National Institute of Transition Planning

  • Tammy Flanagan: How to get the most out of your TSP

    If you’re lucky or wise, you’ll keep adding to your Thrift Savings Plan and it keeps growing. Should you leave it or do you put it to work for you in some other way? Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director at the National Institute of Transition Planning, offers some advice for wringing the most out of your TSP on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Surviving & thriving in Uncle Sam’s alphabet-soup programs

    Imagine you are a contestant on the popular Jeopardy quiz show, and the category is about Uncle Sam’s alphabet-soup programs for workers and retirees. Do you know the difference between CSRS and FERS?

  • Wading through the federal benefits program

    Tammy Flanagan with the National Institute of Transition Planning joins host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn to discuss Uncle Sam’s alphabet-soup federal benefits program for workers and retirees. March 22, 2017

  • Tammy Flanagan: Effects of FICA on federal employee refunds

    Many federal employees will discover in this year’s tax season that even if they received a pay raise, they will not keep all of it. Tammy Flanagan, a federal benefits expert from the National Institute of Transition Planning, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about the effects of the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) on tax refunds.

  • Tammy Flanagan: Changes ahead for feds’ pension plan?

    The defined pension plan has been a remarkably durable feature of federal civil service for a long time. But noise coming from the 115th Congress suggests big changes for the pension system. Higher employee contributions and even ending the defined benefit pension plan altogether are on the table. Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, shares her insight on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Tammy Flanagan: Last minute open season advice

    Federal employees still have to pay attention to their own health care coverage. Open season for 2017 closes midnight tonight. Federal benefits expert Tammy Flanagan joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with some last minute advice.

  • Tammy Flanagan: Open season is almost here for feds, retirees

    No matter where you are in your career, even retirement, the critical decisions never seem to stop coming up. It’s open season and long-time federal employees and retirees have to think hard about their options, and when to get into the Medicare. Insurance premiums are rising faster than salaries. For help sorting it out, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turns to retirement and benefits expert Tammy Flanagan.

  • Tammy Flanagan: When retirement planning goes wrong

    There’s an old saying. You don’t get what you deserve. You get what you negotiate. You could add, you get what you make sure you ask for. When it comes to retirement and other benefits, federal employees must be sure to word their questions accurately. Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, shares some real-life examples of what can go wrong on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Federal life insurance Open Season signals time to reevaluate health benefits

    Open Season for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program is fast approaching, but starting Sept. 1, for the first time in 10 years federal employees can enroll or increase their life insurance without a health exam, through the Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance Program.

  • Tammy Flanagan: How much life insurance do you really need?

    A rare enrollment period will open next month for the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance program. You’ll need to think about how much insurance you really need, and whether you want to keep it until retirement. Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to sort it all out.