braunstein welcome Dr. Bill Brantley, Adjunct Faculty at the University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence. Dr. Brantley also works in the Enterprise Training Division at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (opinions expressed today are his own and do not represent those of USPTO). June 19, 2017

  • The importance of leadership development

    Host Bob Leins and co-host John Elliott welcome Tom Fox, Vice President of Leadership and Innovation for Partnership for Public Service, a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that strives for a more effective government for the American people. June 12, 2017

  • How to cope with stress

    Host Bob Leins, CPA® welcomes Patti Hudson, Life Coach and Health Educator.  Patti will discuss coping with stress and answer the question, “Can it be helpful?”