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NEW EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
RETIREMENT PLANNING
THRIFT SAVINGS PLAN
SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE
LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE
DESIGNATION OF BENEFICIARY
FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS
GROUP LIFE INSURANCE
HEALTH BENEFITS
DENTAL AND VISION INSURANCE PROGRAM
FINANCIAL PLANNING
CONTACT YOUR AGENCY BENEFITS SPECIALIST

 

 

 

 

NEW EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

OPM’s Guide to Federal Benefits for New Federal Employees

OPM video: Let’s Talk Benefits (An Introduction to Federal Benefits and the Decisions You Need to Make as a New Federal Employee) (22 minutes)

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RETIREMENT PLANNING
Early-Career Financial and TSP Planning for FERS (DMASON 106) Employees in the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)
Employees hired after January 1, 1987,OR those who switched from CSRS to FERS.
Early-Career Financial and TSP Planning for FERS Special
(DMASON 107)
Employees in the Special Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS Special)
FERS Employees are those hired after January 1, 1987, OR those who switched from CSRS to FERS. Special FERS employees include Firefighters, Law Enforcement Officers, Air Traffic Controllers, Military Reserve Technicians, members of Congress, and Congressional employees.
Mid-Career Financial and TSP Planning for FERS (DMASON 109) Employees in the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)
Employees hired after January 1, 1987,OR those who switched from CSRS to FERS.
Mid-Career Financial and TSP Planning for FERS Special
(DMASON 110)
Employees in the Special Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS Special)
FERS Employees are those hired after January 1, 1987, OR those who switched from CSRS to FERS. Special FERS employees include Firefighters, Law Enforcement Officers, Air Traffic Controllers, Military Reserve Technicians, members of Congress, and Congressional employees.
Late-Career Financial and TSP Planning for CSRS
(DMASON 101)
Employees in the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS)
Employees hired before January 1, 1987.
Late-Career Financial and TSP Planning for CSRS Special
(DMASON 102)
Employees in the Civil Service Retirement System for Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters (CSRS Special)
CSRS employees were hired before January 1, 1987.
Late-Career Financial and TSP Planning for FERS
(DMASON 103)
Employees in the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)
Employees hired after January 1, 1987,OR those who switched from CSRS to FERS.
Late-Career Financial and TSP Planning for FERS Special
(DMASON 104)
Employees in the Special Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS Special)
FERS Employees are those hired after January 1, 1987, OR those who switched from CSRS to FERS. Special FERS employees include Firefighters, Law Enforcement Officers, Air Traffic Controllers, Military Reserve Technicians, members of Congress, and Congressional employees.

Narrated PowerPoint: Retirement Planning (60 minutes)

AGLEARN Module: USDA-CSREES-FINED09: Buy Out: Thinking Over An Early Retirement

OPM Publications for Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)

OPM Frequently Asked Questions for Federal Retirement

Planning for a Secure Retirement

Planning for Retirement and Retirement Accounts

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THRIFT SAVINGS PLAN

Narrated PowerPoint: Thrift Savings Plan/Financial Planning (16 minutes)

Thrift Savings Plan web site, including all publications, forms, calculators and account access

TSP videos: Thrift Savings Plan Overview (11 minutes)

Thrift Savings Plan: Your Guide to the L Funds (9 minutes)

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SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE

Narrated PowerPoint: Social Security/Medicare (6 minutes)

Social Security Administration web site

SSA Windfall Elimination Provision

SSA Government Pension Offset

Medicare web site

OPM Federal Employees Health Benefits and Medicare

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LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE

Narrated PowerPoint: Long Term Care Insurance (8 minutes)

Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program web site

OPM Quick Guide to FEHB, FEDVIP, FLTCIP, FSAFEDS and FEGLI Programs:

Video: Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (17 minutes)

AGLEARN Module: USDA-CSREES-FINED04: Financing Long Term Care: A Resource Center for Families

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DESIGNATION OF BENEFICIARY

Narrated PowerPoint: Designation of Beneficiaries (4 minutes)

OPM Designation of Beneficiary web site

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FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS

Video: FSAFEDS – The Smart Way to Save on Health and Dependent Care – 2007 (12 minutes)

Federal Flexible Spending Accounts web site

OPM Quick Guide to FEHB, FEDVIP, FLTCIP, FSAFEDS and FEGLI Programs

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GROUP LIFE INSURANCE

OPM Federal Employees Group Life Insurance web site

OPM Federal Employees Group Life Insurance calculator

OPM Quick Guide to FEHB, FEDVIP, FLTCIP, FSAFEDS and FEGLI Programs

OPM Video: FEGLI: Celebrating 50 years of Protection (17 minutes)

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HEALTH BENEFITS

OPM Federal Employees Health Benefits web site

OPM Quick Guide to FEHB, FEDVIP, FLTCIP, FSAFEDS and FEGLI Programs

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DENTAL AND VISION INSURANCE PROGRAM

OPM Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance web site

OPM Quick Guide to FEHB, FEDVIP, FLTCIP, FSAFEDS and FEGLI Programs

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FINANCIAL PLANNING

AGLEARN Modules:
USDA-CSREES-FINED01: Take the Road to Financial Security in Later Life

USDA-CSREES-FINED02: America Saves: You Can Build Wealth

USDA-CSREES-FINED03: Investing For Your Future

USDA-CSREES-FINED05: Planning For a Secure Retirement

USDA-CSREES-FINED07: Getting Ready For Estate Planning: Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?

USDA-CSREES-FINED10: Late Savers Guidebook

USDA-CSREES-FINED11: PowerPay: Helping Debtors Become Savers

OPM Federal Ballpark Estimate

Financial Planning for Couples Simulation

Planning for a Secure Retirement

Late Savers Guidebook

Managing Your Cash Flow and Credit

Financing Long-Term Care: A Resource Center for Families

Planning for Retirement and Retirement Accounts

Planning Your Personal Finances Simulation

Take the Road to Financial Security in Later Life

The U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education.

USDA Extension Service: Financial Security for All web site

Federal Trade Commission Identity Theft web site

Money Smart - A Financial Education Program

www.360financialliteracy.org to get financial information and tools

www.feedthepig.org to sign up for free weekly email tips

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