For Your Benefit

  • Estate tax law changes

    Host Bob Leins welcomes Marc Levine, Esquire, to give an overview of estate tax law changes on the Federal level, as well as more detailed updates for DC and MD, and general updates for the rest of the country.

  • Work after retirement: The perennial workforce

    Host Bob Leins and co-host Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director at NITP, welcome Marva Goldsmith, author, career coach, consultant, trainer, and entrepreneur.

  • Leadership Development Theory

    Host Bob Leins and co-host Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director at NITP, welcome Dr. Bill Brantley, Adjunct Faculty at the University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence. Dr. Brantley also works in the Enterprise Training Division at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (opinions expressed today are his own and do not represent those of USPTO).

  • Financial resolutions for the New Year

    Host Bob Leins welcomes John Jilek, Certified Financial Planner to talk about how to approach financial planning in the new year.

  • A look back and a look ahead to federal benefits

    Host Bob Leins and co-host Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director at NITP, welcome Mike Causey to take a look back at Federal Benefits over the past year and a look to what’s ahead.

  • Serving those who have served

    Join our host, Bob Leins, as he welcomes Sabrina Clark, Director of Voluntary Service for the Department of Veterans Affairs and Laura Balun, volunteer, VA retiree, and former Director of Voluntary Service. As we quickly approach Veterans Day, we would like to highlight the opportunities to honor the sacrifice and service of Veterans through philanthropic activities in collaboration with VA’s Voluntary Service Program. October 23, 2017

  • Healthy for the Holidays

    Host Bob Leins welcomes Kari Utz-Wolsky, Nutrition Counselor and Personal Trainer. Tired of gaining weight over the holidays every year – and the time and effort to lose it? Wondering if you should avoid sweets, fatty foods and spirits?

  • The New Year is coming – What do I need to do to prepare?

    Host Bob Leins welcomes Mike Townshend, retirement and aging authority. With the New Year coming, now is a good time for a self-assessment. What might this include?

  • Open Season with Kaiser Permanente

    Host Bob Leins and co-host Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director at NITP, welcome Gavin Toner, manager of Mid-Atlantic Federal Health Plans for Kaiser Permanente and Dr. Bruce Wollman, Associate Medical Director of Government Affairs for the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group.

  • The Consumer Checkbook’s Guide and FEHBP Open Season with Walton Francis

    November 27, 2017 – Hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director at NITP, welcome insurance expert and author Walton Francis to the studio to talk about FEHBP open season. The CHECKBOOK’s Guide shows that most families can save $2,000 or more by selecting better plan choices.

  • Open Season with VSP Vision Care – Vision Care Federal Plans and Dominion National Dental Plans

    Host Bob Leins welcomes both VSP Vision Care – Vision Care Federal Plans and Dominion National Dental Plans to the studio.

  • Open Season with GEHA – Government Employees Health Association, Inc.

    Host Bob Leins and co-host Bob Braunstein, Federal Benefits Specialist at NITP, welcome Brian Sperling, Senior Account Executive with Government Employees Health Association, Inc. (GEHA) to the studio. November 13, 2017

  • Open Season with AETNA Federal plans

    Join our hosts Bob Leins and John Elliott as they welcome Tom Bernatavitz, Vice-President of Aetna Federal Plans to the studio. This is another in our series of weekly shows devoted to the range of health insurance plans available to Feds during Open Season.

  • Open Season with FSAFeds and U.S. Office of Personnel Management

    Host Bob Leins and co-host John Elliott, Federal Benefits Specialist, welcome Jay Fritz, Chief, Program Analysis and Systems Support, Federal Employee Insurance Operations, U.S. Office of Personnel Management to the studio.