For Your Benefit

Host Bob Leins and presenters from the National Institute of Transition Planning, the federal leader in retirement planning seminars focus on a specific area of retirement planning from financial security, taxes, federal benefits and estate planning, to life after retirement.


Latest Podcasts / Episodes

  • April 5, 2021 on ForYourBenefit, host Bob Leins, CPA® welcomes Ray Kirk, Ph.D., Federal Benefits Specialist, for a discussion of financial literacy. The definition of financial literacy and the basic steps to becoming financially literate.…
    April 6, 2021
  • March 29, 2021 on ForYourBenefit, host Bob Leins, CPA® welcomes Mr. David Santana from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Understand your Medicare coverage choices to maximize your benefits Evaluate the cost of enrolling…
    March 29, 2021
  • March 22, 2021 on ForYourBenefit, host Bob Leins, CPA® welcomes David Melton, Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration, to answer frequently asked questions. Are Social Security offices open? What are mySocialSecurity accounts? What should I…
    March 22, 2021
  • March 15, 2021 on ForYourBenefit, host Bob Leins, CPA® welcomes Kari Utz-Wolsky, Nutrition and Conditioning Specialist, CFT, SPN, SSC (ISSA). Feeling stressed and anxious?  Learn how a detox can improve your mental health too. Do…
    March 15, 2021
  • March 8, 2021 on ForYourBenefit, host Bob Leins, CPA® welcomes Karen Schaeffer, CFP®. Topics include: Strategies for coping with reduced income Cautions about the Cares Act TSP missteps Making good decisions while stressed Embracing the…
    March 8, 2021
  • March 1, 2021 on ForYourBenefit, host Bob Leins, CPA® welcomes Stephanie Baker, Senior Vice President, Member Services and Stacy Outlaw, Senior Vice President, Marketing at WAEPA. As the interview will take place on the first…
    March 1, 2021
  • February 22, 2021 on ForYourBenefit, host Bob Leins, CPA® welcomes Marc Levine, Esquire, Handler & Levine, LLC. Using Powers of Attorney What Kinds of Powers Do You Need? Who Do You Pick? – Why Is…
    February 22, 2021
  • February 15, 2021 on ForYourBenefit, host Bob Leins, CPA® welcomes Josh Huder, Ph.D., to discuss the 117th Congress.  Josh is a Senior Fellow at The Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University, a non-profit organization dedicated to…
    February 15, 2021
  • February 8, 2021 on ForYourBenefit, host Bob Leins, CPA® welcomes Herb Casey, Federal Benefits Specialist, to talk about how you can prepare for transitioning to life after your Federal career. Retirement readiness assessment: What will…
    February 8, 2021
  • February 1, 2021 on ForYourBenefit, host Bob Leins, CPA® welcomes Tom O’Rourke. It’s the beginning of tax season. Today’s program will focus on updates for this year and more. Is the 2020 Stimulus payment taxable?…
    February 1, 2021
  • January 25, 2021 on ForYourBenefit, host Bob Leins, CPA® welcomes Bob Braunstein, Federal Benefits Specialist. New health, dental and vision plans A major new TSP feature Increased pay for employees and retirees Temporary AL Carryover…
    January 25, 2021
  • January 25, 2021 on ForYourBenefit, host Bob Leins, CPA® welcomes Bob Braunstein, Federal Benefits Specialist. New health, dental and vision plans A major new TSP feature Increased pay for employees and retirees Temporary AL Carryover…
    January 25, 2021
  • January 18, 2021 on ForYourBenefit, host Bob Leins, CPA® welcomes Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director at NITP, Inc. to talk about the changes to Thrift Savings Plan for 2021 and the Voluntary Contributions Program (VCP).…
    January 18, 2021
  • January 11, 2021 on ForYourBenefit, host Bob Leins, CPA® and co-host Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director at NITP, Inc. welcome back Paula S. Jakub, RHU; CEO of The American Foreign Service Protective Association, sponsor of…
    January 11, 2021