Retirement

  • GEHA discusses Open Season options

    On this first day of Open Season, host Tammy Flanagan welcomes Jane Overton, vice president of claims, GEHA (Government Employees Health Association). November 8, 2010

  • Everything you need to know about Open Season

    Hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan are joined by Walton Francis, Editor of the Checkbook Guide Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees, to discuss available health plans, what’s new this year and the costs.November 1, 2010

  • Warning: Retirement disaster ahead

    The Wall Street Journal reports that a study by Research Affiliates found that returns on stocks and bonds fall short of what big pension funds are expecting.

  • Inside the Intelligence Community

    Ellen McCarthy is President of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance and a former federal employee. She joins the show to discuss why the Intelligence Community is a great place to work for. October 25, 2010

  • Why should you take a retirement planning class?

    Federal benefits specialist James Marshall joins For Your Benefit for an in-depth discussion on all things retirement. Do you know everything you need to know? October 18, 2010

  • How the Voluntary Contribution Program works

    Federal benefits expert Tammy Flanagan joins host Mike Causey with details on the Voluntary Contribution Program. They’ll discuss how it works, who can join it, and how it would work with a Roth option. October 13, 2010

  • Roth conversion opportunities

    This week, For Your Benefit examines Roth conversion opportunities involving traditional IRA’s and voluntary contributions. October 11, 2010

  • It’s Never Too Early to Think (or Worry) about Taxes!

    Bob Leins and Ed Zurndorfer will talk about all things taxes, including benefits set to expire at the end fo the year, Roth IRA conversions, and income tax rates in 2011. October 4, 2010

  • Tales from the Retirement Crypt

    Are you going to spend your first months in retirement traveling, playing or relaxing…or will you become obsessed with watching your bank balance? Mike Causey says that is what happens to a growing number of retirees.

  • Carper bill allows USPS to recoup billions

    A bill by Sen. Thomas Carper (D-Del.) aims to save the Postal Service from mounting debt with the POST Act.

  • Retirement, Income Tax Rates, Open Season, and More!

    Join hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan as they welcome back Federal News Radio’s very own Mike Causey. September 27, 2010

  • Two Federal Retirees: Regrets or No Regrets About Retiring?

    Join hosts Bob Leins and John Elliott (also a Federal retiree!) in welcoming Vern Castle and Bob Stacy to discuss their Federal retirements. September 20, 2010

  • Lifelong Learning and Your Future Care

    This week, hosts Bob Leins and John Elliott talk with retirement and career expert Mike Townshend. Tune is as they discuss two separate topics: lifelong learning and future care. September 13, 2010

  • Automatic enrollment in TSP begins

    This week, Greg Long and Tom Trabucco of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board take your questions about automatic enrollment in the TSP. September 6, 2010 (Encore Presentation)