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December 6, 2021:  2021 Federal Benefits Wrap-Up

Host Bob Leins, CPA® welcomes Phil Gardner, Federal Benefits Specialist.  Today’s discussion will focus on recapping changes thus far in 2021 and what is ahead in the coming year.  There is good news and not so good news.

  • FEGLI rate increases
  • FEHB and Medicare rate increases on the horizon
  • Near record COLA increases for CSRS, FERS and Social Security
  • End of year retirement surge processing
  • Covid relief extended deadlines for FSA reimbursement
  • There is still time to make Open Season changes

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A Look Ahead

December 13, 2021:  Host Bob Leins, CPA® welcomes M. Shane Canfield, CEO, WAEPA

Most Recent Past Shows

These and previous episodes are available on-demand.

November 29, 2021:  Social Security Rules for 2022, with Mary Beth Franklin, Certified Financial Planner®, Contributing Editor for InvestmentNews, and President of RetirePro

November 22, 2021:  Positive Steps Towards a Healthy Lifestyle, with Patti Hudson, Lifetime Health and Fitness Expert

November 15, 2021:  Take Time to Consider Your Options During Open Season, with Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director NITP

November 8, 2021:  The Consumers’ CHECKBOOK Guide  and FEHBP Open Season, with Walton Francis, insurance expert and author






























































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ForYourBenefit , NITP’s weekly radio program, presents information and strategies to help the Federal worker plan and navigate the unique issues of each career stage.   Join us each week as our guests discuss topics of interest including Federal benefits, financial planning/literacy, retirement concerns, FEHB Open Season, the Thrift Savings Plan, and much more.