Coming Up on ForYourBenefit

August 21, 2017:  Survivor Benefits

Join our hosts, Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director at NITP.  They will 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.

A Look Ahead to Next Week

August 28, 2017 - Hosts Bob Leins welcomes Michael Creedon, D.S.W. Gerontologist, and expert on transitioning to retirement, to the studio. 

Most Recent Past Shows

August 14, 2017:  "Estate Planning - Unique Situations" - with host Bob Leins and Marc Levine, Esquire.

August 7, 2017:  "Early Retirement / Buyout:  Be Careful What You Wish For!" - with host Bob Leins and Maureen Wilkin, Federal Benefits Specialist.

July 31, 2017:  "Planning for Kids:  What Happens When I'm Gone?"   - with host Bob Leins, Karen Schaeffer, CFP, and Megan Schaeffer, Estate Planning Attorney.

July 17, 2017:  "Social Security:  Where It's Been, Where It's Now, Where It's Going?"  - with host Bob Leins, co-host John Elliott and Lester Austin, Retired Senior Public Affairs Specialist with the Social Security Administration.

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ForYourBenefit is NITP’s weekly radio show which features information and discussion on topics of interest to the Federal employee, including Federal Benefits, financial and retirement planning, and other issues.

Guests and topics change weekly – In 2017, our guests will help you plan and navigate through retirement issues and concerns.