Survivor benefits

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Join hosts, Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director at NITP, as they discuss an important subject: Survivor Benefits.  Do you know what will happen to your family’s finances when you’re not here?   Have you re-evaluated your life insurance lately?  What if you are married and your spouse dies first… how will you be affected?  Today’s show will focus on these important questions and more.

During Employment

  • Beneficiary designations
  • Life Insurance
  • CSRS and FERS “death in service” benefits
  • Family health benefits


  • CSRS and FERS retirement elections
    • Spouse
    • Former Spouse
    • Single
    • Insurable Interest
  • Life insurance elections
  • Health benefits coverage for your spouse
  • TSP distributions
  • Electing Social Security benefits


  • Reporting a death to OPM
  • TSP payout
  • Social Security widow and widower benefits

For questions or comments, email us in advance at or call 202-465-3080 this coming Monday.  Program begins at 10:05 ET and questions are accepted between 10:20 AM and 10:55 AM.