How Proposed Changes to Paid Benefits Can Change Your Retirement Plans

Over the past few weeks, both President Trump and Congressional leaders have considered cutting paid benefits and retirement plans for federal employees. This has lead to considerable uncertainty for current employees who are planning to retire in the next few years as well as for younger employees who want to start saving for retirement but […]

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What Employees Can Expect from 2018 Federal Employee Raises

The final months of the calendar year are a tumultuous time for any president, but particularly for a new one. Along with the budget proposal and debt ceiling coverage, the president also issues a proposal for annual federal employee raises. This proposition was due at the end of August, and President Trump submitted a 1.9% […]

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What Is a Reduction in Force (RIF) and How Can You Prepare For It?

Whenever there is a change in leadership within the White House, it’s common for the new President to review how various agencies run and make changes to the staffing. This is no different under the current administration. In the past few months, President Trump has made changes to the resources and funding to various federal […]

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How the OPM Retirement Claims Backlog Will Affect Your Benefits Access

The Office of Personnel Management is currently fighting against a backlog of applications and claims for retirement benefits. While the backlog tends to peak at the start of the year, spikes in applications or attempted enrollments can add to the backlog each month. July was a particularly bad month for OPM retirement claims, as the […]

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Proposed Cuts to Retirement Benefits: What You Need to Know

The first half of 2017 was tumultuous for many retired Americans who closely followed the proposed healthcare reform bills. Along with changes to premiums (particularly for seniors) and rolled back coverage of pre-existing conditions, there were talks about cutting Medicare and Medicaid benefits that are presently offered in the Affordable Care Act. This would have […]

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Talk to MyFEDBenefits At The First UPMA National Convention

From August 5-10, MyFedBenefits will be at the First UPMA National Convention in Louisville. The Kentucky chapter of the United Postmasters and Managers of America (UPMA) has worked tirelessly to create an amazing program for the first national convention, and we’re thrilled and honored to be a part of the events. While you’re taking tours […]

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USPS Employees Share Their Favorite Memories

USPS Employees Share their Stories From the Mailroom and Delivery Rounds Thank you to the hundreds of USPS workers who shared their stories with us for National Postal Worker Day. “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” This “motto,” engraved outside […]

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Four Questions You Should Ask About the 2017 Annual Social Security Report

On July 13, the annual trustee reports on Social Security and Medicare were released to review the health and viability of this program. The annual social security report estimates what payroll taxes will look like in the next few decades and how Medicare coverage will change as well. It then creates a report card for […]

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MyFEDBenefits Celebrates National Postal Worker Day

MyFEDBenefits Thanks All USPS Employees On National Postal Worker Day USPS employees provide vital and affordable services to the American public. From working in postal centers across the country, to hand delivering mail daily and loading and unloading mail trucks, postal employees are the reason our current mail delivery system runs so efficiently. They trudge […]

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Congress Approves VA Reform Bill

A Newly Passed VA Bill Could Mean Big Changes for Federal Employees On June 13, 2017, the House passed a bipartisan bill to reform the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs in a 368 – 55 vote. This bill, the S.1094 – Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017, originated in the […]

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