For Your Benefit

  • (1) Voluntary Contribution Program (2) Backdoor Roth

    Host Bob Leins welcomes Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director at NITP, to talk about the Voluntary Contributions Program (VCP).

  • Insurance education: LTC? CIR? What does it all mean?

    Host Bob Leins welcomes Shane Canfield, CEO, Worldwide Assurance for Employees of Public Agencies (WAEPA) and Brian Kurrus, Certified Financial Planner® to educate listeners on life insurance, long term care, and chronic illness riders.

  • Social Security disability

    Host Bob Leins and co-host John Elliott welcome Lester Austin, Retired Senior Public Affairs Specialist with the Social Security Administration, to talk about Social Security Disability.

  • Mid-year financial planning

    Host, Bob Leins and co-host John Elliott welcome John Jilek, Certified Financial Planner® to talk about mid-year financial planning.

  • Financial planning in uncertain times

    Host Bob Leins welcomes Dwayne Jackson, CPA, CFP and Principal at Rembert | Pendleton | Jackson.  Financial planning in uncertain times can be challenging.  Is an effective strategy even possible?  Educating yourself about the variables and then developing and sticking with your plan in good times and in bad is key.

  • Population health and wellness in the FEHB Program

    Host, Bob Leins and co-host Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director at NITP, welcome back Paula S. Jakub, RHU; CEO of The American Foreign Service Protective Association, sponsor of the Foreign Service Benefit Plan, to talk Population Health and Wellness in the FEHB Program. 

  • Digesting the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – 6 months after swallowing it

    Host Bob Leins welcomes David De Jong and Steve Widdes, tax and estate attorneys with Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC, to discuss uncertainties and opportunities related to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

  • What could happen? A discussion on the proposed Federal Pay Freeze and retirement changes

    Host Bob Leins welcomes Mike Causey of Federal News Radio. Federal Employees are anxious about the four proposals that the Office of Personnel Management recently sent to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), but were nowhere to be found in the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act, which lawmakers passed Thursday morning with a 351-66 vote, as reported by Federal News Radio. 

  • How to prepare for a meeting with your financial advisor

    Host Bob Leins welcomes Joe Sullender, CFP®, Managing Director/Investments for the Financial Strategies Group of Wells Fargo Advisors to talk about making the most out of meeting with your financial advisor.

  • Understanding the Medicare Program

    Host Bob Leins welcomes David Santana from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to the studio.

  • TSP updates from the experts

    Join hosts, Bob Leins and Karen Schaeffer, CFP®, as they welcome Ravi Deo, Executive Director, and Kim Weaver, Director of External Affairs of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board to the studio.

  • Understanding Social Security: Tips to help you maximize your benefit amount

    Host Bob Leins, and co-host John Elliott, welcome Lester Austin, Retired Senior Public Affairs Specialist with the Social Security Administration, to talk about how social security coordinates with financial awareness, planning and opportunities.

  • Divorce and tax planning for federal employees

    Hosts, Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director at NITP, welcome Dan Jamison, CPA to talk about divorce and tax planning for Federal employees.

  • Financial literacy: Small changes that make a big difference

    Subscribe to For Your Benefit’s daily audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne. Insight by NITP, Inc April 9, 2018 – Host Bob Leins welcomes Karen Schaeffer, Certified Financial Planner®.  In honor of Financial Literacy Month, Karen will…