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  • Tammy Flanagan with the National Institute of Transition Planning joins host Mike Causey to discuss what you should consider as you plan your retirement from the federal government. August 12, 2015

    August 11, 2015
  • Premiums are going up for new enrollees to the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program. The average increase is about 30 percent — but it depends on your age and your policy. Tammy Flanagan is senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning. She tells In Depth with Francis Rose that price hikes to the long term care insurance are just one example where your expenses during retirement might be higher than you expected.

    August 07, 2015
  • Fewer than 70 percent of retirement claims are processed in less than 60 days at the Office of Personnel Management, and estimating just how much you'll get in retirement benefits can take a long time. Tammy Flanagan is the Senior Benefits Director for the National Institute of Transition Planning. She says it's smart to have an idea about what your benefits will look like long before leaving. She tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the eight most common reasons why your retirement estimate might be inaccurate.

    July 24, 2015
  • A brand new law just signed by President Obama will give a lot of federal employees the ability to start drawing retirement funds from the Thrift Savings Plan much earlier than had been allowed in the past. It's called the Defending Public Safety Emploees Retirement Act and it applies to several federal positions that are already eligible for early retirement. Tammy Flanagan is the senior benefits director for the National Institute for Transition Planning. She tells In Depth guest host Jared Serbu how the law will work and what its impact will be.

    July 10, 2015
  • Jump-start your retirement income-building by listening to benefits expert Tammy Flanagan - this week's guest on Your Turn with host Mike Causey.

    July 01, 2015
  • The NITP's Tammy Flanagan will discuss the best days to retire and Andy Medici with the Federal Times new problems at the VA, and the high cost of workers compensation. October 8, 2014

    October 08, 2014
  • Host Mike Causey discusses the new phased retirement option with NITP Senior Benefits Director Tammy Flanagan. September 10, 2014

    September 10, 2014
  • NITP Senior Benefits Director Tammy Flanagan will answer your retirement questions. July 30, 2014

    July 30, 2014
  • Buying an annuity from the Social Security Administration is one way for federal employees to bolster their retirement income. And yes, you heard that right, you can buy a Social Security annuity. Tammy Flanagan is Senior Benefits Director for the National Institute of Transition Planning. She says on In Depth with Francis Rose the cost of the annuity depends on how patient you are.

    July 25, 2014
  • NITP Senior Benefits Director Tammy Flanagan will answer your retirement questions. July 16, 2014

    July 16, 2014
  • Making the call to turn your investment decisions over to a financial planner is a big decision for just about anybody, but there are several important factors that make that decision even more complicated for federal employees. Tammy Flanagan is Senior Benefits Director for the National Institute of Transition Planning. She's writing about some of the elements of that decision making process for soon-to-retire feds, and shared her thoughts on In Depth with guest host Jared Serbu.

    July 11, 2014
  • Benefits expert John Elliott will discuss what you should be doing to prepare for retirement, and OPM Director Katherine Archuleta will talk about the status of phased retirement, the retirement-claims backlog and other civil service issues. July 9, 2014

    July 09, 2014
  • NITP Senior Benefits Director Tammy Flanagan will answer your retirement questions. July 2, 2014

    July 02, 2014
  • Last month, Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, joined Federal News Radio's senior correspondent, Mike Causey, to answer feds' questions as part of an exclusive online chat. The experts fielded dozens of questions from readers -- but couldn't get to all them. So, Federal News Radio went back to the experts to answer another round of questions for readers. In this special Q&A, find the experts' take on everything from the best date to retire this year and what happens to insurance premiums when you retire to whether the Thrift Savings Plan plans to offer in-plan conversions.

    May 09, 2014