Use An Annuity Calculator to See How the High-5 Plan Affects You

The MyFEDBenefits team has kept a close eye on the government’s proposed retirement policies over the past 2 years. Though the changes aren’t done yet, it looks like retirement benefits may be a sticking point in the 2019 proposed budget. It’s time that we can start to use an annuity calculator to see how some of […]

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Are Your FERS, TSP, and Social Security Accounts Indexed for Inflation?

There are multiple factors to consider when saving for your federal retirement. You want to enjoy your life now, but you also need to make sure you have enough saved once you leave public service. Once you’re finally ready to retire, you have to consider what to withdraw, when to pull your funds, and how […]

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What FERS Employees Need to Know About Crediting Unused Sick Leave

Every employee treats their sick leave differently. Some employees battle through colds and stomach issues, determined not to miss a day. Other employees use every sick day possible, wanting to take advantage of the time off — even if they just have a light sniffle. FERS employees may want to consider additional information before deciding […]

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Meet MyFEDBenefits At The UPMA Convention In Reno

MyFEDBenefits Wants You To Win Big At The UPMA Convention In Reno! The United Postmasters and Managers of America (UPMA) is holding their second annual convention in Reno, Nevada, and our team of benefits specialists is excited to attend for the second year in a row. Last year, we chatted with many postmaster union leaders […]

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TSP Withdrawal Changes Go Into Effect September 2019

Following the approval of the 2017 TSP Modernization Act, the federal government is taking steps to ease the TSP withdrawal process and help retired and retiring employees access their funds. By giving employees more control over their retirement accounts, the government hopes to increase participation in the TSP program, grow recruitment efforts to government positions, […]

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How The TSP Modernization Act Impacts Your Retirement Options

In November 2017, President Trump signed the TSP Modernization Act into law. This TSP bill is meant to increase participation in the government’s 401(k)-style retirement plan and make it easier for current and retired employees to access their funds. Despite the ease of use of the new Thrift Savings Plans, many federal employees are left […]

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How The Holman Rule Affects Federal Employees

Congressional representatives voted to reinstate the Holman Rule this week, which allows members to propose amendments that reduce the pay of specific federal employees. Members of Congress would be able to reduce pay to one dollar for specific federal workers. This has left many political and economic experts wondering what the Holman Rule is and […]

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What’s the Impact of the Federal Retirement Fairness Act?

A new bill, The Federal Retirement Fairness Act, is working its way through the congressional process as elected officials look to help employees who were temporary contract workers before they were hired full-time. Temporary workers don’t receive the same federal retirement benefits as full-time employees, and a few years of contract work can set federal […]

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Federal Retirement Study: Most Employees Don’t Have Enough Saved

Only 18% of American workers say they will be able to fully retire and live a comfortable lifestyle, according to the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies® (TCRS). The organization recently released their 18th Annual Survey on the state of American retirement, with some shocking findings especially related to federal retirement. Not only are Americans planning […]

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USPS VERA 2018 Q&A for Clerks and Mail Handlers

MyFEDBenefits Answers Common Questions About USPS VERA 2018 for Federal Employees MyFEDBenefits hosted a free Facebook Live Q&A event on Tuesday, February 27th for USPS federal employees to ask questions about early retirement and their VERA applications. The VERA (Voluntary Early Retirement Authority) is available to USPS employees with at least 20 years of eligible service. […]

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